All Kinds of News for August 07, 2019
Summit Achievement has promoted Liam Byrer to Academic Director, starting July 23. Summit's Academic Director oversees the academic department and works closely with students, families, consultants and schools to ensure that students are taking appropriate classes. Summit's unique hybrid model has participants attending a traditional academic setting three days a week and then venturing out on expedition four days a week.
Liam received his Bachelor's in Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire. He has worked, on and off, at Summit since 2013 in a variety of positions including Guide, Field Director, Teacher and Academic Director. Liam has a diverse educational background before Summit, including an outdoor educator, rope course manager, and summer camp counselor. He is a skilled outdoors person from ski patrolling at Wildcat Mountain to fly fishing the rivers of New Hampshire.
Liam is replacing Kristen Pilarcik, who has transitioned to a public school.
Summit Achievement wishes the best to outgoing Academic Director Kristen Pilarcik.
About Summit Achievement
Summit Achievement is, and always has been, guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice. Our outcome-focused program employs effective therapeutic and educational principles. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics and exciting wilderness expeditions, students experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated wilderness therapy program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.