Katy McGarr is a 9th-grade ELA and 10th-grade writing teacher at Detroit Leadership Academy in Detroit,
Michigan. She holds a MA in TESOL from Concordia University and a BA in English from Hollins University. Before
coming to DLA, McGarr has taught in Vanuatu, Mexico, Kurdistan, and Tanzania.
Clubs and extracurricular activities allow students to develop leadership skills and find ways to contribute meaningfully to their community. Club advisors and sponsors often support these clubs with their own funds or through fundraising activities. To support our outstanding educators and the clubs they oversee, NSHSS is giving ten (10) high school educators a $500 grant to help provide additional opportunities to their student clubs.