About Us

  • The Office of Security and Emergency Management is dedicated to providing safe and secure learning environments. You can contact us by calling 651-767-8370.

    The Office of Security and Emergency Management reviews and improves safety and emergency plans at all sites on an ongoing basis. We supervise security staff to help prevent and solve potential problems throughout the district. We provide resources to help staff and students deal with any crisis that might occur; such as severe weather, a flu epidemic, or threatened violence. We work with other SPPS departments to help reduce bullying. We coordinate our work with various community resources such as police, fire, and emergency responders. Staff information and contacts are available here.

    This site provides resources for students, parents, and staff. There are tools and tips to help students feel safer, resolve conflicts, and know what to do when an emergency arises. Parents can find a range of information to help deal with fears about violence, gangs, or other problems. Staff can access emergency planning and security training, understand emergency procedures, complete and submit drill reports, and keep up with the latest developments in safety planning.

    Saint Paul Public Schools are bustling with big-city, multicultural energy.  We want to help students take full advantage of everything the schools can provide in this exciting environment - and to do so safely.

Phone: 651-767-8393

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Laura Olson
Director

  • Leadership and Direction of the Department
  • Strategic Planning
  • Contract Management

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Paul Adams
Management Assistant

  • Long-term strategies
  • Memorandums of Understanding
  • Department logistics and operations coordination
  • Department purchasing and procurement

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Marcus Sullivan
Assistant Director

  • Leadership of School Safety Liaison program
  • Athletic event security coordination
  • Permitted event security coordination
  • Community partnerships and student engagement

Phone: 651-767-8375

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Trenton Lyden
Manager

  • School and District Emergency Operations Plans
  • Incident Action Plans
  • Site Assessments and Drill Observations
  • Behavioral Threat Assessments
  • School Safety Team Development and Training
  • Memorandums of Understanding
  • Trespass Notifications
  • Predatory Offender Notifications

Phone: 651-767-3422

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Shannon Hill
Assistant Manager

  • Leadership of school-based School Safety Liaisons
  • Community partnerships and student engagement

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Damon Sims
Assistant Manager

  • Leadership of school-based School Safety Liaisons
  • Leadership and development of Emergency Communications Center
  • Community partnerships and student engagement

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Sonny Mercado
Assistant Manager

  • Leadership of school-based School Safety Liaisons
  • Community partnerships and student engagement

Phone: 651-767-8278

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Felicia Zubulake
Emergency Communications Center Supervisor

  • Supervision and development of Emergency Communications Center staff
  • Emergency Communications Center operations
  • Incident response coordination
  • Access Management and official SPPS Identification Cards (email photo.id@spps.org)

Phone: 651-744-4387

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Alex Corey
Emergency Management Project Coordinator

  • School and District Emergency Operations Plans
  • Incident Action Plans
  • Behavioral Threat Assessments
  • Site assessments and drill compliance
  • School Safety Team training
  • District-wide two-way radio technical development

Phone: 651-744-3285

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Eric Ellestad
Emergency Management Project Coordinator

  • School and District Emergency Operations Plans
  • Incident Action Plans
  • Behavioral Threat Assessments
  • Site assessments and drill compliance
  • School Safety Team training
  • CCTV access management
  • Mobile surveillance technologies

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Matt Korsmo
Security & Emergency Management Lead Coordinator

  • Emergency Communications Center training and operations
  • Incident response coordination
  • Intelligence and information gathering
  • Alarm monitoring
  • Access management

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Owen James
Security & Emergency Management Coordinator

  • Emergency Communications Center operations
  • Incident response coordination
  • Intelligence and information gathering
  • Alarm monitoring
  • Access management

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Andrew Schultz
Security & Emergency Management Coordinator

  • Emergency Communications Center operations
  • Incident response coordination
  • Intelligence and information gathering
  • Alarm monitoring
  • Access management

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Roosevelt Fry
Security & Emergency Management Coordinator

  • Emergency Communications Center operations
  • Incident response coordination
  • Intelligence and information gathering
  • Alarm monitoring
  • Access management

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Jenae Woods
Receptionist/Security Assistant

  • Administration Building Receptionist
  • Site Safety Team member
  • Site physical security and incident response
  • Site access and visitor management