School Safety & Well-Being Summit – Sept. 18-20


Registration will begin at 8:00 am each day
Start time is 8:30 am each day
End time is 4:30 pm each day*

*Friday agenda closes at 12:30pm with space available for District Team Time until 4:00pm


William Egan Civic & Convention Center 
555 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Driving Directions 


Sharon Fishel
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Email: sharon.fishel@alaska.gov


AASB’s Fall Boardsmanship Academy

If you are a District Leader or School Board Member, please plan to stay on for the Association of Alaska School Board’s  (AASB’s) Fall Boardsmanship Academy, which will be September 21-22 in Anchorage. This will be a great opportunity for attendees to continue conversations from the Safety Summit with other School Board Members and District Leaders from around the state, and hone your skills in advocacy, and hear the latest updates around a number of education topics.  School Districts will be sent registration information for this separately. Call AASB at 907-463 -1660 for more information.


Alaska School Safety & Well-Being Summit 

Positive school climate. Trauma-engaged practice. Supported mental health. Safe schools.

Event Description

Educational leaders, key staff, and strategic stakeholders, including representation from every district across the state will convene to improve school safety in Alaska by both learning and sharing methods to: promote healthy development through trauma-engaged and restorative practices, improve school climate, and be better prepared for any possible school crisis.

Hotel room blocks expire September 2nd, so be sure to register and reserve your room NOW!


The Summit aims to strengthen:

Positive school climate. Trauma-engaged practice. Supported mental health. Safe schools.

The Summit objectives advance the Alaska Education Challenge and include the following:

  • Build a shared understanding of comprehensive school safety and well-being
  • Acquire concrete tools and skills for implementation of effective school safety practices
  • Build peer connections, identify community resources, and exchange ideas and information that ensure awareness of school mental health and wellness.

Learning topics include: restorative practices, positive school climate, suicide prevention, counseling and mental health, social emotional learning, trauma-engaged practices, school safety, safety related district plans and policies, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and the Alaska Safe Children's Act. Plus more!

Key 2019 Summit sessions include but are not limited to, family engagement; safe, equitable, engaging schools; integration of cultural consideration; educator self-care; threat assessment; leadership strategies; and the science of learning. Sessions support districts' integration of the Transforming Schools: A Framework for Trauma-engaged Schools in Alaska.


District teams may include a maximum of 6 Superintendent-approved team members; Alternative Schools maximum not included in that total. Alternative Schools may include a maximum of 3 Principal-approved team members. 

Attendees may include:

  • Administrators
  • Teachers
  • School counselors
  • Community partners
  • School Board members
  • Parents
  • Students

Event Schedule

Pre-Summit Sessions – Sept 17, 2019 (Invitation Only)
•    Alaska Alternative School Coalition (Invitation Only)
•    SAPP Grantees (Invitation Only)

School Safety & Well-Being Summit – Sept. 18-20, 2019
•    School Safety
•    Trauma Engaged Schools
•    School Climate
•    Restorative Practices

Download the At-A-Glance Agenda here.

Travel Expense Information

Each district will be provided travel funding to bring a team of up to 6 staff and partners.  On the registration form, please indicate your estimated team travel expenses.

Lodging Information

The following hotels are available to secure lodging for you and your team.  All rooms are on a first-come-first-served basis:

Marriott Anchorage
820 W 7th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501
1-907-279-8000 or www.marriotthotels.com
Room Rate: $199.00
Reference: M-GY5UK2D
Cutoff date: 8/16/2019
Booking Link: Click here.

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501
1-907-265-7037 or 1-800-HILTONS
Room Rate: $185 single/double occupancy
Cutoff date: 9/2/2019
Group Name: 2019 School Safety Summit
Booking Link: www.hiltonanchorage.com ; Under "Add Special Rate Codes" type in 'SAFEAK' in the Group Code field to recieve group rates.

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
401 E 6th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501
1-907-343-3105 or www.marriott.com/ANCSI
Room Rate: $122.00
Reference: M-GY5UK2D
Cutoff date: 9/2/2019
Booking Link: Click here.

Additional Information

To help you better prepare for this event, download the Travel Checklist.

Your well-being is important!  Feel free to complete a personalized Wellness Plan