Logan River Academy Creates New Position to Better Serve the Academic Needs of Students
Logan, Utah– Logan River Academy (LRA), a residential treatment center in Northern Utah, has been serving families for over twenty years and is excited to enhance that service with a newly created position: Special Education Director. This new position will allow Logan River Academy to provide a higher level of care in several ways. The Special Education Director will primarily work closely with students with Individual Education Plans (IEP) in order to help them be more successful in their academic endeavors. Additionally, the Special Education Director will act as a liaison for Logan River Academy to all of the school districts they work with throughout the country and provide an added level of support for both students and faculty. Logan River Academy is proud to welcome Hilary Wheeler, Ed.S as the new Special Education Director
Hilary has extensive experience in the world of special education. Prior to Logan River Academy, she worked for five years as the special education director for a school district in Idaho. In addition to teaching full-time, she earned a master’s degree in special education from Boise State University and a degree in educational administration from Northwest Nazarene University. “My previous position provided an opportunity where I was able to build a strong foundation in special education and an excellent understanding of what students needed both in and beyond the educational environment,” says Mrs. Wheeler. She is excited for this new opportunity to help kids on a larger, more profound basis. “Logan River is very different from a public school in that it offers so many more services and [those services] are available at any time they are needed. I am happy to be one of those services.” Previously, the tasks taken on by Mrs. Wheeler were performed by the special education teachers. With the creation of this new position, the special education teachers are now able to focus all of their time and energy on teaching, which will provide students with a better academic experience and an additional level of support in their schooling.
Unique resources like this new position allow Logan River Academy to excel in helping struggling teens succeed and overcome academic challenges in addition to social and mental issues. Unlike a normal high school, LRA has extensive experience in helping students with special needs and has spent years cultivating a culture of patience, understanding, and caring for each student who walks through their doors. “One of the things we do really well is the individualization that we have with students,” says Logan River Academy’s Academic Director, Kirk Farmer, “When a student comes in, we review that student and make sure that we have the appropriate schedule and then our teachers go to work to make sure they are providing the support they need in the classroom. We are excited to have Hilary on the team to help enhance that process.”
About Logan River Academy
Established in 2000, Logan River Academy has over 20 years of experience providing high-end therapeutic care for adolescents and young adults. Our goal is to help each student develop the necessary skills to live successful and fulfilling lives. We provide a sophisticated approach tailored to each students’ individual needs. Through the concerted efforts of the family, the treatment team, and an individualized treatment plan, we help our students down the path of developing lifelong healthy habits that will lead to their success and prosperity. For more information call (435) 755-8400 or visit our website at Loganriver.com.