Dr. Amy Klinger is nationally recognized as an expert in school safety and crisis management. She delivers trainings and lectures to audiences throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Amy Klinger is the founder and Director of Programs for the national non-profit, The Educator’s School Safety Network (www.eSchoolSafety.org). She is first and foremost an educator, and brings a practitioner's perspective to the critical concerns of school crisis response. With expertise in active shooter response, crisis planning and preparedness, vulnerability assessment and mitigation, as well as lockdown enhancements, Dr. Klinger combines a knowledge of law enforcement procedures with the practical experience of educational administration.
Dr. Klinger is a Professor of Educational Administration and Department Chair at Ashland University in Ohio. Her past experience includes 28 years of service as a teacher, central office administrator, building principal, and college professor. She has also developed and delivered FEMA and DHS courses.
Dr. Klinger has conducted extensive research in the area of school safety and crisis planning and has developed lockdown enhancement, threat assessment, and parent reunification courses for school administrators, school staff members, and law enforcement officials. Dr. Klinger is a certified DHS instructor and course developer as well as a vetted member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. Her most recent book Keeping Students Safe Every Day, was published in August 2018 by ASCD. She also authored the book In Search of Safer Schools, published in 2009, along with other articles on school safety featured in national publications. In addition to direct training with educators, parents, and students, she frequently presents at regional, national, and international education and law enforcement conferences on school safety and security issues.