Tech Talk: Christina Gremillion from Caddo Parish Public Schools

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0:03 (Christina Gremillion from Caddo Parish Public Schools)

I’ll always have something good to say about Safety Check (Lightspeed Alert). And it’s a 5th grader, having a 5th grade issue, but as a result of the 5th grade issue, they decided they want to end their life.

 

0:23 (Christina Gremillion)

I’m like “Lord, it’s 12-something on a Sunday morning, ok, here we go.” We get the principal up, the principal contacts the parents, and the parents get the kid to mental health services the next morning.

 

0:40 (Christina Gremillion)

If I didn’t have Safety Check (Lightspeed Alert)… “what if?”

 

0:43 (Amy Bennett from Lightspeed Systems)

Yeah.

 

0:45 (Christina Gremillion)

Safety Check (Lightspeed Alert) has been valuable even with the kids at home.

 

0:52 (Amy Bennett)

Well, and, I’ve heard from a lot of schools that it’s kind of on the rising, right: kids are isolated, those interactions that teachers, principals, counselors, you – whomever might have had walking the halls, are gone. And this is the only way you can spot those kids in crisis.

 

1:12 (Christina Gremillion)

Yes. I cannot express how grateful I was that we made the decision to go with Lightspeed for both the filtering, on top of what we have in the district. Because if we didn’t, and if we didn’t have anything, they’re just wild and free out in the world.

 

1:37 (Christina Gremillion)

Safety Check (Lightspeed Alert, again, really saved us. And the last thing as it relates to Lightspeed: my classroom teachers love the fact that they can use Classroom Management, even from home.

 

1:52 (Amy Bennett)

Yep!

 

1:54 (Christina Gremillion)

But you even have those teachers that are using the asynchronous instruction, and they were loving it, that they could see little Johnny at home that pretended like, “Yeah I’m on the class…”

 

2:06 (Amy Bennett)

I mean, it’s pretty easy just on video, right, you could pretend to be working, but really you’re on your phone.

2:13 (Christina Gremillion)

I see you, I see you, yes, I am on the document, yes, yes.

 

2:17 (Christina Gremillion)

And they’re like, “No, Christina, I see that you’re on blahblahblah.com.” You know that Classroom (Management) thing? It works at home too. And they’re like “Nah!” – because they know about it at school, but they (the students) don’t think it works at home. So, um, that really, I got lots of compliments via email from teachers saying “Thank you for this Classroom (Management) thing, it has saved my life.”

 

2:49 (Christina Gremillion)

We’ve learned a lot. And now we’re going to take what we’ve learned, and we’re going to correct the course, and keep going.

 

3:00 (Amy Bennett)

Yep. Well thank you for taking the time to talk to me – it’s always such a pleasure.

 

3:04 (Christina Gremillion)

Yes, ma’am. Same here!

 

3:05 (Amy Bennett)

See you’re smiling face.

 

3:06 (Christina Gremillion)

Yes, ma’am. Tell everyone I said hello.

 

3:07 (Amy Bennett)

Haha, I will. Thank you.

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