All Kinds of News for November 07, 2018
This calander year has been an exciting one for the Montana Academy community. The year has been filled with programmatic and academic innovations allowing for a variety of new experiences for staff and students alike. Montana Academy also welcomed new additions to their staff team and now are proud to announce the appointment of Matt Keenan who has recently taken on the key role of Head of School.
Matt joined Montana Academy in 2013 in the context of Spanish teacher and also took on the role of Assistant Principal. Originally from Maryland, Matt spent his undergraduate years at James Madison University and holds a BA in Spanish and Literature. From there, Matt served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua from 2007-2009 before he obtatined his MEd in Curriculum & Instruction from Montana State University. Matt currently is a Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership and has completed various coursework in principalship and superintendency. Matt's experience beyound Montana Academy has found him in school systems developing after-school prgramming, working as an Emotional Support Specialist and he has been involved in Community Development abroad.
Matt has been an active member of Montana Academy's Leadership Team for over a year and is consistently active in the careful planning of all things happening from academics to program elements and in the clinical realm. He now leads the Leadership Team and his vision and enthusiasm are contagious. Matt's endless energy is a constant presence amongst staff, students and their families as his approach to leading the Academy is very much within the context of connection and relationship.
With this new appointment, Montana Academy is poised to continue to help adolescents and their families on their journey to wellness and the entire Academy is excited to continue its growth, innovation and sophistication.
About Montana Academy
Founded in 1997, Montana Academy is a coed, accredited, privately-owned therapeutic boarding school located in Northwest Montana. Unique in the nation, Montana Academy provides students a robust combination of clincal sophistication, an effective therapeutic program, and a challenging prep school all situated on a 500 acre Montana Ranch. Instead of limiting treatment to symptom relief, (pills or brief therapies), Montana Academy pursues a two-step diagnosis and dual treatment: (a) to identify and remove, insofaras possible, the obstacles to psychological development; and (b) to prod student to achieve new psychological milestones and so to restore the momentum of normal adolescent maturity.