Seen 'n Heard - May, 2002
HIDDEN LAKE ACAD. ACCREDITED BY SACS AS TRADITIONAL SCHOOL
(December 9, 2001) Dr. Len Buccellato, founder and Chairman of Hidden
Lake Academy, Dahlonega, GA, 800-394-0640, was recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, (SACS)
at the SACS Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, for being the first therapeutic boarding school nationwide to achieve full
academic accreditation as a traditional school.
GRAND RIVER SUMMER ACADEMY 2002
(March 8, 2002) The Grand River Academy, Austinburg, Ohio,
440-275-2811, offers 5-day and 7-day boarding programs June 24 – August 2, 2002, to “maximize academic potential in a summer camp
environment” that also attends to physical, emotional and social growth and individual needs
7TH ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
(Mar 17, 2002) Pathways Treatment Center and Kalispell Regional Medical Center are sponsoring “Youth in Crisis: Challenges
to the Modern Family” for their 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Mental Health Symposium, at Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish,
Montana on September 5-7, 2002. Information is available at 406-752-1775 or www.krmc.org.
BRIDGES ACADEMY WELCOMES GAGE McLEOD
(Mar 27,2002) Guy LeGuyonne, Admissions for Bridges Academy, Bend, Oregon, 541-888-283-7362, welcomes their new
Spanish teacher, Gage McLoed, M.A.
NEW WILDERNESS THERAPIST AT SAGEWALK
(Mar 27, 2002) Guy LeGuyonne, Admissions director for Sage Walk, The Outdoor School, Bend, OR, 800-877-1922, adds Ken
Robinson, M.A., as their new wilderness therapist. He has worked with adolescents with chemical dependency issues, sexual abuse
victims, and has directed an emotional growth youth camp in Montana for the last 2 years.
SCHOOLS TO KNOW OFFERS FREE SERVICE
(April 19, 2002) Schools to Know, Canterbury, NH, 603-783-4681, firstname.lastname@example.org,
is a “free service and resource for consultants funded by a group of very diverse boarding schools and programs.” For more information,
contact Tory Dodge.
ANN CAROL PRICE A GRANDMA AGAIN
(April 22, 2002) IECA member Ann Carol Price, 803-252-5777, email@example.com,
Columbia, South Carolina announced her son Grant Price, co-founder of Carlbrook School, Halifax, Virginia, 434-476-2406,
and his wife’s new baby, Lily Francis Price, who arrived weighing 8 lbs and 4 ounces. Congratulations to the whole family,
all of whom are doing well.
MACKS TO START WITH POSITIVE IMPACT
(April 23, 2002) Sandra & Jonathan Mack, firstname.lastname@example.org,
announced they will start working for Positive Impact, Bahia de Kino, 877-236-1114. The Macks have most recently been working
in Wenatchee, Washington, and previously were therapists at Rancho Valmora, New Mexico.
SAN CRISTOBAL RANCH ACADEMY COMPLETES CHALLENGE COURSE
(April 23, 2002) The San Cristobal Ranch Academy announces the completion of a state-of-the-art Challenge Course designed to
help their young men build self-confidence, teamwork, and self esteem. “The combination of 16 high and low elements and group processing
should help to mold and shape these 18-21 year olds to be our leaders of tomorrow.”
SOLTREKS ANNOUNCES SUMMER PROGRAM AND NEW COORDINATOR
(April 24, 2002) Clinical Director, Lorri Hanna, MA, CTRS, Soltreks,
Inc., Duluth, MN, 218-525-5803, announced their 6-week Summer Adventure Program beginning June 4. Single
gender and coed groups are offered for youth ages 13-17 who need structure, boundaries, and guidance combined with individual and
small group counseling. Activities include: backpacking, rock climbing, service learning, canoe expedition and emotional growth workshops
emphasizing responsibility and accountability. Lorri will supervise all students’ therapeutic plans. Cody Kelly, from their
southwest winter program, now is Summer Program Coordinator, bringing a variety of skills, having counseled adjudicated youth, taught
special education was lead instructor for the North Carolina Outward Bound School.
