All Kinds of News for October 05, 2016
Alpine Academy recognizes the importance of teamwork, collaboration and consistency in the treatment process. A large factor in creating great teamwork is having a stable team without frequent turnover. This is one of the many reasons Alpine is fortunate to have such a wonderful Academic team.
This month Alpine celebrates the 10 year work anniversary of the English and Drama teacher, Ms. Bev Thompson. Alpine also celebrates the 5 year work anniversary of the History teacher, Mr. Andrew Fish. The average tenure of Alpine’s Academic team is 7.5 years, while half of the Academic team, like Ms. Bev, has been with Alpine Academy for 9 or more years!
Alpine Academy attributes this extraordinary longevity to the incredible “mission-minded” people that see this opportunity as much more than a job. The goal at Alpine Academy is to create lasting change in the lives of students, and their families. The Academic team fully embodies this mission by constantly searching for ways to be more involved in the treatment process, such as communicating daily with the Residential and Clinical teams about student attitudes, effort and behavior to ensure collaboration and minimize manipulation.
The students love and appreciate the teachers just as much as the rest of the team.
About Ms. Bev the students say:
“I love her enthusiasm and devotion.”
“She cares about me.”
“She wants me to succeed.”
“She goes out of her way for her students.”
Regarding Mr. Andrew the students say:
“He is super-knowledgeable.”
“I love his dry sense of humor.”
“He is so passionate about what he does.”
“I love that his is straight-up and honest.”
Alpine Academy recognizes and honors Bev and Andrew, and all of the other wonderful teachers at the program.
Alpine Academy is a licensed Residential Treatment Center for girls ages 12-18 located in Utah. Students struggle with emotional disturbances that are severe enough to prevent them from going to school successfully. Alpine is a fully accredited school with dual-endorsed teachers at the front of every classroom. Therapy is built into the school day. It is a nationally certified Teaching Family Model treatment program. The students live in homes with married couples, Family Teachers.