OUR TRAINERS

McGrath Trainers have been carefully vetted and developed to have exceptional presentation skills and deep knowledge of course content. In addition, they are experienced in the educational environment through work in and with school districts. Trainers have various areas of expertise and present courses that align with those strengths. When you retain McGrath Training Solutions to present an on-site program, you are hiring the best in the field to share their knowledge, experience and expertise with your administrators and/or staff.
 
Our trainers consistently receive excellent evaluations by course participants and often are invited back to provide follow-up training.
 
When you experience our high-quality content delivered by our exceptional training team, presenters that are “good enough” never again will suffice! You will understand the McGrath Training Solutions difference.

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MaryJo McGrath JD

Our premier trainer is McGrath Training Systems’ founder, Mary Jo McGrath, attorney at law. She brings deep experience as an investigating attorney and an education law specialist to her teaching. As a result, Mary Jo uses real-world examples and “war stories” from districts to bring the concepts discussed to life and practical application. Mary Jo is recognized nationwide for her legal and educational work in bullying and illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, employee sexual misconduct and quality teacher evaluation.
 
An accomplished author, Mary Jo has written two books about bullying in schools. In 2011, “Bullying and Harassment Solutions for Schools: How to Educate, Investigate, and Remediate” was published. Her first book on the subject was “School Bullying: Tools for Avoiding Harm and Liability,” published in 2007.
 
Mary Jo served an expert consultant to the office of the California Governor on teacher tenure reform and has been the featured legal expert on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, the 48 Hours programs, and ABC’s 20/20. She has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Redbook, Reader’s Digest, Seventeen and several nationally circulated professional journals. Ms. McGrath served as Chair of the U.S. Department of Education Safe, Disciplined and Drug-Free Schools Expert Panel.
 
She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles, and from Loyola University School of Law cum laude.
 
Mary Jo’s presentations have the power to motivate, educate and entertain. An engaging, interactive delivery keeps the audience focused and attentive.

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BILLIE-JO GRANT PhD

Billie-Jo Grant has dedicated her career to the improvement of childhood education and the prevention of sexual harassment in schools. 

 

She is a research and evaluation consultant for various organizations in the fields of education, human services and social sciences, serves as a faculty member at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a board member of S.E.S.A.M.E., a non-profit dedicated to the prevention of school employee sexual misconduct. 

 

Dr. Grant is a nationally recognized expert in school employee sexual misconduct prevention and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Education Week, NPR, the Chicago Tribune, and the Voice of San Diego. She has completed research studies for the Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Education, and the National School Board Association. She has also authored numerous peer reviewed articles, and has been integral in providing legislators with evidence to pass state and federal legislation to better protect students and keep offending teachers out of the classroom.

She has served as an advisor to the Office for Civil Rights, the Department of Education, the Ontario College of Teachers, among other organizations.

 

Billie-Jo holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Virginia, where she was a four-time All-American NCAA Track and Field athlete.

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