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ROGERS MEMORIAL IN COUNSELOR MAGAZINE
CASTRO-SIMMONS VISIT WOODBURY REPORTS
(May 27, 2004) James Simmons, Operations Manager, and Deode Castro, Executive Director of Alpha Adolescent Transport Service, Prineville, OR, 541-447-8276, firstname.lastname@example.org, a relatively new transport company, stopped by Woodbury Reports Office to introduce themselves. Both have had several years doing transports for other firms, and felt they had something unique to offer by establishing their own independent firm.
ACADEMY OF THE SIERRAS CHANGES DIRECTION
(May 29, 2004) Elliot Sainer, President/CEO, Aspen Education, Cerritos, CA, www.aspeneducation.com announced that the Academy of the Sierras program, Reedley, CA, 888-571-0777, is modifying its program to include “The Healthy Living Academies,” for boys ages 13-18 and at least 30 pounds overweight. The new program is scheduled to open in September. On June 18, Sainer announced the transition of the academy to a weight loss emphasis is going smoothly and most of the old students should be transitioned to other programs by the first week of July.
NEW DIRECTOR AT SPRING LAKE RANCH SETTLES
(June 2004) Phil Puotinen started as Executive Director at Spring Lake Ranch, Cuttingsville, VT, 802-492-3322, email@example.com, www.springlakeranch.org, at the first of this year, replacing Patrick McKee. Puotinen has settled in well at this “therapeutic work community… an alternative treatment center for people with mental and emotional illness.”
OUTDOOR THERAPY INSTITUTE HOSTS TRAINING
(June 2004) Michael Conner, Outdoor Therapy Institute, 888-577-3384, info@OutdoorTherapy.org, www.OutdoorTherapy.org, advised Woodbury Reports of a three-day professional training and continuing education on how to “Screen and Refer Youth At-Risk to Effective Behavioral Health Programs” on July 27-30 in Bend, OR. Continuing education clinics will be offered on July 31. The training is co-sponsored by Mentor Research Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit company that specializes in outdoor behavioral health research and training.
WILDERNESS ALTERNATIVES HIRES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
(June 1, 2004) Wilderness Alternatives Incorporated (WAI), Midlothian, VA, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wildernessalternatives.org, announced the hiring of Grant Leibersberger as Executive Director. Most recently, Leibersberger was the Director of Blackwater Outdoor Experiences in Virginia, and before that, he directed field operations for Wilderness Quest in Utah. WAI is a non-profit organization that distributes scholarships to young people needing a therapeutic wilderness program but cannot afford to participate. During fiscal year 2003, the WAI distributed $51,425.00 in scholarships to 15 people. Their Board of Directors includes: David Eckenberger as Chairman, Wendy Whitlow as Secretary, Stephen Roberts as Treasurer, with executive committee members of Robert Earle, George W. Gray Jr., Douglas R. Lambert, James (Punky) Lumpkin, and Randolph Reynolds, Sr.
REMUDA RANCH’S UNDER 13 PROGRAM
(June 1, 2004) Remuda Ranch, Wickenburg, AZ, 800-445-1900, email@example.com, www.remudaranch.com announced their new Children’s Intensive Program for “young girls under 13 suffering with anorexia, bulimia and related issues. This Biblically based program offers Hope, Help and Healing to girls of all faiths.”
CEDU EDUCATION ANNOUNCES CAMPUS SWAP
(June 2, 2004) Bob Naples, CEO/President, CEDU Education, Sandpoint, ID, 208-265-0607, www.cedu.com, announced that two of the North Idaho schools, Northwest Academy and Rocky Mountain Academy, will swap locations “to ensure the continued viability of RMA and to better serve our students.”
LIAHONA ACADEMY MOVES TO HURRICANE UTAH
(June 2, 2004) The Hurricane Valley Journal, Hurricane UT, announced a new residential treatment center called Liahona Academy, www.hvjournal.com, which they said opened at the new location in early May. Clay AhQuin, Director of the program says "Our whole philosophy is service, serving others."
MCKNIGHT ACCEPTS LEADERSHIP POSITION AT NORTHWEST ACADEMY
(June 4, 2004) Dr. George Condas, Vice President of Operations,
CEDU Education, Sandpoint, ID, 208-265-0607, www.cedu.com, said “it is my pleasure to announce that Ruth McKnight has accepted my offer to permanently take over the leadership of Northwest Academy.” McKnight began working with Northwest Academy in 1998.
