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Dr Drag moved on, Tom Wilcox arrives
« on: July 07, 2006, 09:47:00 PM »
Guess Dr. Drag had enough, eh?  that didn't take long, did it? Wonder how long Tom will last - took a while to find someone, didn't it?

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News From Mission Mountain School

Colleen Harrington
Assistant School Head
406-754-2580
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May, 2006

Colleen Harrington, Assistant School Head announced some developments that have occurred at Mission Mountain School within the past several months. MMS is delighted and excited to announce its re-accreditation from the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools in November.

The PNAIS Evaluation Team commended Mission Mountain School for several things, including: Creating an intentional, healing community that provides both care and structure for the students; The consistent and powerful commitment to introspection and evaluation of the program in order to best serve the needs of their student population; and the thoughtful articulation, understanding and implementation of the school's vision and philosophy. This was the result of a culmination of a year long self-study process. In March, Colleen, John Mercer, School Head and four staff members took a group of students for an extended trip to Death Valley National Park. This was a fun and exciting trip they may elect to do on an annual basis. Regarding personnel, they are pleased to announce that Tim Wilcox, PhD is the new Clinical Director. Tim brings over 20 years of experience and enthusiasm to his position. They also underwent a variety of staff changes at the end of last year and now have some new people on board to help them carry out their mission and vision. And last, they have decided to return to their "roots" which means MMS will keep its population closer to 32 rather than 40. This is the number for which their campus is actually designed, and they believe this will allow them to provide a better service to their students and families.
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Dr Drag moved on, Tom Wilcox arrives
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 03:45:00 PM »
More individual attention is all those poor girls need!
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 11:30:12 PM »
"They also underwent a variety of staff changes at the end of last year and now have some new people on board to help them carry out their mission and vision"

Does this surprise anyone...classic MMS

Staff turnover..."oh it must be because the staff have their own issues and can't handle being at the school."

Crazy, classic shit.  I love it.  Let us all remember the constant...Mr. Mercer.

People don't leave because they can't handle the girls, they leave because they love them, and can no longer stand Johns treatment/mistreatment. You're fucked if you're a staff and you have an opinion, let's face it.  Even poor Gary  wasn't aloud to say a word.  

We'll see they same article in a year.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2006, 01:10:38 AM »
w/o a doubt!  same sh-t different year.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007, 04:34:39 AM »
Again, I'm sad to hear the bashing.  The staff did change because they couldn't take John.  I won't lie.  But John has changed his ways.  He still takes charge of situations, but he tries to let other people come up with ideas as well.  

And for anyone who knew them, the staff who left in 2005 were:
Russell Parks, Zoe Miller, Doug McBroom, and in March, 06, my therapist, Richard Drag.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2007, 08:05:47 PM »
My experience both as a student, as well as a staff member are just that...my experience.  It's not bashing when it's true.  I am clear about the things that did and did not go on at MMS during my contact from 93' all the way until 99'.  I have had no greater sadness then when I realized that the lessons taught to me as a student were not applicable to me as a staff member of MMS.  Cutting my ties with that place was a horrible experience.  I believed in MMS, their mission, their vision, etc... I really did.  I'm so glad others have had excellent experiences there.  Mine however was not.  But it is my experience.  If anyone ever contacts me or my family regarding the school, they will not choose to send their daughters there.
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007, 10:44:26 AM »
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but he tries to let other people come up with ideas as well.
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heh.  oh so glad he 'tries' to let skilled clinicians and people who know wtf they are doing to do their job.

I mean, come on, you've got to be kidding. MMS is John Mercer.  that's his own little kingdom, for King Mercer. we all know that.  W/o John, and w/ over site, etc. MMS could actually be quite useful for SHORT TERM residential care.  W/ John there, forget it.  He should simply should not be around kids, plain as day.

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