Stone Mountain School, a therapeutic boardng school in North Carolina for boys with ADHD and language-based learning differences welcomes its new academic director, Bill Porter, MAEd.
Mr. Porter has set new goals to take the school to a higher level of excellence. He plans on including enhanced staff training and launching partnerships with national organizations such as NCLD (National Center for Learning Disabilities) and the LDI (Learning Disabilities Institute) to further their advocacy in helping young boys who have a hard time succeeding in mainstream schools.
"North Carolina has the highest percentage of ADHD-diagnosed male adolescents in the U.S., with roughly one in seven students struggling with ADHD or a learning disability, said Mr. Porter. At Stone Mountain, we have the opportunity not only to change lives but also the way our society approaches learning differences."
Mr. Porter has a master's degree in Education and an extensive experience in teaching. His experience in teaching is mainly with helping students and families who have unique needs. He also has experience with military service, has served as an archeological field technician in Oregon, and he was the former academic director of Wellspring Academy of the Carolinas.
Stone Mountain School is an accredited therapeutic boarding school for young boys with emotional, learning, and behavioral issues like ADD/ADHD, language-based learning disabilities, and NLDs (Nonverbal Learning Disorder). It serves boys who are aged 11 to 17 and is accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.