David LePere of Cherokee Creek Attends 2010 IECA Conference

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David LePere, Executive Director of Cherokee Creek Boys School attends 2010 IECA Conference in Toronto, Ontario.

David LePere, Executive Director of Cherokee Creek Boys School, attends 2010 IECA Conference in Toronto, Ontario. The conference is hosted by the Independent Educational Consultants Association, a non-profit international professional association that represents full time experienced independent educational advisers. Attendees of the conference will include educational consultants, colleges/universities, therapeutic and behavioral schools and programs, as well as other therapeutic schools.

“We are excited about David’s attendance at this conference, and are excited to share success stories with fellow professionals in our industry. Cherokee Creek Boys School is a school that has witnessed a variety of boys with many developmental or behavioral issues come to discover a sense of hope and optimism for their future,” said Beth Black, Founder of Cherokee Creek.

The conference will allow David LePere to connect with other schools around the world and share what Cherokee Creek does to help their students. The topic of David’s presentation is “From Backpacks to Book Bags: A Model for Successful Transition between Wilderness Therapy and Therapeutic Boarding School.” The presentation includes a model for continuity of care that consists of communication strategies, a discussion on appropriate timing, and the elements of a mentoring program to create a seamless move...before, during and after the transition. The presentation will also include specific examples of how programs can help families make a successful program-to-program transition.

About Cherokee Creek

Cherokee Creek Boys School was established in 2003 and is located in Westminster, South Carolina. The all boys’ school is devoted to helping middle school students gain personal insight, reconnect with those powerful, loving, creative, and wise parts of themselves that have become hidden or lost. Cherokee Creek is accredited with the Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools since 2005.

About David LePere

David LePere is the Executive Director of Cherokee Creek Boys School in Westminster, SC. He has dedicated his 18-year professional career to therapeutic education, gaining a diversity of experience and leadership expertise as a teacher, team leader/primary counselor, wilderness guide and administrator. Since 2003, David has served as the School Director and Executive Director for therapeutic schools and a wilderness therapy program.

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