UTAH YOUTH VILLAGE FOUNDER DIES
(April 26, 2002) Jeff Simpson, Program Director for Alpine Academy, Salt Lake City, Utah, 800-244-1113,
email@example.com, announced Lila Alta Burton Bjorklund, the founder of Utah Youth Village (the umbrella
organization for Alpine Academy), age 87, died April 25, 2002. Utah Girls' Village, founded by Bjorklund in 1969, later evolved
into the Utah Youth Village.
DRAGONFLY ADVENTURES LICENSED
(April 26, 2002) Mona Treadway, co- owner of Dragonfly Adventures
Inc., Klamath Falls, Oregon, 541-850-0841, firstname.lastname@example.org,
announced they have been licensed by the State of Oregon for Services to Children and Families. This summer they are
offering two therapeutic outdoor adventure trips for young people ages 14-18, one in Alaska and one in Oregon. A shorter,
10-day Alaska trip is also offered for families "who want some comfort with their adventure.”
LINDA SHAFFER OPENS OFFICE IN SANDPOINT, IDAHO
(April 27, 2002) Linda Shaffer, educational consultant, Sandpoint, Idaho, 208-263-8394 (mornings), 208-265-0802 (afternoons),
has recently branched out from her home office base, to open a second office in Sandpoint, to meet more conveniently families and
colleagues. She reports her new office is close to the health club swimming pool and across the road from a biking trail where she
schedules her noon “meetings”. She works from her home office in the mornings and from the town office in the afternoons.
MARK WERDEN JOINS HELENE REYNOLDS & ASSOCIATES
(April 28, 2002) Helene Reynolds & Associates, Princeton,
NJ, 609-921-1326, is pleased to announce Mark G. Werden as joined their staff as Director of Traditional Educational Planning.
Formerly a teacher, admission director, coach, dorm parent and counselor, in public and private sectors, he is also a featured speaker
at national conferences.
WOODBURY STAFF ATTENDS IECA
(April 30, 2002) IECA member, Lon Woodbury, his wife, Denise Woodbury, Woodbury Reports’ legal counsel; his daughter,
Kristie Vollar, placement & editorial assistant; Chris Wells, office manager and webmaster; and IECA provisional
member, Loi Eberle, editor of Woodbury Reports and educational consultant, all attended the Independent Educational Consultant
Association (IECA) conference in St. Louis, MO. Lon Woodbury and Loi Eberle also participated with 26 other consultants as part
of the IECA sponsored KSDK NBC-5 TV phone bank and email Hotline, to give “free, general educational planning advise” on questions
regarding college, financial aid, and placements for struggling teens. Chris and Kristie dressed up as “struggling teens” at our display
at the Special Needs Programs’ IECA Swapmeet, to demonstrate why parents might want to search our website,
www.strugglingteens.com or call our educational consultants for advice about emotional growth or therapeutic programs for
adolescents. We’re grateful to our staff members, Charlene Lyle and Anna Yeoumans for maintaining our office when we
were in St. Louis.
LEARNING DISABILITY INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE
(May 3, 2002) Workshops at the recent Independent Educational Consultant’s Association (IECA) Conference in St. Louis,
Missouri provided websites about learning disabilities, including the National
Center For Learning Disabilities; Learning Disabilities Association of
America; The International Dyslexia Association; LD Online:
The Interactive Guide to Learning Disabilities; and
WOOD JOINS BOZAK
(May 5, 2002) Steve Bozak IECA, Clifton Park, New York, 518-373-8069, email@example.com,
announced hiring Jon Wood from Seattle, Washington to join his practice, to research new and existing schools. Also
in the office are Greg Ballard for domestic students, and Joan Cho for international placements.
POSTIVE IMPACT STUDENTS HAVE “BAJA EXPERIENCE”
(May 6, 2002) Students at Positive Impact, Bahia de Kino,
877-236-1114, who had reached Step 2 had the opportunity to kayak, swim with sea lions and whales, and study topics as diverse as
literature, anatomy and marine science, during the February 2002 two-week “Baja Experience”. Future Positive Impact treks will be
to Copper Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of Mexico”, in September 2002, and the Yucatan, in October 2002.
