Agency & Center Staff

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS), the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) is comprised of experts with direct experience in addressing the challenges of improving school climate and the conditions for learning at the school, district, State, and federal levels.

The Center is operated by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in collaboration with the Center for School Mental HealthChild Trends; the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL); EMT Associates, Inc. (EMT); Futures Without Violence; Macrosys; Sanametrix; and Vision Training Associates, Inc. (VTA).

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools

  • Paul Kesner, Director, OSSS
  • Rita Foy Moss, Group Leader, OSSS
  • Earl Myers, Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for NCSSLE and Program Officer for the Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program
  • Nicole WhiteProgram Officer for the Project Prevent Grant Program  
  • Shauna Knox and Elyse Robertson, Grant Managers for the Trauma Recovery Demonstration Grant Program

Center Leadership