BUDA – Amy Grant, a native Texan and 14-year Buda resident, has announced her candidacy for the District 4 position on the Hays Consolidated Independent School District’s Board of Trustees. The spot is one of two that will be decided in the May 7 election.
Grant has built her life’s work around advocacy for all children, especially those whose voice isn’t being fully heard in today’s educational landscape. She is a local business leader and owner of Therapy Center of Buda, where she is the clinic director and practicing lead pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.
“I am committed to expanding current successful programs, strengthening others and empowering the creation of new and innovative programs in order to achieve safe and equitable whole child education for all students,” Amy says. “I feel strongly that we need to find new and innovative ways to support our educators. We have all had a whirlwind last couple of years and educators everywhere are exhausted. We need to keep the amazing teachers we have and attract new talent that will be representative of our community. I look forward to serving our community and bringing my knowledge and skills to the table to work collaboratively with the existing board.”
In her professional roles, she frequently collaborates with HCISD schools on 504 accommodations and Individualized Education Plans for children with special needs. These plans ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to learn in the way that works best for them.
Amy, proud mother of a 7-year-old, is a staunch advocate for neurodivergent communities, dedicating her free time to educate others on the Neurodiversity Paradigm and trauma-sensitive care and promoting acceptance of differences. She serves as the chairperson of the Member Advocacy Committee for The Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is a founding member and serves on the Senior Advisory Board of the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective, whose mission is to provide free public access to neurodivergent-affirming focused therapists and to advocate with our therapists and the neurodivergent and disabled populations.
She is also a Certified Autism Specialist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist with over 16 years of experience as a licensed SLP. Amy is a Native Texan and enjoys spending time, as a solo parent, with her 7-year-old. She is passionate advocate for an inclusive community where children can thrive and love their neighbor. “We need to start healing from the divisiveness and come together as a community to maintain excellence for future generations,” she says.
Learn more about Amy, her background and her plans for bringing an increasingly diverse HCISD together for a stronger district at amygrant4hays.com.