The Southampton School District Board of Education promoted Franklin Trent, the district’s senior security guard, to director of school safety on July 10.
“Over the past several years, Mr. Trent has proven himself to be a leader dedicated to the safety of our district,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Dyno. “We are pleased to promote him to director of school safety.”
Since joining Southampton in 2018 as a senior guard, Trent has been responsible for the daily supervision of all district security guards and ensuring that the district’s security measures are operational.
He previously served as an administrator at Little Flower Children’s Services and as the principal of operations and a facilities manager at Community Education Partners. He was also a parental accountability coordinator with the Department of Human Services in Georgia, where he worked with the judicial system to provide an alternative to incarceration for those held in contempt.
Trent is an alumnus of Southampton High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
“I look forward to this opportunity,” he said. “I have a vested interest in contributing to the safety and welfare of the children in the community.”
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