Frank Zenere, EdS
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Biography

FRANK J. ZENERE, ED.S.

 

Frank Zenere is a school psychologist and District Coordinator of the Crisis Management Program for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest district serving over 350,000 students.  Over the last 25 years, Frank has coordinated and assisted in the provision of crisis intervention support at hundreds of schools impacted by a critical incident or disaster. He has served on numerous state and national committees overseeing the development of school safety policies and procedures. Frank has also been active as a trainer and crisis responder at state, national and international levels. He has provided crisis response services in the aftermath of earthquakes in Turkey, El Salvador and Haiti, the tsunami in Sri Lanka, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New York City, mass casualty school shootings, and youth suicide clusters.  Frank responded to Connecticut following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he provided recovery strategies for local caregivers. He assisted in the planning and delivery of support services following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Frank also provided crisis intervention services in Orlando, Florida following the mass shooting at Pulse night club. He responded to Puerto Rico to assist the Department of Education in preparing to address the social-emotional needs of students returning to school after hurricane Maria.  Frank served as a 10 year member and former chairperson of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), National Emergency Assistance Team.  He has received three Presidential awards from NASP for his service to children and school psychology. Frank has written numerous articles for national publications and journals regarding his expertise and experiences, and recently spoke at a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill regarding school safety.