Seen 'n Heard - Oct,
1999 Issue (page 3)
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SPOKESMAN-REVIEW EMOTES, NOT INFORMS
(September 10, 1999) In an front page article in the North Idaho edition of the Spokane Washington based Spokesman-Review, “Troubled
Homes Academies For Wayward Youths Have Their Own Problems With Rules,” writer Susan Drumheller itemizes the complaints and repeats
exaggerated rumors a few rigid critics are presenting against Elk Mountain Academy and Glacier Mountain Inc, schools for at-risk youth
based outside Sandpoint, Idaho, while doing a limited and lack-luster job of presenting the schools’ side.
(September 10, 1999) The Professional Development Department for the CEDU Family of Services, Sandpoint Idaho, announced the official
beginning of CEDU University, a series of professional development growth classes open to faculty and staff at all campuses. Also,
Bill Valentine, Director of Adult Education, has a new outdoor wilderness workshop for parents with parents on the ropes course, Alpine
Tower, hikes, and more.
NANCY COINER JOINS JOHN DEWEY ACADEMY
September 13, 1999) Kenneth Steiner, Ph.D., Dean of Studies, The John Dewey Academy, 413-528-9800, firstname.lastname@example.org,
and Tom Bratter, President of The John Dewey Academy, announced Nancy Coiner has joined their faculty. She is a graduate of St. John’s
College, earned a M.Phil. in Medieval English from Oxford University, and PhD. From Stanford University. She is a Rhodes scholar and
has fifteen years teaching experience at Stanford University, Middlebury, Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges. Anne Blake, PhD. From
the Institute of Shakespeare Studies, Birmington University (Great Britain) has switched to part-time status due to illness. Kenneth
Steiner asserts, “The credentials of these two fine teachers gives us the best High School English Department in the United States,
probably the world.” Tom Bratter said this hiring is a fairly unique event at the school because “There truly is no staff turn- over.”
KING GEORGE SCHOOL HAS 1ST ANNIVERSARY
(September 14, 1999) Rebecca Plona, Director of Admissions at The King George School, Sutton, Vermont, 800-218-5122, announced the
school celebrated its first anniversary on September 6th with 25 students in grades 9 to 12. “Students represent 2 countries, twelve
states, and all major geographical regions within the U.S.” They are continuing to expand their offerings into more artistic disciplines.
JCAHO ACCREDITES WILDERNESS QUEST
(September 16, 1999) Anngela Ritter, Admissions Director for Wilderness
Quest, a 12-step wilderness program, southern Utah, 208-522-1080, announced they have received Conditional Accreditation from
the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) in June. RED ROCK CANYON SCHOOL OPENING (September 24, 1999)
Red Rock Canyon School, a new youth program in Saint George, Utah, wants someone with strong communication and computer skills, and
creative and innovative thinking, to fill a marketing position. Resumes only to Red Rock Canyon School, 747 East St. George Blvd.,
Saint George, Utah 84770.
PLACES FOR STRUGGLING TEENS UPDATE
(September 27, 1999) Woodbury Reports Inc. announced the latest update of the Directory PLACES FOR STRUGGLING TEENS – 1999 is now
available. First published in 1993, this is the 10th update. More than 200 schools and programs were in the initial list, out of which
these 89 were selected. The schools and programs contained in the Directory represent more than 3,000 full time staff, enrolling approximately
11,000 students, with aggregate revenues in excess of $341 million. Copies can be ordered online through the Woodbury
Reports Inc., or by phone 208-267-5550.
CORRECTION ON MONTANA ACADEMY
(September 28, 1999) In its Seen n’Heard section on Montana Academy being featured in the August 4, 1999 issue of Education Week,
we inadvertently gave the wrong number. The correct number for Montana Academy is 406-755-3149.
RAINBOW HILLS OPENINGS
(September 29, 1999) Thelma Hamblin, Director and Co-founder of Rainbow Hills in Victor, Idaho, 208- 787-3021, a new ranch program
near the Targhee National Forest in Southeast Idaho, announced they currently have 3 openings.
ALOHA YOUTH ACADEMY CRITICIZED
(September 29, 1999) The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, carried a story titled “Laie
youth-reform facility subject of controversy,” by Susan Kreifels. The same day, the local radio CBS affiliate (KGMB) carried a
story “Youth Home In Trouble.” Aloha Youth Academy opened up earlier this year and it has been reported its chief executive officer
Mekeli Ieremia had been associated with New Hope Academy in Somoa before it was closed down in February accompanied by considerable
controversy. At least three state agencies have serious concerns, and some ex-staff members, according to the article. Concerns include
operating without a license and not paying back wages. Aloha Youth Academy director Jeff Pluemacher defended the Academy saying he
believed the criticism is unfairly influenced by national news reports on alleged abuses at other such businesses in Samoa and elsewhere,
insisting the Academy has no connection with New Hope in Somoa.
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