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Preparedness Without Paranoia® is a non-profit organization. Our approach to active threat events is to educate, engage, and empower individuals if, or when an ordinary day turns into an extraordinary one. Most importantly, we build a preparedness mindset to understand the decisions that need to be made and the confidence to make them from the classroom or the boardroom.
Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, Ed.D
Dr. Kathleen Kiernan is the founder and CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings, a company built by practitioners, for practitioners who bring a common-sense approach to the most complex problems confronting society. An educator at heart, Dr. Kiernan believes that the first line of defense is always a prepared individual from the classroom to the boardroom. She has delivered operational and educational capabilities across the globe and developed a methodological based approach to the resiliency cycle at an individual and organizational level.
Preparedness Without Paranoia® fosters an educated, engaged, and resilient public. Individuals will gain a heightened situational awareness to: understand today’s multidimensional threat environment, recognize telltale signs of an evolving threat, be empowered to take effective action, and understand how to recover and resume one’s daily activities in an effective manner.
Laura J. Falvey, Ph.D
Dr. Falvey is a career long educator in public elementary schools from Massachusetts to Alaska specializing in early childhood education. She is state certified and a twice-certified National Board Teacher in Early Childhood. She has helped to prepare future educators at the university level, instructing pre-service teachers to become reflective educators with special regard to at-risk students and under-served populations.
Dr. Falvey’s primary interests include differentiating instruction for all learners, building classroom community, and working with our most vulnerable students to build resiliency and preparedness.
Michelle Ward, Ph.D
Dr. Michelle Ward is a lifelong educator with experience in working with both K-12 and university level students for which she brings incredible energy and passion. She has taught at an elementary level in both Illinois and Connecticut, where she worked to integrate new techniques and technology into the classroom. Dr. Ward has also spent much of her career preparing new teachers for the challenges of a classroom, including overseeing their transition to student teachers.
Dr. Ward’s interest is in learning and technology, specifically integrating learner centered technology into the classroom. Dr. Ward has taught at several universities including University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, and most recently the University of New Haven. She has been published in several academic publications. Dr. Ward has a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing, a Masters of Education in Elementary education, and Ph.D. in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction all from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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