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ABOUT WSSCA

The Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association (WSSCA) was founded in 1968 as an association of professionals dedicated to improving security, safety and health in Wisconsin schools. WSSCA is a non-profit and non-government organization that includes administrators, supervisors, teachers, building and grounds personnel, health and nursing personnel, safety coordinators, security coordinators, school resource officers, school districts as well as private/public businesses. 

 

We are managed by a board of directors, made up of an Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director, members and advisors. 

 

We provide resources and training that empowers members to create safe and secure schools in Wisconsin and beyond.

 

 

 

ABOUT OUR LOGO

Highlighting the association’s focus of security and safety in schools, the WSSCA logo depicts a golden triangle—a well-known symbol used to grab attention for safety purposes—encased within a shield, which represents security. This combination creates a modern and eye-catching graphic that has a bold impact on any medium. The color scheme chosen makes the “safety yellow” a standout accent color against a modern take on a classic blue color family, which signifies trust and calm.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN DEVELOPMENT

Every Wisconsin School and School District must have an up-to-date Emergency Response Plan, and WSSCA can help develop and update plans that will meet all requirements of the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Department of Justice/Office of School Safety (DOJ/OSS).

FIRE, SAFETY, AND EMERGENCY DRILLS AND EVACUATION

Ensure that all required drills are effectively and optimally planned, held, and reported appropriately per regulations of DPI, DOJ, and the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).

COLLABORATIVE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING

WSSCA can assist with the development and implementation of Memoranda of Understanding between school districts and local law enforcement, fire, and emergency management as well as other public and private agencies that can assist during times of crisis.

CRISIS COMMUNICATION

The most critical element of any Emergency Operations Plan, Communication, requires deep understanding and adherence to concepts that are frequently changed as technology and knowledge develops and WSSCA can help.

PLAYGROUND MAINTENANCE AND SUPERVISION

Keeping students safe at school is WSSCA’s foundational focus, and through our partnerships with safety professionals, insurance providers, and facilities experts we help schools stay current and effective.

MORE WAYS WE CAN HELP YOU:

BUILDING SECURITY

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

HEALTH SAFETY

PPE

FORKLIFTS, AERIAL LIFTS AND CRANES

HAZCOM

MACHINE GUARDING

LOCK/TAGOUT

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

CONFINED SPACE ENTRY 

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS EXPOSURE

ERGONOMICS

RECORDKEEPING

SAFETY COMMITTEE

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

ASBESTOS AND LEAD/RADON

PEST MANAGEMENT

HAZARDOUS WASTE

SAFE DRINKING WATER

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

CHAIN OF COMMAND SYSTEM

NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

MITIGATING SCHOOL THREATS AND VIOLENCE

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

OUR MISSION

To improve security, safety and health in Wisconsin’s schools. We are committed to making schools a safer place to learn, play, teach work and visit.

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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

The business of the association is conducted by a thirteen member Board of Directors and an executive director. This group is further guided by several technical advisors with professional backgrounds in a variety of school safety and security related fields.

Tom Wohlleber

Executive Director

Stacy Washington

Assistant Executive Director

Al Behnke

Past President

Howard-Suamico School District

al.behnke@wssca.org

Jay Jones

President

 

Omro School District

jay.jones@wssca.org

Scott Johnson

Vice President

La Crosse School District

scott.johnson@wssca.org

Rick Fechter

2nd Vice President

School District of Menominee Falls

Richard.Fechter@wssca.org

Robert Smith

WSSCA Board Member

Tomorrow River School District

robert.smith@wssca.org

Term one expires 2023

Greg Maroo

WSSCA Board Member

Oconomowoc Area School District

greg.maroo@wssca.org

Term one expires 2023

Dale Bergman

WSSCA Board Member

Merrill Area Public Schools

dale.bergman@wssca.org

Term one expires 2023

Travis Hilliard

WSSCA Board Member

Sauk Prairie School District

travis.hilliard@wssca.org

Term one expires 2024

Mark McGinnis

WSSCA Board Member

Fair Skies Consulting

mark.mcginnis@wssca.org

Term one expires 2023

Jodi Smeiska

WSSCA Board Member

Brown Deer School District

jodi.smeiska@wssca.org

Term one expires 2024

Steven Eichman

WSSCA Board Member


West-Allis - West Milwaukee School District

steven.eichman@wssca.org

Term one expires 2024

Sarah Poquette

WSSCA Board Member

Oshkosh Area School District

sarah.poquette@wssca.org

Term one expires 2024

Jim Jozwiakowski

WSSCA Advisor
 

Environmental Management Consulting, Inc.

         James.jozwiakowski@wssca.org

Alyssa Germaine

WSSCA Advisor
 

TRICOR Insurance

alyssa.hrubes@wssca.org

Bill Freeman

WSSCA Advisor

Environmental Management Consulting, Inc.

bill.freeman@wssca.org

Jodi Traas

WSSCA Advisor

Community Insurance Corp.

jodi.traas@wssca.org

Dave Young

WSSCA Advisor

EMC Insurance Company

dave.young@wssca.org

PAST PRESIDENTS

Al Behnke - Howard-Suamico School District 

Jeremiah Johnson - Muskego - Norway School District 

John Stangler  - Pewaukee School District 

Jim Jozwiakowski - Environmental Management Consulting, Inc. (EMC) 

Brian Koffarnus - Greendale School District 

Pat Meyer - East DePere School District 

Robert Ellis - East Troy School District 

Tom Helgestad - Wisconsin Rapids School District 

Al Behnke - Green Bay School District 

Carrie Hallquist - Chippewa Valley Technical College 

Bill Freeman - Environmental Management Consulting, Inc. (EMC) 

Gary Rosplach - Muskego - Norway School District 

Ken Baran - Howard Suamico School District 

Mike Hinske - Big Foot Union High School 

Jodi Traas - Community Insurance Corporation 

Paul Buchholz - Beaver Dam Unified School District 

Tom Wohlleber - Middleton - Cross - Plains Area School District 

Chris Dupre - Edgerton School District 

Doug Fisk - Baraboo School District 

Erin Gauthier - Palmyra - Eagle School District 

Joe Bellomo - Orfordville - Parkview School District 

Kevin Kirschbaum - Dodgeville School District 

Ted Hayes - Wausau Insurance 

Marlin Phillips - Sparta School District 

Jim Watters - Jefferson School District 

Ken Hammond - Sun Prairie School District 

Dick Klawiter - UW Platteville WI 

THE LATEST NEWS

You can count on WSSCA to deliver the latest and greatest resources and relevant safety information. What's at the top of everyone's mind today? What else: Covid-19 and its impact on schools and school-related activities.