Keenisha Protho, Social & Emotional Learning Curriculum Chair

Keenisha Protho is a young and innovative thinking social worker. Keenisha is originally from Gary, In. She currently resides in Houston, TX with her husband, Antonio Protho, and their 4 year old daughter, Kaliyah Protho. Keenisha started her career as a case manager in 2013 in Northwest Indiana. She immediately saw the lack of resources in the community and schools for children and families. This sparked a passion to help others for Keenisha. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Social Work in 2015 from Indiana University Northwest (with distinction). After taking a break to have her daughter, she went on to receive a Masters Degree in Social Work from Indiana University (online). After moving to Houston, TX, Keenisha continued her career in social work. Keenisha realized that many of the issues plaguing schools and the community in Northwest, Indiana are the same issues that plague the Houston area communities and schools (trauma, lack of resources, etc.). Keenisha is currently a Behavior Specialist for Spring Independent School District in Houston, TX where she works with a team of other behavior specialists to provide behavior plans for children in special education within the entire Spring Independent School District, who may be having difficulty functioning in a general education setting. Keenisha’s experience includes work with the following agencies: Indiana Department of Child Services, Mental Health America of Lake County, Child Advocates (CASA), Harris County Juvenile Probation, and Crime Stoppers of Houston. In these various roles, Keenisha understood the need for prevention services as well as schools that are going to equip children to be productive citizens of the world. This is why Keenisha is so passionate about Lighthouse Guild. Every child deserves a school like Lighthouse Guild and we won’t stop until it becomes reality. Keenisha serves as the social and emotional learning curriculum chair. Be the tide, beat the world.

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