Peggy Kemp comes to the Meadows Institute with a background in children and family issues. Prior to returning to school to earn her master’s degree, she worked as a paralegal for a family law attorney specializing in complex child custody and visitation cases, including court appointed cases. Peggy also worked with the Texas Office of the Attorney General in the Elder Law and Public Health Division prosecuting Civil Medicaid Fraud cases. She is also actively involved in public education and most recently worked for the Austin Independent School District (AISD) with its Community Schools Initiative where she provided support to the administrative supervisor for the initiative. She served on the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) at AISD. Peggy earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and her Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin. She interned with the Institute during the summer of 2017 with the Child and Family Team.
At the Meadows Institute, Peggy has contributed to the Mental and Behavioral Health Roadmap and Toolkit for Schools. She also has completed the Brain Story Certification and served as a facilitator with two groups in Central Texas. Peggy led a team to complete the Region 18 Education Service Center Mental Health Strategic Framework, which was based on similar work in Region 4. She supported schools in the Texas Coordinated Access to Recover Emotionally in Schools (CARES) and CARES Training programs funded by The American Red Cross. Peggy has also completed school-based assessments in Nueces and El Paso Counties. She is proud to be a member of the implementation team supporting Midland ISD.