Livestream Event

Supporting Students in the Wake of Violence

School leaders from four communities affected by recent mass shootings and ICE raids to speak

In September 2019, the IDRA EAC-South held a livestream event on Supporting Students in the Wake of Violence. Superintendents from El Paso (Texas) and Jackson (Mississippi), and district leaders from the Parkland (Florida) and Charlottesville (Virginia) communities shared stories of courage in facing the aftermath of traumatic events for students, teachers and families.

This event was part of the IDRA EAC-South Annual Regional Convening where we hosted over 100 guests from all levels of education and organizations leading equity efforts. The purpose of the annual meeting is to disseminate information regarding technical assistance services, materials and resources as well as conduct a regional needs assessment.

Watch the event videos below!

9:00 am (EST) – First Panel

Communities Helping Communities – Resources and Models for Community and Student Support


  • Nadia Clarke, Assistant Director for Community Connections, Broward County Public Schools, Florida
  • Hollie Jennings, Supervisor of Discipline and Compliance, Amherst County Public Schools, Virginia
  • Stephanie Moehlenkamp, Coordinator of School Counseling and Assessment, Amherst County Public Schools, Virginia

Facilitator: Dr. Paula N. Johnson, Director, IDRA EAC-South

10:20 am (EST) – Second Panel

Impact of Social Climate on Students in Schools 


  • Dr. Juan Martínez, Superintendent, Clint Independent School District, El Paso, Texas
  • Dr. Tony McGhee, Superintendent, Scott County School District, Forest, Mississippi

Facilitator: José Velázquez, M.Ed., Texas Education Service Center, Region 19

When: September 20, 2019
Location: Livestream