Courtney McGrew is a school counselor for students who are at risk of dropping out of school. She works in a
public school outside of Houston, Texas, on an alternative campus serving students with disabilities. Primarily, she
works with students with a history of significant trauma and life challenges. She supports her students and teachers using trauma-informed practices through individual counseling, group counseling, and classroom-based practices. She works with an amazing team at her school who are always searching for evidence-based techniques for reaching their students. Before her current role, Courtney co-founded the Humble ISD Mosaic Program, an innovative program for young adults with disabilities (ages 18-21). This program helps young adults gain living skills to transition to a fulfilling life after high school. In its 12 years, Mosaic grew from 12 to 150 students and is still going strong. In her 20 years in education, Courtney has thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and successes and looks forward to many more years with her students.
NSHSS is providing five (5) $500 grants to help defray costs of educational conference registration, travel, and accommodations.