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ASPEN HIRES BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
(September 1, 1999) Brad Gerrard, formerly with Pine Crest Hospital in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was hired as Director
of Business Development by Aspen Youth Services. For the time being, Gerrard will be working out of Coeur d’Alene, but will be moving
his office to Salt Lake City by March.
JUDSON SCHOOL TO CLOSE
(November 30, 1999) Headmaster Dennis P. Gray, Judson School, Scottsdale, Arizona, 602-948-7731, and the Board of Directors
announced that after 70 years of operation, Judson School will close at the conclusion of this school year. The reason given was that
the market for a school like Judson has changed. The school’s Alpine Summer Programs will operate “at full strength in the summer
of 2000 and beyond.” For the full Press Release, check the News Section of the
web site Places for Struggling Teens.
WOODFIN EXHIBITS PAINTINGS
(December 3, 1999) Christie Theriot Woodfin, IECA member and a Certified Educational Planner, Houston, Texas, 713-942-0345,
CWOODFINed@aol.com, along with Caroline Graham, have their paintings on Exhibit from December
1, 1999 to January 2, 2000 at The Cloister Gallery, Christ Church Cathedral, Texas at Fannin, Houston, Texas.
HIDDEN LAKE ACADEMY ACCREDITATION
(December 7, 1999) Rusty Ray, Director of Academics at Hidden Lake Academy (HLA), Dahlonega, Georgia, 706-864-4730,
a structured residential school, announced the school has been accepted as a Candidate for Accreditation with the Southeastern Association
of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SACS has stringent requirements, and a school must be in existence for at least five years before
it can even begin the process of applying for accreditation. In the negotiations, Ray reported, the representatives of SACS were so
impressed with what HLA was doing that they recommended they apply for accreditation as a Traditional Private School, which has higher
academic requirements than the category the school started the application with as a Special Purpose school.
ASPEN YOUTH SERVICES ACQUIRES YOUTH CARE, INC.
(December 9, 1999) Elliot A. Sainer, CEO of Aspen Youth Services, 562-467-5507, announced the purchase of Youth Care,
Inc., that operates educational and treatment services at two JCAHO accredited residential treatment centers for adolescents in the
Salt Lake City, Utah area under the names of Pine Ridge Academy and Youth Care. Aspen Youth Services provides education, treatment
and rehabilitation services to at-risk youth and their families in 38 programs in eight states.
ADMISSIONS CHANGE AT KING GEORGE SCHOOL
(December 7, 1999) Rebecca Plona, Director of Admissions at King George School, Sutton, Vermont, 800-218-5122, announced
Sarah Creel-Hake has joined the department as Rebecca’s new assistant, replacing Joyce Gammell who will be returning to her former
position as the administrative assistant for the school’s founder, Linda Houghton.
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