STRAIGHT ARROW NOW HAS 6-WEEK SUMMER ADVENTURE PROGRAM
(May 7, 2002) Straight Arrow Apex, Northport, WA, 509-445-1131
for young men (ages 18-21) is offering a summer adventure program for students 16-21 years of age. This sixty day experience runs
June 18 through August 16, including a 100 mile canoe trip on the upper Columbia River, 350 + mile bike trip across Washington
State's North Cascade Highway. Between adventures, students participate in projects at the 80-acre property being developed into
a sustainable agricultural community. 10 young men who need new challenges, increased responsibilities, and “some reality” in their
lives will participate in this "out of the ordinary" experience; currently 4 openings remain for the summer program. Call
Bruce or Shirley Morelli to visit the new Bear Creek Facility, north of Spokane.
TLC TAKING SUMMER VACATION, SPACE FOR 2 GIRLS IN FALL
(May 8, 2002) Carol Hopwood, of Transitional Living Care
(TLC), Kalispell, Montana, a unique, highly-individualized home placement, will be closed during June and July, for house restorations
and vacations. At the end of summer they’ll have one or possibly two spaces available.
FRANKLIN ACADEMY OPENS TO SERVE NLD CHILDREN
(May 8, 2002) A. Frederick Weissback, founding Head of Franklin Academy, East Haddam, CT, 860-873-2700 for students
in grades 6-12 diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disorders announced their opening is postponed until September, 2003. However, several
parent symposiums, social skills sessions for NLD students, workshops for teachers, and a summer program are planned for next year.
DANFORTH ON ADOPTION SPECIAL
(May 8, 2002) Audrey Peavey, Admissions Director for the New
Horizons Wilderness Program for Young Women, 800-916-9755, announced the program’s founder, Jackie Danforth, was featured
in the May 10th re- airing of her mother, Barbara Walters,' adoption special, "Born In My Heart". Peavey also
announced Dr. Kathleen Byron as joined New Horizons as a second therapist, and they have added a second group of seven girls,
for which they are currently accepting applications.
JOHNSON JOINS SKYLINE JOURNEY
(May 10, 2002) Lee Wardle, Director of Skyline Journey, Nephi, Utah, 866-822-8336,
firstname.lastname@example.org, announced Jeff Johnson has joined the program as Admissions Director. Johnson has an extensive
background as Admissions Director for several programs including Mt. Bachelor Academy, SUWS, and Wilderness Quest.
Jeff can be contacted at 801-971-4470, or 435-623-0548.
KOLOB CANYON WELCOMES NEW TEACHERS
(May 15, 2002) Lee Ann Fielding, Admissions, Kolob Canyon,
Koosharem, Utah, 435-638-7594, welcome their new teachers: Judy Gubler, Education Director and special education specialist
who teaches art, drama and music; French teacher, Kent Tasso, Sarah Shurtliff, credentialed by Southern Utah University, and
Cheri Lynn Whipple, who teaches history and loves to teach English, though also fluent in Spanish.
LD PROGRAMS WEBSITE
(May 16, 2002) Judy Maizlish, Executive Director of Independence
Center, Los Angeles, California, 310-202-7102, email@example.com,
announced the Post-Secondary Learning Disability Programs web site: http://www.ldprograms.com.
This is a cooperative venture by 12 programs throughout the country working with the population of young adults with learning disabilities.
Descriptions of each of the programs are contained on the site, and it is believed this is a "comprehensive list or private program
options for adults with learning disabilities who have a desire to live independently and to continue their education beyond high
KATHY REX BECOMES SUWS NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR
(May 17, 2002) SUWS Adolescent and Youth Programs, Shoshone, ID, 208-886-2565,
is pleased to announce Kathy Rex has become their new Program Director, who is well qualified from her two years’ experience
as Assistant Director with SUWS Idaho.