s Reopening & Reimagining Educational Facilities Amid COVID-19

Reopening & Reimagining Educational Facilities Amid COVID-19

As a second wave of the pandemic hits the U.S., many school administrators are wondering whether their facilities are prepared to receive students full time or whether they should extend virtual classes into the fall. While the timing of reopening is up for debate, what isn't is the need to ensure that K-12 schools and colleges and universities are ready when the time comes.

This webinar will explore the strategies school administrators and staff should take prior to reopening the classroom, as well as a discussion as to how the coronavirus pandemic will change the way we design schools in the future.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe current challenges with safely reopening educational facilities amid the pandemic.
  2. Identify key operations and maintenance procedures that need to be addressed prior to reopening schools.
  3. Explain proper cleaning protocols that adhere to CDC guidelines to protect occupant health.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of design strategies to reorganize and reimagine classrooms for learning and physical distancing.

Broadcast Date

August 18, 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Purchase Price

Member: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00

Meet the Presenters


Dan Danowski
Finish Plumbing, Zurn
Engineering & Product Manager

Dan delivers 22 years of finish plumbing expertise in engineering, product management, and quality management for Zurn Industries. He serves as one their leading presenters to share his knowledge about how Zurn plumbing products provide reliability in high traffic commercial and educational environments, hygiene & safety, water conservation, ADA compliance, and more.


John Myers
Haskell Education
Director of Marketing & Training

For the better part of 30 years, John has worked with corporate and education clients helping them improve and impact their physical environments through the thoughtful application of progressive design and furnishings. Having been actively involved in the training development and education of many industry professionals, John has experienced first-hand what it means to create high impact learning spaces. For the past 12 years, John has focused his passion for solution-based design on the education market with a deep investment on how agile furniture and student centered design can impact learning outcomes. Active learning solutions and flexible learning environments are the foundation of his design thinking. John is also part of the design/development team at Haskell Education, a leading designer and manufacturer of furniture solutions focused solely on the education market.


Slavi Younger Nightingale
Frasch LLC
Founder & Partner

Slavi Younger Nightingale is a Founder and Partner at Frasch LLC. Slavi has helped with the rapid growth of Frasch by driving the sales and marketing efforts through innovative approaches in aesthetic acoustics. Targeting four categories of acoustical products - ceilings, walls, space division, and lighting, Frasch works closely with the A&D community and commercial furniture dealers. Slavi spends considerable amount of time educating the design industry on sound and its effects on human health and wellbeing, and the importance of sound on the overall experience of any given space. Slavi teaches courses for Workplace Acoustics as well as Acoustics and a Modern Human; both approved for a continuous education credit via AIA. Along with this she has developed the training curriculum and marketing material used by the Frasch sales force to promote its product offerings. With the recent acquisition of Frasch by an industry leader of acoustical products, Catalyst Acoustics Group, Slavi takes a strategic role in the company as Vice President Sales and Marketing to help lead the organization in its continued growth and success.


Jim McGarry

Jim McGarry's wealth of knowledge and expertise in manufacturing and distribution in both the commercial and education space has served the Education Market Association (EDmarket) well since 2011. As President/CEO of EDmarket, he facilitated the board's communication of a redefined mission to connect people who want to succeed in the education market by providing events, resources and leadership to those who serve education. Prior to joining EDmarket, Jim worked as an Executive Recruiter at the McCormick Group, and he also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA), formerly the Business Products Industry Association (BPIA).