Life is an amazing journey! I always thought I would be a teacher and went to college to study elementary education. But, I got off track somewhere and “went corporate” and became an adult educator with a career as corporate trainer and seminar designer for Walt Disney World, owner of a marketing consulting firm, founder of a seminar company focused on women’s issues and director of a non-profit to fight drug abuse in youth.
Although each of these jobs gave me great insight and new skills, I humbly share that it was the challenge and anguish of raising a troubled son that has been my greatest education. After years of searching, working with educators and mental health professionals, my son found success at a therapeutic boarding school. And, the skills I acquired through this arduous journey led me back to my early passion for working with children…and the founding of Cherokee Creek Boys School, a therapeutic boarding school for struggling middle school boys. We embrace the Gurian model of education for our boys and have great success with our single gender program.
I love middle school boys and I especially love their parents. Raising and educating children in our current culture is difficult, at best. I look forward to speaking with parents, community leaders and educators about the many hopeful messages offered by Michael Gurian and the Gurian Institute