Unity Center for Behavioral Health
The Hospital School Program at Unity Center for Behavioral Health partners with patients and their families to stay connected to their schoolwork and to assist in a smooth transition back to school after discharge. The program has a relaxed environment where a majority of students feel comfortable and are engaged making progress on their school issues. The program has one teacher and one educational assistant working a year-round school year, serving approximately 700 students per year.
School Hours (M-F) — 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Early Release School Hours (Wednesday)--10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
School Office hours (M-F) — 8 am to 4 pm
Unity Center for Behavioral Health Hospital School Program follows Portland Public School District for emergency / weather closures. Please visit FlashAlert or consult your local television / radio station for emergency / weather closure information.
Meet the Unity Center for Behavioral Health Staff
Educational Assistant Unity Center for Behavioral Health
fax (503) 944-7621
Education: Bachelors of Science in Clinical/Counseling Psychology - Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah
Originally From: Sun Valley, Idaho
Background and Related Experience: Since graduating college and moving to Oregon in 2016, I have been gaining experience working with different populations. Some include, being a Skill Specialist for a young adult residential treatment home through Youth Villages, a Special Needs Nanny and Tutor, and most recently as a Global Mental Health Volunteer while living, working, providing mental health care, and teaching English in Colombo, Sri Lanka. I started my EA position for MESD in August 2018 at their Providence Willamette Falls Hospital School Program (HSP) site in their Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, and have now begun my second year with the HSP at Unity Center for Behavioral Health in theirs. This type of work is close to my heart, and I love getting to work with the students and team there each day!
Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy being outdoors and active as much as I can, whether it is snowboarding in the winter, or hiking and camping in the summer! I have a passion for art and creative projects, especially painting/drawing and throwing clay. I love traveling locally and abroad, and being able to go on any type of adventure as much as possible! But my favorite thing of all...is to spend time with my family, friends, partner, and of course, my amazing dog, Loki!
Hospital Teacher Unity Center for Behavioral Health
fax (503) 944-7621
Education: MSPED, Portland State University; B.S. Sociology, Cascade College
Teaching Experience: I began teaching and mentoring through the non-profit world about 13 years ago. After several adventures and seasons of my life, I was fully licensed in 2011 and was already working in high-level special education with Portland Public Schools. I received my Master’s in 2012 and began my work with Randall Children’s Hospital building the Hospital School Program in the Psychiatry Department.
Hobbies: Portland Timbers Football Club Supporter (Since ’11); Music Nerd (wussy rock, weird hip-hop, deep electronica, outlaw country)… louder the better; News Junkie (read the news everyday, watch too many current events documentaries); Food / Drink Explorer (scouring the city for the finest eats and watching the culture flourish)
Favorite Book: Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver & The Journey is the Destination by Eldon.
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