Ellen Rony has worked on school emergency preparedness activities since 1993, when she led the development of a program for a local school district serving 1,100 K-8 students. Her work was showcased as a model for other school districts in Marin County, California
She has authored several federal grant applications for school emergency readiness for the Marin County Office of Education. When the grants were awarded, she was hired to coordinate emergency preparedness activities for Marin County public schools and developed a comprehensive Marin Schools Emergency Management Plan that provides a model for many school districts.
Ellen also co-authored the Domain Name Handbook: High Stakes and Strategies in Cyberspace in 1998 and has served as an expert witness for high profile domain name litigation, including the landmark dispute over SEX.COM.
The natural and man-made disasters that threaten schools today require a high level of preparedness. Moving Beyond Duck Cover and Hold On jump-starts the organization of parent-led projects that support school emergency preparedness activities. This guidebook highlights ways administrators and parent volunteers can work together to boost school resilience and confidence in the response capability.