All Kinds of News for April 11, 2018
Alpine Academy would like to spotlight an extraordinary teacher, Denise Sagers, M. Ed.. In her 10 years teaching English at Alpine, Denise has had a tremendous impact on hundreds of students, those in her classes as well as any who meet her.
Denise started working at Alpine Academy in February of 2008 and has been extremely flexible in adapting to the needs of a growing school. These adaptations include, but are not limited to, getting a Special Education certificate to better serve students with IEP’s; becoming a certified librarian to manage the school library; and becoming an adjunct professor at Utah State University so she could teach English 1010 to Alpine seniors, allowing them to begin their college transcripts while still in high school.
Those who aren’t able to take her English or Creative Writing classes still get to enjoy the fun side of Denise as she takes every opportunity to dress up in the most creative costumes for spirit week, holidays, and other events she has planned. Denise is also a published author and many members of the Alpine team enjoy reading her novels.
Denise heads up the Alpine Academy swimming club. Students and staff members alike love her creativity, quirky sense of humor, and above all, her love and devotion for the students. Thank-you, Ms. Denise!
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.