RUSSIAN ART COLLECTION DONATED TO STONESOUP SCHOOL
(June 4, 2004) Carrie Straub, Director of Services at Stonesoup School, Crescent City, FL, 386-698-4595, announced the school has received an art collection valued at $10 million from the parents of a recently graduated student. The art, which is a collection of Russian painters such as Chagall, Chemiakin, and Alexandrov, will eventually be used to start a foundation and provide scholarships for underprivileged youth to attend Stonesoup School. This generous gift will provide much needed financial help for families in crisis.
MARK BARRENTINE VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS
(June 7, 2004) Mark Barrentine, Executive Director of Evangeline Christian Home for Girls, Lafayette, LA, 337-266-9686, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.evangelhouse.com, stopped by the Woodbury Office for a visit. While he was here, Mark discussed the new changes happening at the school.
WOLF NEW ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR AT ODYSSEY
(June 9, 2004) Odyssey Wilderness Programs, Bellingham, WA, 360-671-4999, email@example.com, www.odysseynw.com, announced the appointment of Chris Wolf, MA as Admissions Director. Wolf has six years experience in mental health intake and administration.
ROGERS NEW HEADMASTER AT GOW SCHOOL
(June 10, 2004) The Gow School, South Wales, NY, 716-652-3450, www.gow.org, announced the appointment of M. Bradley Rogers, Jr., effective July 1, as the school’s sixth headmaster in the 78 years of its existence. Rogers was most recently the headmaster of The Odyssey School, Baltimore, MD, a grade 1-8 school for dyslexics.
CULBERSON DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION FOR OAKLEY SCHOOL
(June 10, 2004) Oakley School, Oakley, UT, 435-783-5001, www.oakley-school.com, announced the appointment of Matt Culberson as Director of Education. Culberson comes from Waterford School, a private college preparatory school in Utah, where he most recently was an administrator, counselor and teacher.
RANCHO VALMORA CENTENNIAL COMING UP
(June 11, 2004) William McKay, President of Rancho Valmora, Valmora, NM, 505-425-6057, www.ranchovalmora.com, announced Aug. 7 will be a Centennial Celebration celebrating the 1904 founding of the Valmora Ranch Company, the predecessor of what in recent years became Rancho Valmora treatment center. This will also be the dedication of their 39,000 square foot school-gymnasium building.
BERTRAM ADDS CLARKE TO FIRM
(June 14, 2004) Cammie Bertram, a Certified Educational Planner, Fairfield, CT, 203-255-2577, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cmbconsultants.com, announced that James R. (“Bar”) Clarke, former headmaster of the Deck House School in Edgecomb, ME, has joined her firm as Associate Director, Special Needs Services.
SOFT RETIRES AS YBGR CEO, TO BE REPLACED BY SORENSEN
(June 14, 2004) Loren Soft, Chairman and CEO of Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (YBGR), Billings, MT, 800-726-6755, announced he will be retiring on June 30 after almost 40 years in the field of residential group care for children and adolescents. Soft started with YBGR in the summer of 1963. He will be replaced by Ry Sorensen, the current President/Chief Operating Officer who has been with YBGR for 19 years.
EAGALA RESOURCE HANDBOOK AVAILABLE
(June 14, 2004) The Equine-Assisted Mental Health Resource Handbook (EAGALA), Santaquin, UT, 877-858-4600, email@example.com, www.eagala.org, 2004 edition is now available. The Handbook defines Equine-Assisted Therapy, the organization along with their code of ethics, the certification program, and most of the book is devoted to listing programs and boarding schools certified by EAGALA or that have EAGALA certified staff.
ED CONSULTANT MARIE MOVES
(June 15, 2004) Rosalind P. Marie, Certified Educational Planner in Harvest, AL, www.educationalavenues.com, announced she has moved and her old phone number is no longer working. Her correct phone number is 256-852-4688.
ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR OPENING AT ACADEMY AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN
(June 15, 2004) Tom Fuller announced the Academy at Cedar Mountain, Cedar City, UT, 435-867-1111, www.cedar-mountain.com, is looking for an Admissions Director. This is a new position.
