John Dewey Academy
Great Barrington, MA
Paul Ravenscraft

Proud to announce the addition of two integrative wellness positions

John Dewey Academy is proud to introduce Dr. Kathleen Friend, Integrative Psychiatrist. Dr. Friend has offices in Tucson, AZ (remote appts) and MA and is committed to JDA’s goals of Integrative Wellness for all students.  Dr. Friend is a cutting-edge child psychiatrist.  She shares the belief with John Dewey that psychiatric solutions require a mind, body, spirit system balance perspective.  What has resulted is her ability to often reduce or eliminate medications after an established period of team-based stabilization.

JDA is also excited to announce the creation of the intern position of Health and Wellness Coordinator.  Sophie Boka from Brooklyn, NY has begun the role. Sophie’s specialty is the planning and execution of organic farming and meal planning. Sophie knows the John Dewey model quite well as she is a former graduate! Sophie has spearheaded very complex urban farming and community outreach projects and is passionate about teaching teens healthy nutrition and organic farming.

“We are thrilled to have Sophie Boka and Dr. Friend join our team.  John Dewey is very fortunate to attract this type of talent from across the country.  Andrea Lein PhD. – Head of School

John Dewey Academy is a 30 bed, co-ed therapeutic boarding school located in the historic town of Great Barrington, MA. It has an unrivaled academic program with Masters and PhD level instruction and therapists, 100% college placement Length of stay is a minimum of 15 month and college process and placement is the outcome goal for all students. Psychiatric support is available. Tours are offered weekly.