Seen 'n Heard - August
2001 Issue (page 2)
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DAVE JOHNSON RESIGNS AS ST. PAUL’S ACADEMY ADMISSION
(July 11, 2001) Marti Weiskopt, Assistant Head of School and former Academy Director of Admission of St.
Paul’s Preparatory Academy, Phoenix, Arizona, 602.956.9090, will assume the role of the Director of Admission on a temporary basis.
The academy is searching for a new Director of Admission to replace Dave Johnson, who “is moving into a field outside education. The
academy wishes him the best.”
PROVO CANYON OPENINGS IN AUGUST
(July 13, 2001) Denise Westman, Regional Director of Business Development for Provo
Canyon School, 800-848-9819, announced due to anticipated graduations and discharges, there will be several openings by mid August
for both boys and girls. She also announced work is progressing rapidly on their major renovations and remodeling on both the
boys and girls campuses, with plans to break ground by early fall for an 18,000 square foot addition to the girls campus. The academic
area will be the main beneficiary, with services and numerous classrooms, an art room, a science lab and an extensive library being
planned, along with the addition of several new beds for girls to help with their ongoing waiting list.
HAMPSHIRE COUNTRY SCHOOL UPDATES ENROLLMENT INFO
(July 15, 2001) William Dickerman, Headmaster of Hampshire Country School, Rindge, New Hampshire, 603-899-3325 sent
their updated brochure, using the opportunity to inform us that they “enroll younger boys who have high scholastic abilities…who need
a small, safe environment and a tremendous amount of adult attention.” Most of their students carry diagnoses including non-verbal
learning disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, and ADHD, but they emphasize they are a school, rather than a treatment program.
SCOTT BANDOROFF NAME CORRECTION
(July 20, 2001) Scott Bandoroff of Peak Experience, Bend, Oregon, 541.318.0955 email@example.com
asked Woodbury Reports to correct the spelling of his name, both on the link under the Alldredge Allegations, as well as on his resume.
Also, his resume should state that he is an Affiliate Professor, University of Idaho.
TRANSITIONAL HOME PLACEMENT OPENS IN KALISPEL, MONTANA
(July 23, 2001) Carol Hopwood, LCSW, Kalispell, Montana, 406-257-1339 firstname.lastname@example.org
is offering a 3-9 month placement in an intimate family setting for two young women aged 17-21 who are ready to graduate from another
therapeutic setting but are not quite ready for independent living.
CRITICISM OF PACIFIC COAST ACADEMY
(July 25, 2001) The New York Times, reported several suits
and much criticism of Pacific Coast Academy in Samoa which draws kids from the United States through the marketing of Steve Cartisano,
who has been involved with several programs since the death of a student in his original program Wilderness Challenger in Utah in
the early nineties. There also was an AP story the same day reporting “Teens Removed From Center After Abuse,” referring to
the Pacific Coast Academy.
EXCEL ACADEMY SELLS TO ASPEN EDUCATION GROUP
(July 25, 2001) The leaders of Excel Academy, Conroe Texas, 936-447-4617, which included Sally Keith, Jamie Risner,
Nancy Oelfe, and Pat Johnson announced their “incorporation into Aspen Education Group,” headquartered in Cerritos California. [more...]