Meet our New Security Specialists!

Madison Public Schools hired two Security Specialists to join our security team at Jeffrey Elementary, Ryerson Elementary, and Brown Intermediate this year. The specialists help with student arrival and dismissal and conduct regular security sweeps of the perimeter and interior of our buildings. Due to COVID -19 and the need to increase ventilation in our buildings, exterior doors are left open periodically during the day so our new security specialists, in partnership with our current SROs, add an extra level of security at each building.     

Mr. Mike Kapij, is assigned to Jeffrey Elementary School. He has over 25 years of experience in the juvenile court system and DCF.

“I enjoy working with a younger population. I worked with teenagers most of my life so having the K-3 crowd around is a nice breath of fresh air. I’m enjoying getting to know them and building relationships with them.”

Mr. Carl McDowell is assigned to both Ryerson and Brown. He, along with Officer Bull, moves between the schools throughout the day, ensuring the safety of both learning communities.  

“I am loving it here,” he said. “The kids are great and I am definitely getting to know a lot of them. They are great and the teachers here are great. The atmosphere in Madison is amazing.”

Mike Kapij

Mike Kapij

Carl McDowell

Carl McDowell