Who We Are
NoSchoolViolence.org is a Washington state data and behavioral research nonprofit. We are currently an all-volunteer team of students, parents, mental health therapists, social science researchers, database specialists, bloggers, business owners, film makers, media reporters, and education policy analysts.
Our goal is to help children attend school free from fear, threats, put downs, bullying or harassment. We seek safer schools.
We treat school violence as a public health problem. Our approach provides three advantages other approaches lack: 1) we move past political stalemates that have prevented new ways of reducing school violence; 2) we discover patterns of school violence by understanding the behaviors that trigger it; and 3) we access research and program funding sources that make our goals more achievable.
We are reshaping the story of school violence. We believe violence can be reduced before events occur. We reject the narrative that the only plan is to respond to violence because nothing can be done to prevent it. Research indicates there are clear signs preceding all twelve types of school violence. We'll never those signs if we continue to think that all our children can be are helpless victims of violence.
NoSchoolViolence.org was founded in 2016 by Dr. Paul Privateer, a Seattle based parent, educator, writer, novelist, and data analyst. Paul's commitment to reducing school violence arose from the suicide deaths of two of his Arizona State students. Paul created NoSchoolViolence.org to combine his twenty-years experience in education with his passion for data science to develop better insight tools that provide new understandings of the connection between specific behavioral patterns and specific types of violence.
Paul has served in the U.S. Air Force, received his B.A. and M.A. from California State University Stanislaus, and received a Ph.D. in Postmodernism (Science and Technology) from the University of California, Davis. He is a Fulbright awardee at the Université de Genève. He has taught at San Jose State University, the University of Southern Mississippi, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Arizona State University. During his tenure at Arizona State, Paul served as a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an Apple Fellow, worked on the Human Rights of Georgia, served as a Whole House consultant to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and is involved with Microsoft and the Washington Technology Industry Association in their civic technology engagement programs.
Paul created The Privateer Group™, a strategic and knowledge management consulting corporation (1995 to 2002) with clients like Dun and Bradstreet, IBM, Intel, Probusiness, Sun Microsystems, Accenture, Spherion, and Unisys. Presently he is the founder and CEO of DataCapitalSolutions LLC and the founder of Seattle Data for Good and the GlobalGoodArchive.org project.