All Kinds of News for May 04, 2016
Leading residential treatment center, Elevations RTC, located in Syracuse, UT, introduces two new members of academic staff. Since opening in 2014, Elevations RTC has been committed to providing top notch academics to students.
Ernest Terrazas is one of two new teachers at Elevations RTC. Terrazas began teaching English at Elevations in early 2016. Raised in Utah, Terrazas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education and Foreign Language from Weber State University. He is currently licensed to teach Language Arts and enjoys teaching the subject as it pertains to real life situations and everyday activities.
“Ernest has easily transitioned into working with the team as well as with the students,” says Jen Capellen, Dean of Students at Elevations RTC. “We’re so excited to have him on board as a member of our growing academic team.”
When Terrazas is not teaching at Elevations, he enjoys spending time with his family, grilling, reading and writing short stories. He’s also an avid baseball and football fan.
Jonny Tanner, the new art teacher at Elevations RTC, holds an Art Education Degree from Brigham Young University, Idaho. “I am so ecstatic to be teaching art at Elevations RTC. Creation is one of the key purposes for the soul,” says Tanner. “Whatever way students create – whether it be writing, painting, gardening, dancing, cooking, singing, acting, inventing – it can improve their overall well-being.”
In his free time, Tanner works in his painting studio. His favorite mediums of art are mixed media painting and printmaking. When he’s not creating art, he loves to surf, ski, and skateboard.
“Jonny’s motto is ‘smile- pass it on’,” comments Capellen. “That perfectly depicts the kind of person and teacher Jonny is. He’s going to be a valuable member of our team at Elevations RTC.”
Elevations RTC is accredited by AdvancED/Northwest Accreditation Commission and is accredited as a Non-Public School with the California Department of Education. Elevations classrooms have a 9:1 student/teacher ratio. On- site SAT test administration and college/career planning services are other highlights of Elevations’ academic program.
One of the most unique aspects of Elevations RTC is a fully accredited college prep high school and unmatched academic integration. Elevations supports a subject-specific, normal high school experience with a whole-class instruction model that is very different from other adolescent treatment programs with similar levels of clinical care.
Elevations RTC is a unique residential treatment center that works with both young men and women ages 13 - 17. Elevations offers guidance, support and relief to young men and women struggling with issues like trauma, depression, mood disorders, behavioral problems, and substance abuse. Elevations RTC is located in Utah and provides specialized, clinically intensive programs to troubled teens. For more information, please contact Laura Burt or Tamra Foy at 1-866-952-7930.