17th Safe Routes to School National Course Instructor Training Held in Virginia

In April 2012, the National Center for Safe Routes to School held its 17th Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Course instructor training in Sterling, Va. Thirteen professionals from around the country participated in a week-long training to become SRTS National Course instructors. To date, more than 200 professionals have been trained as SRTS National Course Instructors. This training also was observed by two representatives from the government of Chile, who are interested in growing a Safe Routes to School Program there.

Many thanks to local hosts, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Loudoun County Public Schools, the Town of Herndon and Fairfax County Public Schools. Congratulations to the new instructors:

  • Craig Allred, FHWA Resource Center, Pleasant Grove, Utah
  • Rhianna Babka, California WALKS, Oakland, Calif.
  • Anne Brooks, Brooks & Associates, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Susan Higgins, Pinetop, Ariz.
  • Martha Kapitanov, FHWA –VA Division, Richmond, Va.
  • Tara Lucas, Hawaii Safe Routes to School Program, Kapolei, Hawaii
  • Paul McNamara, City of Fitchburg Police Department, Fitchburg, Mass.
  • Laura Manuel, Hawaii Department of Transportation, Kapolei, Hawaii
  • Don Patin, Loudoun County Public Schools, Haymarket, Va.
  • Lori Schanche, Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Keith Sinclair, FHWA Resource Center, Columbia, Md.
  • Deborah O’Sullivan, Fairfax County Health Department, Alexandria, Va.
  • Rob Williams, Virginia Safe Routes to School Program, Richmond, Va.

For more information on the SRTS National Course, or to view a listing of trained instructors, visit http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/events-and-training/national-course.