Q&A with Amy Grisham, MCH School Support Coordinator

 


Photo of Amy, Methodist Children's HomeThe University of Texas Charter School on the Waco campus is in full swing as MCH students are adjusting to their new routine of classes. Amy Grisham, school support coordinator, along with teachers and other staff are there to ensure students are being successful in the classroom.

We visited with Amy about how she supports our students.

Q: What is the role of the school support coordinator?
A: I lead the school support team. We are the liaison between the charter school, Waco campus and Boys Ranch. We help keep open communication about the academic and emotional needs of our students. My team is there to support students who may become frustrated or upset in the classroom. We help students problem-solve or lead them in peer mediation. We help students find ways to re-enter the classroom and be successful.

Q: What changes have you seen since you have been working in the school?
A: I feel we do a better job each year of being a supportive environment for our students. All our staff went through a three-day training called Capturing Kid’s Hearts. This training was about building relationships, building trust and capturing hearts. MCH also has started a program called Safe School Ambassadors. It teaches youth ways to make improvements in the emotional climate of our school. This will give our students the opportunity to be influential leaders and help shape a positive school setting.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: I love the students and the staff! MCH is a family. I enjoy being able to laugh and joke and encourage others.

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