National Coalition
for Safe Schools

Help us reimagine what a safe school can be.



We encourage you to share our executive summary with your colleagues and school administrators. This document contains the Coalition’s guiding principles and immediate steps you can take to creating a safer school for your students.

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The National Coalition for Safe Schools® (NCSS) is a growing national movement founded by U.S. Varkey Teacher Ambassadors (US VTAs) and other teacher leaders from throughout the United States who are committed to ensuring schools are safe and healthy places for students to learn and teachers to work.

NCSS recently hosted a Powered by Teach to Lead Summit in March 2019 that brought together ground-level K-12 educators to share their voices, needs and ideas in order to develop proactive solutions to prevent and address school violence. Funding and in-kind support for NCSS and the National Summit on School Safety was provided by National Life Group and LifeChanger of the Year, with additional support from Teach To Lead and the Varkey Foundation.

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be sharing insights from the summit and ideas for teachers and school administrators looking to create safer schools.