Mobile Duress Alert App
Alyssa's Alert is a mobile duress alert application that empowers staff members to immediately notify first responders in the event of an emergency. Receive potentially life-saving aid with the push of a button.
Visit Learning Across Broward and search for "Alyssa's Alert" under the "Courses" tab to learn more about using Alyssa's Alert in the event of an emergency.
Speed Crisis Response
Upon activation, local first responders & District personnel receive an immediate notification of the emergency.
Easy To Use
Select one of the three buttons (shown right) to activate Alyssa's Alert. Assistance will immediately be dispatched to your location.
Administrators will be able to push important updates regarding an emergency situation to anyone who has downloaded Alyssa's Alert.
• Duress buttons can only be activated while physically on school property.
• ·ONLY first responders may access location information upon bunon
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What Is The Broward Principals'
and Assistants' Association?
BPAA is an association of school-based administrators who offer services for principals and assistant principals. BPAA is made up of over 500 members.
Officers and the Board
Executive Board Members are elected by the membership to advise our Executive Director and General Board Members. Board members are appointed by the current BPAA President.
Membership to BPAA provides you with access to several exclusive services and benefits.
In an effort to support its members, BPAA has established a Leadership Academy in conjunction with Manage2Lead. The Leadership Academy is facilitated by Sharon Airaghi, President of Manage2Lead, who has extensive experience as an educator and administrator with Broward County Schools. She brings a wealth of knowledge about leadership, mentoring, building relationships, and customer service to our organization. BPAA truly understands that leaders today work in a very fast-paced, complex, and demanding environment. They must have the skills to lead their school while simultaneously managing all operations. Administrators are required to manage the day-to-day operations of their schools, motivate teachers and staff to perform at their highest level to ensure results, and make sense of the new ever-changing demands while demonstrating that they have a competitive edge. The BPAA Leadership Academy will provide administrators with the tools and support necessary to become high-performing leaders. It will also offer support and coaching to identify leaders who may need assistance navigating their careers into the desired direction; thus building and sustaining strong, positive leaders for BPAA and the SBBC.
President of Manage2Lead
In an effort to support its membership, BPAA has established a Communications/Public Relations Coordinator in conjunction with Saef Consulting Inc. Saef Consulting is facilitated by Elaine Saef, President of Saef Consulting, who has over 32 years as an educator and administrator with Broward County Public Schools. As a recently retired principal, Mrs. Saef will provide administrators with the tools and support necessary to build and maintain positive relationships and cultures, creating and maintaining positive public relations and a strong social media presence for their school, marketing skills, leadership, and mentoring to our organization. She will also offer support and training for interview preparation, dealing with operations, and other school administrative topics; thus, building and sustaining strong, positive leaders for BPAA and the School Board of Broward County.