By Mary McPhail Gray
Taos is all about relationships. A great example of that occurred in recent months when TBH CEO Simon Torrez was called by former Taos School District administrator—Catherine Durand about starting some agency service in Albuquerque. Experienced in working collaboratively with TBH during her tenure here, Durand is now an administrator at the charter school Cien Aguas. She knew that we served students on site in the schools and was reminded of our service when a student enrolled in the Albuquerque school and had received services in Taos from TBH.
The CEO and the Board seriously considered the request and the TBH leadership team made a number of exploratory visits to Albuquerque. It was clear that there was interest and support for this idea in a number of charter schools. Behavioral Health services in the Albuquerque district were sorely lacking and the Board approved a pilot effort to begin in one or two schools. The pilot would study hiring, supervision, service coherence to TBH values, data entry quality and financial viability. [Read more…] about Taos Behavioral Health Begins a Pilot in Albuquerque