AUTHOR'S SELF-HELP BOOK FOR FATHERS
(June 15, 2004) The Folsom Telegraph, Folsom, CA, at www.folsomtelegraph.com, announced the graduation of the son of author Gary Hopper from high school, whose experience at Casa by the Sea, Mexico, a World Wide Association of Specialty Schools (WWASP) school was the inspiration for the self discovery journey the author made in fathering. A review of Hopper's book "Create a Whole and Healthy Family" can be found on this site at www.strugglingteens.com.
DANA COX VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS
(June 16, 2004) Dana Cox, MSW, President of Safeguard Adolescent Services, Lehi, UT, 801-763-1319, www.safeguardas.com, visited Woodbury Reports, Inc. while picking up a student from one of the local programs.
SUSPECT IN ALLEGED TEEN SEXUAL ASSAULT CAPTURED
(June 17, 2004) KSL TV in Utah reported, tv.ksl.com that Jerome Moody, a former employee of Behavioral Health Systems, Woods Cross, UT, was arrested in Chicago on allegations that he sexually assaulted two teenage boys at the Utah group home.
BUILDING BRIDGES EXPANDS CAMPUS AND PROGRAM
(June 18, 2004) Steve and Jill Fairbanks, owners and directors of Building Bridges Inc., Thompson Falls, MT, 406-827-9853, announced they have purchased the five-bedroom home next to them, allowing them to add another phase to their program which would allow in-house schooling for those not yet ready to attend the public school system.
LITTLE KESWICK’S MACHINE TO TEACH SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
(June 18, 2004) Little Keswick School, Keswick, VA, 434-295-0457, www.avenue.org, has purchased “K’NEX Simple Machines Classroom Edition,” which helps students learn the concepts of simple machines through hands-on learning.
KIATOU WILDERNESS GROWS
(June 22, 2004) Gilles Latremouille, head of Kiatou Wilderness Therapeutic Center, Blue Sea, Quebec, Canada, 819-463-0152, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kiatou.ca, has evolved. While still doing their wilderness program, they have acquired 20 acres with a large house, and the students now are also participating in the “running” of a home when not out in the wilderness. They also now contract work projects to the students and pay them for the work. The program also extensively uses the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” for discussions and journal readings.
JONES/AUCHTERLONIE CHANGE NAME
(June 22, 2004) Paul Auchterlonie IECA, Seattle, WA, 206-323-1838, email@example.com advised us that Yvonne Jones and he have changed their name from Education Advisory Group to Appian Education, www.appianeducation.com. Also, they hired Amy Aldrich as a new special needs consultant. Aldrich had worked as a therapist at Aspen Ranch some time ago.
CONSULTANT TOUR VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS
(June 24, 2004) Jodi Tuttle, Apen, Salt Lake City, UT, 435-655-0379, firstname.lastname@example.org recently brought several consultants on a tour through North Idaho among other places. The consultants pictured with Jodi from left to right are Ceel Kenny from Arizona, David Parker from New Hampshire, Diane Arnold from Colorado, and Joseph 'Jody' Dobson from Pennsylvania.
GATEHOUSE ACADEMY GOES INTERNATIONAL
(June 24, 2004) Robert Pfeifer announced that Kent Sherman, owner of Gatehouse Academy, Wickenburg, AZ, 877-684-7028, www.gatehouseacademy.com, has been named CEO of the Transitional Living Corporation, owner of Gatehouse Academy, and a ten-bed facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. This story was also posted June 10, 2004 on the Yahoo website at biz.yahoo.com.
WITTWER ADMISSIONS AT ST. PAUL’S
(June 25, 2004) Donna L. Wittwer has been named Director of Admission at Saint Paul’s Academy, Phoenix, AZ, 602-956-9090, email@example.com, www.stpaulsacademy.com. They also announced they added a more structured program for those students who are working with ADD/ADHD limitations, focusing on learning essentials. Saint Paul’s Academy is a boys school for grades 9-12 focusing on developing good moral character and a rigorous college-prep curriculum.
TEMAGAMI HAS WILDERNESS OPENINGS
(June 25, 2004) Colin Rayner, owner of Temagami Youth Challenge Program, 800-881-1189, Ontario, Canada, www.youthchallenge.com, a wilderness program 200 miles north of Toronto, advised Woodbury Reports Inc., he still has a number of openings for the summer.
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