Charlottesville, VA, September 25, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Suspensions, detentions, and other school-based disciplinary measures have been a hot topic following the passing of Governor Ralph Northam’s controversial bill to enact statewide reform for school discipline.
In a 2016 article published in The Daily Progress, Michael Bragg indicates that Virginia schools doled out 126,000 out of school suspensions to over 70,000 students during the academic school year. The article highlights suspensions given out by districts in Central Virginia as being noticeably high compared to districts in other parts of the state.
Local veteran teacher, Dr. Dolores Carr saw a way to help students who are most at risk of academic failure, dropping out of school or having a negative encounter with the justice system, due to repeated disciplinary issues. The Education Transformation Centre will open its doors to its first students this Fall.
Born from a shortage in alternative education schools and program for at-risk students, the Education Transformation Centre will offer interactive activities, soft skills development, and passion identification. Education Transformation Centre will deliver group and individual therapy with the goal of reconnecting the student back into a traditional classroom setting after 6 weeks.
Founder & Educator, Dr. Dolores Carr has taught in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and Fluvanna County Schools districts over the past 30 years. Inspired by some of the observations she uncovered while studying for her Doctorate in Education, Dr. Carr sought to make a career pivot, and dedicate her efforts towards helping the region’s most vulnerable students by equipping them with the tools and skill sets required for personal and career success.
Dr. Carr states that one of her life’s mantras is “I am not responsible for my beginning in life, but I am responsible for my ending.” Through the Education Transformation Centre, Dr. Carr hopes to create generations of happy endings for some of Central Virginia’s most at-risk students.
Education Transformation Centre will be housed in the Yancey Community Center, located at 7625 Porters Road, Esmont, Virginia and will welcome its first students in October 2018. You may donate to Education Transformation Centre through their GoFundMe campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/help-etc-open-its-doors-this-fall
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