Who We Are

Protecting Our Students is a School Gun Safety Partner Coalition

Our mission is straightforward: To reduce — and end — K-12 school shootings. Getting there takes work, but we’re dedicated to implementing our POSSafetyNet℠ mobile “Risk Assessment” app in every school nationwide.

POS builds partnerships with educational institutions, public and private consultants, including Certified School Safety Professionals, School Security & Crises Preparedness Specialist, Law Enforcement, and Government Agencies to apply our proprietary comprehensive evaluation process. Once each school is assessed, a network of certified security professionals can implement standardized emergency operating plans (EOP). The result? Schools across the nation become unified under a universal gun safety best practice EOP. And, because of our extensive network, these superior safety measures can be applied to any school — no matter their funding or size.

  • M. Frederick Jordan holds degrees in Mathematics, Secondary School and has worked in Catholic secondary education since 1967. He has served in multiple positions and ministries in advancement and administration. He continues to serve on multiple boards mainly in the field of education on the university level as well as secondary. He currently serves as the President of a Catholic high school as well. He’s the proud father of three amazing children. In his spare time, he loves to cook and read.

  • Sue Ann Stapleton holds both a B.A. and M.A. in Secondary Math Education and has worked in the field of education for over 40 years. She has taught grade levels ranging from middle school to college. She currently serves as a full-time on-line mathematics teacher for Williamson County Schools, Franklin, TN. She is the proud mother of 3 sons who have blessed her with 5 grandchildren.

  • Robert Jordan founded Protecting Our Students with his brother M. Frederick to reduce and end school shootings. He is an American businessperson, financial literacy advocate, financial observer, and has been a proponent of entrepreneurship, business education. The brothers have developed a comprehensive school “risk assessment” mobile app to measure safety strengths/weaknesses to prevent school shootings, nationwide. He is a tennis superfan, loves chess and poetry.

  • Daniel Gortaire was born in Ecuador and raised in a low-income family where he caught the sight of violence including gun violence in his neighborhood and at his school. Always longing to make a difference, he has made contributions to many causes. He volunteered and created “Ecuador Solidario” after an earthquake that devastated Ecuador in 2016 reaching thousands of victims and providing them food and shelter. He has been a video producer and a musician for over 20 years. Today he lives in Henderson and manages his digital content creation agency. In his free time, he is practicing and performing with his rock band. Passionate about this cause, he wants to contribute with his good energy and ideas to make an impact and a change.

  • Chanel Zia has been with Protecting Our Students from the beginning. She comes to Protecting our Students with experience in varied industries including the legal, restaurant, and fire life safety field. The cause behind Protecting Our Students hits close to home for her especially since she has a 3.5-year-old son who just started preschool and her mother is a long-time elementary teacher. A Los Angeles native, she has been in Las Vegas for 3 years now and loves it. In her free time, Chanel enjoys working out, spending time with her family, and baking cookies!

  • Stephen Jordan With numerous years of experience in athletics and IT, Stephen joins the team as a systems analyst. His love for the classroom results from his mother, Sue, a math teacher and tutor in the Middle Tennessee area; along with his wife, Whitney, who is a 2nd-grade elementary teacher in Louisville. He is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, and also spent his high school years in Brentwood, Tennessee, Stephen now resides in his native Kentucky with his wife and daughters – Adele & Margaux. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and co-hosting The Whistle Stop Podcast that features coaches and athletic personalities at all levels.

  • Mary Joslin Attended elementary school in Tulare, CA. She later moved to Las Vegas and attended community college in Henderson, NV. It was here that she discovered her love of numbers and accounting. She has a wide range of accounting experience which enables her to provide relevant and timely advice and assistance to the board members with their internal accounting, periodic reporting, forecasting, and ultimately the development and implementation of tax and related planning. Mary joined the team with Protecting Our Students from the very beginning. In her personal life, her hobbies include country dancing and traveling with friends.

The Problem

Gun safety in our K-12 schools has been disorganized, decentralized, inefficient, and consists of an assortment of methods and approaches, ranging from adequate to ineffective. There is no accepted universal process for auditing a school facility for security vulnerability and no universal certification program.

The Solution

The POSSafetyNet℠ assessment worksheet app is a “first-step” K-12 safety prevention awareness process for our K-12 schools. An evaluation for defining strengths, deficiencies and framing best-practice school shooting programs for standardization. It is a foundational certification process to identify and advance schools to understand grant opportunities that unify gun safety, better response times, and security technologies in our -K12 schools.

Protecting Our Students is investing in our children’s safety, security, and well-being.

Our top priority is the safety and security of our students. We’re driven by a passion for good works, resolve, integrity and our aim is to support institutional improvements that encourage better health and education for our students. With a core belief that the overall examination of school shooting safety and security policies and further implementation of a universal program in schools nationwide, together, we will save student lives.