New Leaf Academy of Oregon All-Girls Therapeutic Boarding School Welcomes New Admissions Director

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Sarah Casson Rush joins New Leaf Academy of Oregon as admissions director to aid families and professionals.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to get more families, professionals and educational consultants aware of what New Leaf can do for struggling girls

New Leaf Academy of Oregon, a therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 10 to 14, recently appointed Sarah Casson Rush as its new admissions director to work with families and professionals seeking help for middle school-aged girls with behavioral, emotional and learning issues.

"I am looking forward to the opportunity to get more families, professionals and educational consultants aware of what New Leaf can do for struggling girls," said Casson Rush. "I'm even more excited about getting to know the students. Being on campus allows me to join groups, share meals and really build a rapport with the girls."

What has stood out most to Casson Rush about the boarding school is the loving, safe and home-like atmosphere at New Leaf Academy of Oregon, where kids get to be kids while attending school, participating in extracurricular activities, working with a therapist and honing their social skills.

As admissions director, Casson Rush will handle admissions calls, promote the academy, build a network in the industry and educate families about what they can do to help their daughters in a time of crisis.

"It's never easy for parents to place their little girls in a boarding school environment away from home," said Robbi O'Kelley, MSW, LCSW, CADCII, executive director at New Leaf Academy of Oregon. "Sarah's forte is being there for families at a time when they have enormous decisions to make. She goes to great lengths to make sure New Leaf is the right program for each family and to let parents and their daughters know there's someone out there that cares, not only when they admit their daughter but throughout every stage of the process."

"I want families to know I'm available to them whenever they need me," said Casson Rush. "Whether they have one question or 70 questions, I'm here to hold their hands during what can be a very difficult time."

New Leaf Academy of Oregon is a private boarding school for girls that specializes in meeting the developmental, social, emotional and academic needs of pre-adolescent and young adolescent girls. With individualized guidance from a staff of caring professionals experienced in working with pre-teen girls, New Leaf students start to define themselves, learn to have fun and improve their family relationships while fine-tuning the skills they need to successfully navigate adolescence. To learn more about New Leaf Academy of Oregon, call (877) 820-5050 or visit

New Leaf Academy of Oregon is a proud member of CRC Health Group, which offers the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral healthcare services in the nation. With the largest array of personalized treatment options, individuals, families and professionals can choose the most appropriate setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management and therapeutic education needs. CRC Health Group is deeply committed to making its services widely and easily available to those in need, while maintaining a passion for delivering the most advanced treatment available. For more information about CRC Health Group, visit or call (877) 637-6237.

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