Threat Assessment Specialist, Lakeville Area Schools, Minnesota
Holly Ryan is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has worked in the Lakeville Area Schools for 22 years. She is currently the district’s Threat Assessment Specialist where she is responsible for the implementation, training and coordination of district behavior threat assessment and management, anonymous reporting and other safety initiatives. She also runs School Threat Solutions, a consulting firm for preventative K-12 targeted violence where she consults and provides training for Minnesota school districts. Holly’s passion for school safety grew after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, her hometown. She is an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, serves on the Minnesota FBI’s Threat Assessment Team and is a Threat Liaison Officer with the Minnesota Fusion Center.
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