Stone Mountain School for Boys with Learning Differences Welcomes New Executive Director

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Jake Weld, M.Ed., becomes head of school at Stone Mountain School for boys with ADHD and learning differences.

I’m fully committed to maintaining the tradition of excellence that has made Stone Mountain School the leading therapeutic boarding school for boys with learning differences.

Jake Weld, M.Ed., has been promoted to the position of executive director of Stone Mountain School, a therapeutic boarding school for boys with ADHD and learning differences.

Though new to the role of executive director, Mr. Weld is a familiar face at Stone Mountain School. For the past year, he has made a profound impact as the school’s academic director and now brings his expertise and leadership to the position of executive director.

Mr. Weld has over fifteen years of experience in various educational settings, including wilderness, experiential, therapeutic, conventional and residential programs. He is a credentialed teacher with a master’s degree in Education. Prior to joining Stone Mountain School, Mr. Weld served as the dean of academics for an independent boarding school in Northern California and academic director for Talisman Programs.

“Moving into this new role gives me the opportunity to work more closely with a truly incredible team,” said Mr. Weld. “I believe whole-heartedly in the school and the work we do, and I’m fully committed to maintaining the tradition of excellence that has made Stone Mountain School the leading therapeutic boarding school for boys with learning differences.”

A proven leader with boundless enthusiasm for helping youth achieve their maximum potential, Mr. Weld strives to meet and exceed the expectations of students and their families. In addition to helping families heal, the Stone Mountain team provides teenage boys with a world-class LD education in a therapeutically supportive environment.

“This is an exciting time at Stone Mountain School,” said Mr. Weld. “We are a stable school with an experienced staff and a healthy student population, and I am excited to build on the strong foundation that has been in place here for many years.”

About Stone Mountain School

Stone Mountain School is a SACS-accredited, year-round therapeutic boarding school for boys ages 11-17 with emotional, behavioral and learning issues such as ADD, ADHD and nonverbal learning disorder (NLD). Set in beautiful western North Carolina, the school blends outdoor adventure trips, a nationally standardized academic curriculum, and weekly individual and group therapy to help students achieve academic and personal success. Since 1990, Stone Mountain School has helped boys build their confidence, strengthen their relationships and take charge of their futures.

Stone Mountain School is a program of Aspen Education Group, the nation’s leading provider of therapeutic education programs for struggling or underachieving young people. Aspen’s services range from short-term intervention programs to residential treatment, and include a variety of therapeutic settings such as boarding schools, outdoor behavioral health programs and special needs summer camps, allowing professionals and families the opportunity to choose the best setting to meet a student’s unique academic and emotional needs.

Aspen Education Group is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. For over two decades, CRC Health has been achieving successful outcomes for individuals and families.

For more information, please call (866) 515-5202 or visit Stone Mountain School.

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