Katey McPherson brings experience in school leadership, prevention, and organizational change with 25 years as a secondary school teacher, guidance counselor, and PK-12 school administrator. Katey’s educational career focus is on student and teacher social-emotional needs and wellness, youth mental health initiatives, social justice, and digital citizenship/social media responsibility.
Katey recently served as Executive Director of The Gurian Institute, an international teacher and parent training institute rooted in neuro-biological and evidence-based teaching strategies. Katey currently serves as a West Coast Associate of Hazard, Young & Attea Associates. When not traveling and speaking, she is busy raising her 4 tween and teen daughters.
Katey inspired my faculty to be more creative and innovative in their approach to students. As we move towards a world where technology is ever present, her wisdom and information for parents keeps them abreast of how they can support their child while also understanding their developing brain. I would highly recommend training to any staff and parent who wants to stay current and relevant in best practices.-Veronica Leiper, Principal Sequoya Elementary
Recommended Reading Resources:
- The Telegraph: Facebook and Instagram crack down on anorexia posts in effort to combat eating disorders (July 13, 2019)
- NBC Better: Sunday dinner: The family tradition we need to bring back (May 2019)