Mor Regev
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
KIPP Texas Public Schools, Social Worker

Mor Regev is a social worker, professional mentor, certified yoga and mindfulness teacher, and social justice advocate. She is a native Houstonian and attended Lamar High School and Rice University, where she received a BA in Sociology with a concentration in French studies in 2006. While at Rice, she worked, volunteered, and studied abroad in France, Argentina, and Nicaragua. Afterward, she joined Teach for America and taught 5th and 6th grade in the Bronx while earning a Master’s Degree in Teaching at Pace University. After a few years as a mental health researcher, she went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the George Warren Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. While pursuing her degree, she was a Program Manager at the Family Foundation of Maxine Clark, the Founder of the Build-A-Bear Workshop. In this role, she helped to found KIPP Victory Elementary School in St. Louis City.

She returned to Houston in 2014 eager to plant roots in her hometown. Since moving back, she has been the social worker and counselor at KIPP Courage College Prep, which is part of the SKY Partnership between Spring Branch ISD, KIPP, and Yes Prep. At KIPP, she counsels students and their families, provides them with community and school resources, cultivates and manages the parent association and community partnerships, teaches healthy relationships and yoga classes and provides training for school and district staff on a variety of topics including restorative practices, adolescent mental health and yoga and mindfulness. She has presented at social work conferences and trained throughout Texas and in Oklahoma. She also supervises two graduate social work students per year and is passionate about their growth and development.

Mor volunteers with the Rice University Admissions department interviewing prospective Rice University undergraduates. She is part of the National Association of Social Workers, where she serves on the Houston branch's steering committee. She also volunteers at the Santa Maria Hostel, a residential substance abuse and recovery treatment facility teaching yoga to its residents. She loves being back in Houston and recently got married to Eric Sweeney, a native Houstonian and KIPP teacher.