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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Beth Black

I am the founder of Cherokee Creek Boys School, an accredited therapeutic boarding school for struggling middle school boys (ages 11-15) in Westminster, SC. We combine academics, therapy, personal enrichment activities and health and recreation into a healing program for boys and their families.
My background is marketing, training and communication with the Walt Disney company, non-profit management in community building and consulting in quality service management and communication. My greatest credential for starting a school was the painful and discouraging journey of parenting a struggling son and the hope and healing that occurred for him and our family when he attended a therapeutic boarding school.

Areas of Interest: 
Intgrated education,
project-based learning,
social and emotional learning,
Single gender education,
boys culture,
innovative education,
brain science,
imagination,
health and exercise,
values education,
Bowen Family Sysems,
cognitive behavioral therapy,
wilderness education,
environmental education,
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