Center for Safe Schools employs a diverse and well-qualified staff to respond to the more than 250 requests for technical assistance it receives each month. Center staff have backgrounds in law, social services and education. Staff conduct research, consult with national experts and receive training to remain current on issues related to school safety and violence prevention.
Center for Safe Schools Staff
Randall B. Fox, Director, (717) 480-7268
Randy Fox’s career is dedicated to education and emergency management. He earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education degree, master’s degree in educational administration, and superintendent eligibility certification. Fox taught fourth, six and seventh grades during his career. He led schools for eighteen years as an elementary or middle school principal and has intensive experience leading training initiatives for schools, childcare and business organizations. Fox also experienced a near active school shooting incident as a school principal in September of 2001. This sparked his life-long dedication to the safety of our school constituents and began his desire to customize services based on organizational need.
Fox earned the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress-National Pro-Board Certifications of Fire Officer II, Firefighter II, Emergency Services Instructor and is certified as an Incident Safety Officer through the Pennsylvania Department of Health. He holds executive qualifications through the National Incident Management System and the Homeland Security Incident Command System. His emergency management experience includes Command Level Fire Battalion Officer, extensive incident preplanning, incident mitigation-response-recovery, incident command experience, volunteer firefighter and prehospital emergency care provider. In addition, Fox is pursuing his certification as a FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner. This elite certification demonstrates superior proficiency instructing and coordinating varieties of small to large group table-top, operational, and real-world exercises. This unique range of experience is why Fox was selected to lead the Center for Safe Schools towards the vision of comprehensive school safety.
Stephanie Colvin Roy, Special Projects Managing Coordinator
Stephanie Roy provides technical assistance and professional development to schools and youth serving agencies with a focus on bullying prevention and social emotional learning. She has developed social emotional learning curriculum, a teambuilding curriculum for out of school time, prevention lessons on alcohol and other drug abuse, addiction, bullying, cyberbullying, diversity, resiliency and has co-written lessons on gambling prevention. Stephanie has training in cyberbullying, relational aggression, resiliency, cyber addiction, media literacy, diversity awareness and addiction. She served as a Commonwealth Approved Lead Student Assistance Program Trainer and an adjunct college professor on Personal Resiliency and Diversity. She is a certified Olweus trainer, a trainer for adults and educators and a presenter to youth and adults.
Leah Galkowski, Safe Schools Coordinator
Leah Galkowski is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor Degree in Administration of Justice with a minor in Spanish. She was previously employed by the Department of Public Welfare in the Office of Children Youth and Families as a program specialist. Prior to that Leah held several positions within the York County Children & Youth Agency. She was an intake investigator, Emergency Services Supervisor and supervisor of a satellite office.