District welcomes new Safety and Security Coordinator

Andy Michael , new Safety & Security Coordinator for LTISD

Andy Michael, new Safety & Security Coordinator for LTISD

Now more than ever, safety and security are at the forefront of daily routines across Lake Travis ISD. Each campus has protocols in place to help deter incidents as well as crisis management plans to guide the appropriate response during an emergency. District officials recently added a critical component to those efforts, hiring Andy Michael as the District’s Safety & Security Coordinator—a new position designed to add focus, emphasis and support to safety processes and security systems districtwide.

Under the direction of Robert Winovitch, Director of Facilities and Construction, and Chris Woehl, Executive Director of Technology and Information Systems Services, Mr. Michael will oversee compliance in areas of health and safety for students, employees and visitors; coordinate the district’s emergency operating plan; develop and coordinate campus and department emergency plans and safety manuals; act as a first responder in emergency and crisis situations; perform facilities inspections; and manage districtwide door access controls and video monitoring.

Mr. Michael has more than 22 years of leadership and service in law enforcement and public safety, including more than 16 years of executive, command and supervisory experience with the Austin Police Department. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University in West Virginia.

Mr. Michael and his wife Trish have two children: Anthony and Olivia, both of whom attend LTISD schools.

Mr. Michael can be reached at michaela@ltisdschools.org or at 512-533-5758.