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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,
health and exercise,
values education,
Bowen Family Sysems,
cognitive behavioral therapy,
wilderness education,
environmental education,
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