Seen 'n Heard - Sep,
1999 Issue (page 3)
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FLEMING GOES TO LIFE SKILLS INC.
(August 12, 1999) Delia Fleming, after seven years at Cloister Creek, Conyers, Georgia, 770-483-0748, has taken over as Director of
Life Skills, Inc., Oxford, Georgia, 770-385-8913, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fleming describes Life
Skills Inc. as a program suitable for graduates of Cloister Creek.
PACE PROGRAM GROWS
(August 13, 1999) Carol Burns, Director of the Pace Program, located at the National-Louis University, Evanston, IL, 800-433-5522,
email@example.com, a post-secondary integrated program for young adults with complex learning
disabilities, announced they went international this year with applicants from Mexico, France and the United Arab Republic, and an
intern from Germany. Also, three PACE faculty members received their Master’s Degrees, and Gregory Fleming will start as a full-time
ACADEMY AT SWIFT RIVER SECOND YEAR
(August 16, 1999) Brian A. Ray, Director of Admissions at Academy at Swift River, Cummington, MA, 800-258-1770, announced: they now
have 80 students, are anticipating the completion of the remodeling of their Academic Building by September of this year, and, on
August 27th, graduated their second peer group, which was the first group to graduate from their new 14-month program.
NEW PRIMARY LOCATION FOR TIM & JENNIFER SMITH
(August 18, 1999) Tim and Jennifer Smith, owners and operators of Guardian Angel Youth Services, a transport service, and West Coast
Academy L.L.C., a new school for at-risk teens, 888-825-8462, firstname.lastname@example.org, announced
they have just purchased 320 acres near Prineville, Oregon, and will be moving their base office there shortly. Their primary field
office will remain in Bend, Oregon, and their secondary field office will remain in St. George, Utah.
LEARNING & THE BRAIN CONFERENCE
(August 18, 1999) Conference Coordinator Miah Kattman, 617-469-6789, announced the Learning
& the Brain conference for educational decision makers will be in Boston, MA November 7-9, 1999. The theme is “Using Brain
Research to Reshape Classroom Practice.” Along with a large number of other presentations, there will be workshops on these topics:
“An Introduction to Brain Anatomy and Development;” “Your Brain, Your Emotions, Your Performance;” and “Creating New Paradigms for
Schools.” “Brain research and its implications represent the new frontier for teachers and administrators – a frontier which we must
consider if we are to promote equity and excellence for all children.” – Gerald N. Tirozzi, Ex. Dir. Natl. Assoc. of Secondary School
Principals. Hillary Clinton will open the conference with videotaped remarks.
‘ONLY CHILD’ TESTS “NORMAL”
(August 19, 1999) Anne Thompson, NBC Correspondent, in her story “More Americans have just one child,” reported that not only are
more Americans limiting themselves to just one child; but also, research now indicates that ‘only children’ “are not lonely or maladjusted
or selfish or spoiled. In fact, they’re turning out just fine and are just like everyone else.”
KING GEORGE SCHOOL AT 20 STUDENTS
(August 20, 1999) Rebecca Plona, Director of Admissions at King George School,
Sutton, Vermont, 800-218-5122, announced they now have 20 students on campus. King George School is a structured boarding school with
an Emotional Growth educational program developed by founder and CEO Linda J. Houghton in 1998.
PRESIDENTIAL STRAW POLL
(August 20, 1999) Familyeducation.com just completed a straw poll regarding
preferences for presidential candidates. Although not a scientific poll, the participants were largely parents trying to better inform
themselves on being parents. Out of more than 2,000 votes cast, the results were: George W. Bush – 57%, Al Gore – 26%, Jesse Ventura
– 9%, Alan Keyes – 3%, Warren Beatty – 3%.
CEDU’S ARMBRUSTER PROMOTED
(August 23, 1999). Mike Naylor, CEO of The CEDU Family of Services, 208-265-0607, announced Consultant Services Director Lori Armbruster
has been promoted to Executive Director of Customer Service, and will oversee both Consultant Services and Parent Services. Beth Laughlin,
800-884-2338, Consultant Services Manager for CEDU High School and Middle School (California) will continue in her role reporting
to Armbruster. Also, effective September 15th, Katie Jochum, 800-990-2338, “will report to Lori as Consultant Services Manager for
EMOTIONAL GROWTH FORUM
(August 27, 1999) Rebecca Plona, Director of Admissions, The King George School, Sutton, Vermont, 800-218- 5122, announced Linda Houghton,
Founder and Director of The King George School and the North American Boarding Schools, would be conducting a forum on Emotional Growth
Education at Sutton, Vermont on October 10-11, 1999. “The forum will outline the history of Emotional Growth Education, and provide
the opportunity to discuss and clarify the many different approaches to teaching and working with adolescents and their families.”
Topics will include: “The difference in student profile between emotional growth, traditional, and therapeutic boarding schools;”
“The integration of emotional growth curriculum, academic study, and the arts and its relationship to success;” “The history, origins,
and goals of Emotional Growth Education;” and, “The different approaches to education used by traditional, therapeutic, and emotional
growth boarding schools.” Space for the forum is limited. For more information contact Rebecca Plona at 800-218-5122.
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