Posted on 08/31/2022
Randy Fox

Randy FoxIn the Spring of 2022 when MASD was informed that a School Resource Officer would not be provided by the Police Department due to the lack of available personnel, the MASD School Board of Directors approved the addition of a new Administrator to oversee safety and security. The new position was Board-approved on August 2, 2022 and the search process began. On Monday, August 29, 2022, Randy B. Fox started his role as the Safety, Security & Student Support Administrator.

Mr. Fox has profound experience in both education and safety initiatives for schools and childcare organizations. Along with firsthand perspective as an instructor for fourth, sixth, and seventh grades, as well as serving as a school principal for 17 years, Mr. Fox has held positions as the Director of the Center for Safe Schools throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and served as a Command Level Fire Battalion Officer.

Fox’s certifications are extensive and include a Bachelor in Education, Master in Educational Administration, and a school Superintendent qualification. In addition, Fox holds many other credentials: Graduate, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program; certified as an Incident Safety Officer through the PA Department of Health; executive qualifications through the National Incident Management System and the Homeland Security Incident Command System; nationally certified in School Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED); member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Prevent-Reaffirm-Evaluate-Provide-Respond-Examine (PREPaRE) which qualifies him to lead school district crisis response; and fully, dual-certified in the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) physical site safety and behavioral health-school climate assessments.

Randy FoxFox possesses experience leading strategic planning and providing resources for schools across Pennsylvania and the Nation. He holds the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Certifications of Fire Officer III, Firefighter II, and Emergency Services Instructor. Additionally, Mr. Fox was selected to complete the final phase of the prestigious FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner Program.

Randy FoxAfter just three days on the job, Mr. Fox is already impressed with several safety protocols in place in the MASD buildings as well as the positive culture he has experienced amongst students and staff. After working with 1000s of students and teachers over the years, he was quick to note how Raider Nation is standing out. “I have been truly impressed with the Middletown student community!” he noted. "I've been impressed with the dedication, commitment and desire for positive growth in the Middletown Area School District." Fox hopes to build on those strengths and create a positive climate and culture of safety by identifying areas of improvement and planning long term solutions. In addition to focusing on Safety and Security throughout the District, Fox will provide comprehensive leadership and student support and assistance. He plans to be exceptionally visible to students, staff and community as he embarks on this new position at MASD. 

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