Dr. Amy Klinger

Director of Programs

Co-Founder

Dr. Amy Klinger is nationally recognized as an expert in school safety and crisis management. She delivers trainings and lectures to audiences throughout the United States and abroad.

Dr. Klinger has over 28 years of experience as an educator and administrator. She brings a practitioner's perspective to the critical concerns of school crisis response. With expertise in active shooter response, crisis planning and preparedness, vulnerability assessment and mitigation, as well as lockdown enhancements, Dr. Klinger combines a knowledge of law enforcement procedures with the practical experience of educational administration.

Dr. Klinger is an Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Ashland University and is the Director of Programs for The Educators' School Safety Network.  Her past experience includes 28 years of service as a teacher, central office administrator, building principal, and college professor. Dr. Klinger is a certified Department of Homeland Security Instructor. In addition to her training work at ESSN, she has past experience in developing and delivering trainings for FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium. 

Dr. Klinger has conducted extensive research in the area of school safety and crisis planning and has developed lockdown enhancement, threat assessment, and parent reunification courses for school administrators, school staff members, and law enforcement officials. She authored the book In Search of Safer Schools, published in 2009, along with other articles on school safety featured in national publications. She has presented at regional, national, and international education and law enforcement conferences on school safety and security issues. Dr. Klinger is an Associate Professor at Ashland University teaching in educational administration areas such as leadership, finance, policy, human behavior, resource management, and community relations.