Our Approach to Managing Emergencies: Incident Command Team

  • No matter what the hazard might be, from fires, floods, threats of violence to public health emergencies- we take a comprehensive approach to student safety that we’d like to walk you through to give you some reassurance that we are continuously keeping student and staff safety at the top of our minds as we move through each day. We follow the National Incident Management System (NIMS) structure and approach to emergency management and hazard mitigation as we continuously work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from incidents. See page 8 of the District’s Spring 2019 edition of Showcase Magazine for a feature article to learn more about these roles and the dedicated people performing these duties in additional to their regular positions.

Our Approach to Managing Emergencies: Incident Command Team

  • Safety-Related Leadership Team


    Primary: Dr. Milissa Sackos

    Alternate: Josh Friedman


    Primary: Shannon Crosier

    Alternate: Dennis Roehler

    Public Information & Media Relations

    Primary: Kristine Harrington

     Alternate: Nancy Norman


    Primary: Shannon Crosier






    Primary: Josh Friedman

    Alternate: Chuck Cochran

    Legal Counsel







  • COVID-19 Response Planning Subcommittees

    To manage the long-term and unique aspects presented by the COVID-19 public health emergency, three sub-committees of the Incident Command Team were formed. Each of these three subcommittees has played an important an ongoing role in researching possible strategies, surveying stakeholders and developing the details of the District’s response within their specified scope. Their work is represented in the District’s Return to Learn Plan.


    Operations & Logistics

    Chair: Dennis Roehler

    Social & Emotional Well-Being

    Chair: Shannon Cronn

    Teaching and Learning

    Chair: Dr. Karen Benson

    Purpose: To develop a plan for the safe and effective return of students and staff to District sites

    Purpose: To develop social emotional support opportunities based on our current reality in order to meet the needs of the SUSD community.

    Purpose: To develop viable options for instruction based on our current reality in order to optimize teaching and learning.