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About McGrath Training Solutions

McGrath Training Solutions was started in 1983 to educate school personnel in risk control and compliance practices that are legally fit and educationally sound. Over the years, our services have expanded to provide the end-to-end support our clients needed for everything from implementation support to third-party decision-making and expert witness services. Our practical solutions empower people to bring both legal integrity and personal responsibility to their everyday school and work environments, while boosting employee and student performance.

Educators have made a profound difference in the lives of our team and we honor them deeply. That is why all McGrath programs have been designed to go far beyond teaching the minimum legal duty of safeguarding students and employees. The objective of our courses is to inspire the participants to bring forth their personal best and create a safe and responsive climate in which the real work of education can get done. 

Our Values

People First

We focus on the people, not just the process.


We are honest, and take accountability. We protect sensitive information.


We celebrate constructive feedback and proactively seek clarity, understanding, and alignment.


Our team brings adaptability, resourcefulness, and commitment to learning and evolving.

Create Value

We create impactful, high quality work that really moves the needle. 

Our team believes every school should be a safe and effective environment to learn, work and grow. We’re committed to that vision and to helping your school achieve it. Driven by this purpose, we promise to be a partner you can count on.


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Our Founder

MaryJo McGrath, JD

McGrath Training Solutions' programs are based on the intellectual material and methodology created and developed by MaryJo McGrath, JD. Since 1980, Ms. McGrath has been widely recognized for her groundbreaking transformational models and applications for leadership, communication, supervision, evaluation as well as safety in schools, particularly from sexual harassment, misconduct, bullying and discrimination.

“McGrath has a really well researched, thoughtful system for schools so that employees can be provided appropriate, meaningful feedback. I enjoyed the SUCCEED with TRUE- SPEAK training I went to so much, I brought it to all leaders in our district and the reviews have been extremely positive. I would recommend this to any district that is looking to build a positive, responsive culture and improve communication. Like any training, you have to practice what you learn and apply it, but they provide a lot of support and answer all questions. It is a major upgrade from other systems (FRISK) we have used!”

Amy McNamara, Associate Superintendent

Acalanes Union High School, CA

School District Clients

Over the last 40+ years, our training has helped more than 250,000 school district administrators and employees throughout the United States and Canada create safer and more effective K-12 environments.View an expanded list of our clients here.

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Our Clients in Professional Organizations 

Below is an abbreviated list of associations and professional organizations who have provided McGrath services for their clients over the years. 

  • American Association of School Administrators

  • American Association of School Personnel Administrators

  • American Association of University Women

  • Arkansas Association of School Personnel Administrators

  • Association of Gender Equity Leaders in Education

  • Association of California School Administrators

  • British Columbia Association of School Personnel Administrators

  • California School Boards Association

  • Education Law Association

  • Georgia Association of School Personnel Administrators

  • KanLEAD, KS

  • Montana Academy for Leadership Development

  • National Association of Elementary School Principals

  • National Association of Secondary School Principals Stop Educator Sexual Abuse

  • National Association of Security and Law Enforcement Officers

  • National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification

  • National Middle Schools Association

  • National School Boards Association

  • Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence

  • Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel Administrators

  • Public Agency Risk Managers Association

  • San Juan Administrator Training Academy, NM

  • The State Bar of California

  • Wyoming Leadership Academy

Our Risk Pool and Insurance Clients

Below is an abbreviated list of risk pool and insurance organizations who have provided McGrath services for their clients over the years. 

  • Association of Government Risk Pools (AGRiP)

  • Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)

  • Alliant Insurance Services (formerly Driver Alliant)

  • Colorado School Districts Self-Insurance Pool

  • MASB-SEG Property/Casualty Pool (MI)

  • Misconduct and Exploitation (SESAME)

  • Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool

  • Organization of Self-Insured Schools (CA)

  • Special Districts Association of Oregon

  • Utica National Insurance Group Offices

    • Home Office

    • Eastern Region

    • New England Region

    • Middle Atlantic Region

    • Southeastern Region

    • Republic-Franklin Regional

  • Washington Schools Risk Management Pool

  • West San Gabriel Valley Joint Powers Authority (CA)

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