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NPS Safety & Security Officer

Norwalk Public Schools is pleased to announce that Ryan Harold has been named the NPS Safety and Security Officer. Mr. Harold is a passionate leader with over ten years of management experience in education, having worked in both private and public organizations. His expertise includes the ability to successfully create and apply systems, structures and procedures to promote a culture of excellence and provide a safe learning environment for students and staff.

Mr. Harold has held a variety of educational and safety roles throughout his career including dean of students and coordinator of safety and security/student life specialist. While serving in these positions, he designed and implemented safety and security plans while collaborating with law enforcement and other health and safety professionals. Mr. Harold also developed schoolwide policies to improve school culture in his previous district in order to foster a climate of respect between students, staff, families and the community.

Additionally, Mr. Harold has experience with behavioral crisis-interventions and acute behavioral incidents, having worked with administration, school counselors, social workers and staff to tailor individual behavioral plans. Working with school leaders and members of the community, Ryan facilitated opportunities to establish a positive, achievement-oriented, and culturally responsible school environment through various programs and initiatives including mentorship opportunities, restorative justice practices, social emotional training, classroom management tools and community building initiatives.

Ryan holds certifications in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, School Violence Prevention and Intervention, Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, and Dignity for all Students.

Mr. Harold earned a Master of Science in Education in teaching students with disabilities in grades 7-12 from CUNY City College, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Wellness with a Minor in Coaching Theories and Techniques from SUNY Buffalo State College.