Nancy Guido and Amanda Crouch are a mother-daughter pair who have both seen first-hand the impact of Clarity Child Guidance Center in the San Antonio community.
Nancy is a native of San Antonio and a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a doctoral degree in educational administration. Upon returning to San Antonio, she was able to combine her education with her passion for supporting students with disabilities for forty years in a local school district. Throughout those years, she taught and was an administrator for several schools and/or programs focusing on special education services. She was fortunate to have schools that educated students who had emotional/mental health issues as well as a program that transitioned students with disabilities, including students with mental health issues, into the community. Although she is now retired, Nancy continues to support students with disabilities and their families on a consulting basis. Throughout her career, Nancy has worked in providing wrap-around services for many of the students in her programs. Clarity Child Guidance Center was always very willing to participate in those services whether it was sharing information by phone or hosting a meeting of stakeholders on their campus to transition students leaving Clarity back to the schools. Clarity did whatever was needed to have the best possible outcomes for the individuals in their care. As an educator and administrator who wanted what was best for her students, Nancy was appreciative of Clarity’s involvement and watched first-hand the impact Clarity’s services had on her students and families.
Amanda is Nancy’s youngest daughter and is currently serving as President of the Junior League of San Antonio. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Baylor Law School and is a commercial litigation partner at Jackson Walker LLP. As a young girl, Amanda was always inspired by her mother’s passion for her students and the extra hours Nancy put in to ensure that her students and families were supported no matter what the circumstances. Amanda heard about Clarity from her mom and was pleased to see that JLSA has been a long-term partner of Clarity once she became a league member. During her ten years as a member, Amanda has enjoyed watching league volunteers support Clarity’s services. As the final President to serve in the five-year commitment JLSA made to Clarity through the Paving New Paths program, Amanda is proud of the partnership and excited to see the ways Clarity will use the Junior League of San Antonio Education Center in the years to come.