July 18, 2022 — Midland ISD has named Mr. Tim Allen as the district's Emergency Management Coordinator.
This new position will oversee all administrative aspects of student and campus safety, including crisis situations, natural disasters or any other emergencies that may arise. The Emergency Management Coordinator will also serve as the district’s designee and liaison on emergency preparedness issues internally and externally; coordinate and direct training programs and emergency operations drills ensuring state and federal compliance; and assist campuses/ departments with their emergency and mitigation plans.
"Our students are our future and most precious resource," Allen said. "It is incumbent on us to provide a safe and secure learning environment in which our students can learn and our teachers teach."
MISD was in the process of hiring Allen prior to the Texas Education Agency's newly announced safety protocol requirements that must be in place by the start of the 2022-23 school year. Protocols include audits of current safety systems, reviews of comprehensive emergency operations plans, training for all campus staff, and mandatory drills throughout the school year.
"We recognized the need to provide campuses with support on all of our safety protocols," said Kellie Spencer, Chief of Administrative Services. "Mr. Allen's extensive background in safety and security made him the perfect candidate to lead our efforts to keep our students and staff safe."
Allen is a Texas A&M grad who spent nearly 32 years in the US Army Reserve, where he rose to the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He spent the last 10 years working as an intelligence section chief for the Department of Homeland Security.
Allen is currently focused on auditing safety procedures already in place throughout the district, including the security of all exterior doors on every campus.
"I can’t think of anything as important as protecting our students and staff," he said.