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DEBORAH WRIGHT DIRECTS ADMISSIONS AT NORTHFIELD MOUNT HERMON
(June 29, 2001) Richard Mueller, Head of Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, MA, 413.498.3222, has appointed
Deborah Wright as Director of Admission. Most recently she was Dean of Admission at Simmons College, and served at Sarah Lawrence
and Smith College earlier in her career. She holds a Master of Education and Master of Arts in Student Personnel Administration degrees
from Columbia University. She can be reached at 413.498.3227.
PAI RANCH CHANGES NAME
(June 5, 2001) Anthony Geraci, Executive Director at Pai Ranch Academy, Taos, New Mexico (505-776-2524) informed us
that the name of their program is changing to San Cristobal Ranch Academy, and will now be found at www.sancristobalranchacademy.org
when the page is completed.
FORMAN SCHOOL WELCOMES BETH RAINEY AS DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
(July 6, 2001) Mark Perkins, Head of the Forman School, Litchfield,
CT, 860.567.8712, announced that Beth Rainey will serve as the Director of Admissions for the upcoming year. She has been the Associate
Director for the past two years. This winter, they will conduct a national search for a new Director of Admissions who knows the admissions
process and the field of learning differences. They have encouraged Beth to submit her name to the search.
NEW PROGRAMS AT OBSIDIAN TRAILS
(July 9, 2001) Chip Huge, Admission Director for Obsidian Schools, Bend, Oregon, 888-808-9688, announced two
new programs. The Discovery Program is a 5-week wilderness school for ages 10-13 that has a base camp model with groups never
larger than six students. Insight is their four-week impact and assessment program for 13-17 year olds tailored to assist the
referral community in determining the appropriate longer-term placement for an adolescent. On July 20, 2001 Admission Director
Chip Huge also announced ten students graduated in June from the Discovery Program. “Parents spent the night in the field reconnecting
and experiencing what their children had learned.”
PLONA ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION FROM KING GEORGE SCHOOL
(July 10, 2001) Rebecca Plona, past Admissions Director from King George School, Sutton Vermont, 800-218-5122, announced
she has resigned from the school. “I’ve had an incredible experience at the King George School, and have enjoyed the opportunity
to be in service to the students, families, and consultants with whom I’ve worked for the last few years.” She is planning to
take the summer off, vacation with her soon-to-be-husband, and relocate to central Vermont. She can be reached at email@example.com.
SIEGEL JOINS TREX
(July 10, 2001) Leah Addison, with Trex Inc., 541-385-0323, firstname.lastname@example.org,
announced Marilyn Siegel has been hired as a new clinical social worker, as part of their focus on developing Trex into a stronger
center for adolescent growth.
GUARDIAN JUVENILE TRANSPORT FOR RESISTANT OR COMPLIANT YOUTH
(July 10, 2001) Mike England owner of Guardian Juvenile Transport Service, Kodak, TN, 865-933-3847, email@example.com
informed Woodbury Reports that their trained and experienced professionals provide an appropriate intervention to get the adolescent
to the program safely and in the best frame of mind. Also available to assist families whose adolescents are fully willing, Mike England
is experienced in non-violent intervention, certified in CPR, First Aid, and has spent the last 10 years involved in law enforcement.