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May 2001 Issue (page
ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR WANTED
(April 18, 2001) Blue Hills Academy (see above) is looking for an Admissions Director. This person must understand the concept of therapeutic boarding schools. NEW MONTANA ACADEMY CLINICAL STAFF (April 30, 2001) Rosemary McKinnon, Admissions for Montana Academy, Marion Montana, 406-858-2339, announced staff who have joined Montana Academy since January, including: Dennis Malinak M.D. (psychiatrist), Dr. Brian Daskivich (psychologist), Karen Pedtke, M.S.W. (therapist), and Jan Johnson, M.S.W. (Admissions). They join Dr. Chris Nadasi (psychologist), Melissa Weathers M.S.W. (therapist), and Barbara Farris- Holford RN (therapist) who compose the current clinical staff.
BRIDGES ACADEMY ANNOUNCED NEW CLINICAL DIRECTOR
(May 1, 2001) Guy LeGuyonne, Admissions Director for Bridges Academy for Boys, Bend, Oregon (www.bridgesboysacademy.com) announced Willow Harsha-Halett Ph.D., RN, as their new clinical director. Her 21 years of experience in psychology includes work in community mental health and the federal prison system, as well as private, group and individual counseling. She will work in conjunction with Bridges’ family counselor, Joan Mcomber, MFCC.
PERSHA WRITING EMOTIONAL GROWTH CURRICULUMS
(May 1, 2001) Emotional growth curriculum consultant, Sarah Persha, (541) 385-8662, firstname.lastname@example.org, last known for her role in admissions with Mt. Bachelor Academy, is putting her years of emotional growth experience to work. Currently she is developing workshops and writing emotional growth curriculum for clients both in Bend, Oregon and out of state. In addition, she leads coaching and staff training. She confides, “my greatest experience was… the opportunity to… interface with the myriad therapeutic boarding schools developed in the nineties …what terrific exposure!”
TEENS IN TURMOIL RECEIVES SECOND MAJOR AWARD
(May 2, 2001) Carol Maxym, Educational Consultant and author, (CMAXYM@aol.com, 808-946-6640) announced her book, TEENS IN TURMOIL: A Path to Change for Parents, Adolescents, and Families, was given the 2001 Educator’s Award by Delta Kappa Gamma, the International Women Educators Association. She will receive her award at the Delta Kappa Gamma meeting in August. This is the second major award the book has won, as it was chosen as one of Amazon.com “Editor’s Picks for Best Books of 2000” in November.
OREGON WILDERNESS REGULATIONS
(May 3, 2001) Rob Cooley, President of Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions, Albany, Oregon, 541-926-7252, http://www.cfreer.com, email@example.com, announced the negotiations on regulations of Outdoor Treatment programs have been progressing well, that the basic committee work has been completed, and he expects them to be passed through the Oregon legislature without alteration or other difficulty. He expressed satisfaction that the regulations as they now look are constructive and not harmful to legitimate outdoor treatment programs, and will be reported to the legislature by December of this year.
SHAMROCK ACRES FEATURED IN SPOKESMAN-REVIEW
(May 7, 2001) Shamrock Acres Boys Ranch, Newman Lake, Washington, 509-226- 3662, www.shamrockacres.com, was featured in the Our Generation section of Spokane, Washington’s daily newspaper, The Spokesman-Review. Johnny Chew, 17, a resident at Shamrock Acres received the byline for the story, which appeared May 7, 2001 on “the page written by teens for teens,” a weekly feature of the newspaper.
KING GEORGE SCHOOL OFFERS 6 WEEK SUMMER BIKE TREK
(May 9, 2001) Heather Roeder, Admissions Counselor for King George School, Sutton, Vermont, 800-218-5122, www.nabschools.com announced a co-ed six week coed bike expedition for adolescents ages 14-18. Participants will travel throughout Newfoundland, Canada, earning academic credit that can either be transferred to their home school, or applied to their program at King George, should they subsequently chose to apply. The program includes an emotional growth component. The program fee will cover: bike rental, meals, lodging, transportation and camping fees.
DRAGONFLY ADVENTURES SEA KAYAKING
(May 8, 2001) Mona Treadway, co-owner of Dragongly Adventures, based in Oregon, 541-850-0841, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.dragonflyadventures.com, a short term outdoor adventure program, announced they still have space for their Alaska sea kayaking family trip on August 8-17, and their Africa trip on September 19-30.
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