The Randolph Connect Effect is what happens when people share their passion and expertise through the Randolph Connect platform.
The Connect Effect expands and strengthens a network of resources, building connections between individuals, businesses, and civic organizations. This has a profound effect on the student experience and creates opportunities for students to connect their learning to their interests.
She may live in DC, but this amazing woman does so much for our community, and for the entire nation.
Dr. Kathleen Kiernan was one of the first professionals I solicited to join the Connect platform and she jumped at the chance to work with our students. Not only has she made herself available to Randolph students, but she has also worked with members of our School community on a new program, Preparedness Without Paranoia.
Dr. Kiernan developed and trademarked Preparedness Without Paranoia, a community-based program which provides a common sense educational and situational awareness approach extending from the dinner table to the boardroom on preparedness and response to active threat. She believes that experience matters in the education of our citizenry and future leaders and she optimizes the use of digital storytelling as a core learning approach.
"I think what is important to the community is the relentless pursuit of a safer planet through education and innovation," says Dr. Kiernan, "and that our community issues or problems take a community to solve them, which is why Huntsville rises to the top." What a wonderful compliment to our city, from a leader who so many truly admire!
Dr. Kiernan is the founder and CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings, Inc., a global consulting firm specializing in law enforcement, risk services, defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure resiliency. She regularly contributes to the national level dialogue in the areas of active shooter/active threat preparedness, as well as anomalous behavior detection and the adversarial adaptation cycle. She is a 29-year veteran of Federal Law Enforcement, previously serving as the Assistant Director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) where she was responsible for the design and implementation of an intelligence-led organizational strategy to mine and disseminate data related to explosives, firearms and illegal tobacco diversion, the traditional and non-traditional tools of terrorism.
Dr. Kiernan serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the Rapid Reaction Technology Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense and other elements of the defense community... AND she is on Randolph Connect! How fortunate we are to have servant leaders like Kathleen in our community.