Ten Things We Wished We Had Known about Teaching before Changing Careers

(photo source) On Sunday, September 16th, Louise and I presented at Columbia’s chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for first meeting of the school year. Delta Kappa Gamma is an educational sorority for women educators – click here to read more about this organization.  We were asked to speak on the role of an educational consultant and ended up talking about … Read More

National Recovery Month

  If you type into Google, “September National Month” quite a few things pop up.  National Preparedness Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, College Savings Month, National Skin Care Month, even National Chicken and National Rice Month! But one cause stood out to us today,  National Recovery Month.  Our local paper, The State, posted an article entitled Addiction – recovery helps … Read More

The Big D = DENIAL and The Boiled Frog Analogy

Photo From Juesatta.com For many of the parents of children that come to our offices at The Price Group needing therapeutic placement, it is very hard to admit that their teen or young adult is totally out of control.  A term we like that comes from a book by John  McKinnon, M.D.,  called An Unchanged Mind is “global failure.”  What … Read More

Utah Trip: Day Five

Ashcreek Ranch Academy is a brand new program that has just opened its doors to serve adolescent males.  One of their goals is to make the right things easier and the wrong things difficult.  We enjoyed hearing about their program and having lunch with Darren Prince and his sister, Tammy. Be looking for a post on what is happening in … Read More

Utah Trip: Day Four

Our last full day in Utah started off in New Harmony at Kolob Canyon RTC.  Kolob is residential treatment center for 12 girls, ages 14 – 17.  The teachers here also teach at Moonridge Academy (below).  Horses are an important part of this program.  The therapy is relational based along with a great deal of recreational therapy.  The girls are always … Read More

Utah Trip: Day Three

Wednesday started off with another full day in the Provo area! We enjoyed our first visit of the day at Heritage School meeting with their admissions staff Susie & Chris since all of the other staff was off campus in training.  The students at Heritage live in single gender houses for students that are 12 – 18 years of age.  … Read More

Utah Trip: Day Two

It has been a beautiful day in Utah.  This morning we were greeted by a great view of sunshine and flowers at Daniels Academy.  Daniels Academy is a residential program for boys ages 13 to 18. It was so good to reconnect with Sean Haggarty, Caleb Coddle, and Justin Robinson. The typical Daniels Academy student is one who didn’t perform well in … Read More

Utah Trip: Day One

We had a great first day here in Utah.  Today we visited Waterfall Canyon Academy, Turning Point Centers and La Europa Academy.  Our first destination was Waterfall Canyon Academy in Ogden, Utah. Waterfall Canyon is a residential program for students that are cognitively impared and that are diagnosed with NLD or Asbergers. We enjoyed touring two of their homes and meeting so … Read More

Utah Trip: August 20 – 24

Here is a look at our upcoming schedule in Utah this week Monday -Waterfall Canyon Academy,  Turning Point Centers, La Europa Academy Tuesday – Daniels Academy, New Roads Treatment Center, Telos Residential Treatment Center, and dinner with Aspiro Wednesday – Heritage School, ScenicView Academy, Discovery Academy Thursday – Kolob Canyon RTC, Moonridge Academy, Mountain Springs Prep. Academy, and dinner with … Read More