Familiar Faces, New Partnership – Betsy Warren and Chesley Strowd Have Re-joined Forces
It had been almost two years since they last worked together, but it is a pleasure to announce that Betsy Warren and Chesley Strowd have re-joined forces at Sedona Sky Academy. Previously the two worked together off and on at a therapeutic boarding school since January 2003. Together, they have 40 years’ combined experience working in therapeutic programs.
Betsy Warren, who has helped create and served as director of various therapeutic boarding schools became Executive Director of Sedona Sky Academy almost two years ago and has undeniably helped create solidarity and cohesiveness with the amazing team of clinical, academic, and residential staff. Betsy’s extensive experience has gone a long way in shaping the mission and programming at Sedona Sky Academy.
Chesley Strowd’s background is in residential care, admissions and marketing at therapeutic programs and also as a therapist in both a therapeutic boarding school and in private practice. Chesley joined Betsy at SSA in a dual role as Marketing & Outreach Director and Certified Parent Coach just before the pandemic in early March as a way to combine her knowledge, experience and desire to reconnect with program and referring professionals.
Chesley shares, “When Betsy reached out to me about assisting with marketing efforts to spread the word about SSA’s attachment-based, relational clinical model, it only made sense! It’s a model that is truly relational versus behavioral, which is a must in working with our students who have experienced trauma or disrupted attachment. Betsy and I work well together and share a similar vision of excellence in therapeutic programs”. Betsy Warren, Executive Director says, “ I am incredibly excited about teaming up with Chesley once again. She is dedicated, professional and a joy to work with. It’s great to be reunited in our work”. The two are genuinely excited to be working together again in a whole new partnership with a dedicated and cohesive clinical, academic and residential team.
While the pre-pandemic plan was for Chesley and Betsy to travel together and reconnect with all of the amazing professionals who serve students and families, they’ve instead enjoyed hosting a multitude of Virtual Tours and Meetings with SSA’s Leadership Team. So far they’ve hosted roughly 30 educational consultant and parent virtual tours and meetings in the last few months, and continue to have many more scheduling to join them through this platform. Many consultants have reported being pleasantly surprised to hear about the wonderful and positive changes implemented at SSA.
The SSA team truly values the working relationships they’ve created with educational consultants and wilderness therapists all over the country and are expanding their outreach to those who may not be familiar with the Sedona Sky Academy of today.
For questions or to schedule a virtual meeting/tour with our team, please contact Chesley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-419-8137.
Sedona Sky Academy provides a relational-based model for trauma and attachment issues with the clinical sophistication of a Residential Treatment Center, the feel of a Therapeutic Boarding School and the academic rigor of a Traditional Boarding School, with the ability to also accommodate those with learning challenges.
SSA intentionally provides developmentally appropriate programming with both a Middle School Program for ages 11-14 and High School Program for ages 14-18. This emotionally safe and experiential approach targets the limbic system where trauma is stored and allows for deep healing resulting in positive connections and development of internal sources for resilience. SSA supports and empowers students and the entire family to reconnect and heal in this parallel process. Sedona Sky Academy holds Joint Commission Accreditation and is accredited by NIPSA and Cognia, is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health, is a full NATSAP member and SEVIS approved.