Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D., announced today the selection of Amy Grosso, Ph.D., as Round Rock Independent School District’s first-ever Director of Behavioral Health.

The newly created position is aimed at improving student academic achievement and well-being by providing mental health services and will include overseeing programs for students who are in crisis or at-risk due to depression, grief, suicidal ideation, anger, inadequate social skills, disruptive behavior or family problems.

Dr. Grosso most recently served as the District’s Coordinator for Future Readiness and during her time in the position developed training on mental health topics for staff, parents and students, implemented Mental Health First Aid Youth training for District staff, developed suicide awareness training for transportation staff and served on the District’s mental health task force. Through her work, she has completed 99 presentations impacting over 4,100 staff members on a variety of mental health topics. She has also presented on mental health topics at state education conferences.

“Over the last two years I have clearly seen the ways in which students, parents and staff can benefit from behavioral health resources, services and training, and I am proud to have been a part of those efforts in Round Rock ISD,” Dr. Grosso said. “I’m excited to transition to this position and work toward ensuring that we remain focused as a school district on providing services that all students, families astaff members can access so that our students thrive academically, physically and mentally.”

Dr. Grosso earned her Doctorate’s Degree in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University.

“Dr. Grosso is a phenomenal advocate of behavioral health and our students,” Dr. Flores said. “Her work in the behavioral health field has not only pushed our District forward in the services and resources we provide students, parents and staff but countless others have benefitted as she has presented her work to districts state-wide. I’m excited to see where her passion, knowledge and expertise lead us and the positive impact it will have on our entire community.”