The Heart of Guidance & Support
Our students live at the School and our program is year-round. So the student home and houseparents are at the core of each child’s stability and safety while they are here. Each child is cared for by a married houseparent couple who have child-care experience. Although houseparents provide guidance, support, and discipline, parents have lots of contact with their children, through phone calls, e-mail, and visits. Houseparents, teachers, and others all work together to keep you informed and in touch with your child. It’s a team effort and you will play a key role.
- Student homes are large homes with comfortable common areas for eating, doing homework, and relaxing.
- Nine to 13 students of the same gender and about the same age live in each home.
- Each child shares a bedroom with one or two other children.
- Students are responsible for chores such as vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, mowing the grass, doing laundry, and helping with cooking.
A staff of Home Life Directors and Administrators ensures that houseparents have access to the training, development, and support they need to nurture each child in their care consistently and effectively. The Home Life program is divided into three divisions:
SENIOR DIVISION - (717) 520-2901 / (717) 520-2603
Home Life Director - Tim Wasielewski
Home Life Associate Director - Mike Grimm
Home Life Administrators - DJ Hedrick, Lande Ndebele, Laura Perales, Mike Randolph, and Kelley Rusenko
Senior Administrative Secretaries – Kathy Hoch and Dawn Stewart-Keane
Home Life Professional Development, Associate Director - Anthony Cortes (717) 520-2412
Senior Administrative Secretary – Charlene Ferrick (717) 520-2064
Transitional Living, Associate Director - Jim Case (717) 520-2627
MIDDLE DIVISION - (717) 520-2402 / (717) 520-3080
Home Life Director - Phil Grimm
Home Life Associate Director - Sharon Hufford
Home Life Administrators - Lawrence Gaston, Shane Gray, Deb Newborn, Mic Stewart, and Mark Watt
Senior Administrative Secretaries – Francis Bernier and Candace Weimer
ELEMENTARY DIVISION - (717) 520-2410
Home Life Director - Robin Case
Home Life Associate Director - Tom Robinson
Home Life Administrators - Scott Fasick, Myron McCurdy, and Fonati Ward
Senior Administrative Secretaries – Wendy Fahnestock