It is with deep regrets that we inform you that Northwest
Academy School Director Lori Rist has tendered her resignation.
In her nearly 20 years with CEDU, Loriís leadership, dedication,
and commitment has been unparalleled and she will certainly
An opportunity presented itself to Lori for the chance to
live out a dream and she has chosen to follow this new path.
Lori will be leaving Northwest Academy to work with Snowmass
Alpacas in Sandpoint, Idaho, one of the nationís leading
alpaca ranches with a herd of more than 600 alpacas. Raising
and showing alpacas, an animal that is a relative of the
llama and camel and raised for their long, lustrous wool,
has been a passion of Loriís for nine years. Loriís own herd
of alpacas has received national recognition. She is also
president of the Pacific Northwest Alpaca Association.
Lori began working with CEDU High School in 1984 and has
been at Northwest Academy since 1998. We have benefited greatly
from her leadership during her tenure with CEDU and want
to highlight some of her accomplishments:
- She was a valuable member of the team that started Boulder
- Lori worked to create a unique signature for Northwest
Academy that meets the needs of families who are not being
served by other emotional growth boarding schools.
- She created a safe environment where students recognize
the value they receive. This is evidenced by the number of
students who choose to remain at Northwest Academy following
their 18th birthday and often after completing their requirements
for a high school diploma.
Dr. Roger Rinn, CEDU Education Vice President of Idaho Operations,
will acts as interim director until a permanent replacement
is found. Efforts will commence immediately to recruit a
new school director.
Loriís last day will be March 19th. Please join us in wishing
her the best in her new endeavors. As always, we encourage
you to let us know whenever we can serve you better or when
we exceed your expectations, which is always our goal. Thank
you for your continuing support. CEDU Education looks forward
to continuing its work in partnership with you in the care
and education of children.
Chief Executive Officer
Roger C. Rinn
Vice President of Idaho Operations