WEBINAR: Protecting Students by Preventing Aiding and Abetting Adult Sexual Misconduct - Wed July 20 - 3pm EST

Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, and Education Stakeholders

The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to address hot topics that are on the top of educators’ minds. After sharing federal updates, the series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other places of educational instruction. It also shares a variety of useful resources.

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next Lessons from the Field webinar, Protecting Students by Preventing Aiding and Abetting Adult Sexual Misconduct.

  • Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
  • Time: 3:00-4:15 pm EST

Please join the U.S. Department of Education, subject matter experts, and state and local education agencies as they share how schools and districts can inhibit the aiding and abetting of adult sexual misconduct. Also known as ‘passing the trash,’ this is when staff who have engaged in adult sexual misconduct move to another school. This webinar will improve participants’ understanding of what aiding and abetting is and what practices and policies can help prevent it.



  • Ruth Ryder, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education 
  • Leslie Anderson, Senior Managing Director, Policy Studies Associates
  • Stephanie Wilkerson, President, Magnolia Consulting
  • Bronwyn Roberts, Strategic Director for the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS TA Center) and Project Director for the Title IV, Part A Technical Assistance Center (T4PA Center)
  • Panel of Practitioners
  • Michael Arakawa, Chief Compliance Investigator, Office of Educator Development, Licensure, and Family Engagement, State Department of Education, NV
  • Nancy Pugliese, Chief, Bureau of Investigations and Professional Practice, Connecticut State Department of Education, CT
  • Catherine Slagle, Director, Office of Professional Practices, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, WA

Related Documents

This event will reference the following resources, which we encourage you to access in advance of the webinar to inform participation:
For your reference, slides for this presentation will be posted on the event webpage on the day of the event. The recording and other webinar materials will be posted a day after the event.



Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions.