District adds to safety team

District adds to safety team
Posted on 08/16/2022
Safety Team

The Stanwood-Camano School District has added two new members to its school safety team for the 2022-23 school year.


Gary Chaney has been selected as school security officer at Stanwood High School. Chaney has been in law enforcement for 25 years, the past 23 years as a deputy with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.


Sam Andrews has joined the district as Coordinator of Student and District Safety. She previously served in safety-related positions with the Marysville, Sedro-Woolley, and Burlington-Edison school districts.


Chaney and Andrews join the district’s School Resource Officer, Bud McCurry, a deputy with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.


Ryan Ovenell, Deputy Superintendent, will supervise the district safety team.


“The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. It takes parents, students, staff, and the community to keep schools safe places to learn. Our team, with decades of experience, is continually reviewing our safety measures to improve safety for all,” said Superintendent Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh. 

In addition, the district utilizes SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our district. If families ever have a concern about student safety, they can alert all district administrators with one text, email, phone call, website, or app. Visit HERE for more information.