All Kinds of News for July 12, 2017
Sam currently serves at Alpine Academy as the full-time academic counselor. She has served in this role for the past 3 years and has done amazing work with Alpine students, not only making sure they are on track with the credits they need but also in making sure they are prepared for whatever their next step may be.
Sam started working at Alpine Academy 10 years ago as an Associate Family Teacher in one of the homes. In this role, Sam spent several years learning the ins and outs of the Teaching-Family Model and working daily with the students to help them learn and practice the social and emotional skills they would need to be successful. Through her hard work and dedication, Sam earned multiple certifications in the Teaching-Family Model and positively impacted the lives of many students.
At that point, Sam continued working for Alpine Academy's parent company, the Utah Youth Village, as an in-home family specialist and went back to school to complete her Masters Degree in School Counseling. In 2014 Sam returned to Alpine Academy as the full-time school counselor. In this role, Sam works with each student to review their current academic standing and arranges their schedule to make sure they get back on track for graduation. She also is certified to teach ACT prep and and puts in many hours helping get students ready for that test. Sam also teaches one of the Friday rotations, College and Career Readiness. In this class Sam spends time with Alpine students to get them thinking about their plan post-high school and making sure they know what is required to meet their goals.
Sam is also an avid fan of the great outdoors and accompanies the youth on many camping and hiking trips. In the past decade, Sam's passionate service has benefited the lives of hundreds of students at Alpine Academy.
About Alpine Academy
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.