All Kinds of News for January 06, 2016
It is time for the proverbial torch to be passed to Rick Bulger, who has worked at Valley View School for over 23 years (beginning as a supervisor on the residential shift). In 2003, he earned his MSW from Boston College and moved from the direct care of students to more administrative duties, including overseeing the residential and academic programs, working with families and referral sources, admissions and working with Valley View School (VVS) Founder Dr. Phil Spiva as the Associate Director on the direction of the program as a whole. As such, he is well qualified and prepared to take on the position of Executive Director of VVS and will also continue as the Director of Admissions. While our philosophy and mission have not changed, making additions and changes to the work one does keeps it relevant and productive and Rick has already made moves towards making Valley View School a better and more effective place for adolescent boys and their families.
Dr. Spiva has shifted his role after 45 years of Valley View's Director to that of Director Emeritus, which will allow him to maintain a connection to the work he has always enjoyed. Dr. Spiva endured the rigor of obtaining a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, later backed by a diploma from the American Board of Professional Psychology and Fellow Membership in Academy of Clinical Psychology.
The philosophy of Valley View, which has remained consistent, was founded on a legitimate, professional and credentialed foundation. There is evidence that we have positively affected the lives of countless youngsters over 45 years. We have received numerous letters from former students, parents and referring professionals over the years validating the successes of our work. For any process to work, it takes committed and experienced individuals working within an effective program to provide youngsters and families with the understanding and tools needed to facilitate the most effective level of functioning within the family and the world around them.
Please join us in congratulating Rick on his new position! He may be reached at 508-867-6505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Valley View School is a small, therapeutic boarding school serving boys in grades 6-12 since 1970. Our campus is situated on 215 acres of forests and rolling hills in the heart of New England just 75 miles outside of Boston. Valley View is a therapeutic community fostering the growth of our students through a well-developed, integrative program where supportive interventions and high expectations are balanced to create a structured and supportive learning environment. www.valleyviewschool.org