— A Learning Community —
The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
The Cherokee Creek Team of Boarding School Professionals
A significant component of ‘The Cherokee Creek Difference’ is the quality, variety and tenure of our team. And, we are proud of the quality of our team.
Our mission statement defines us as ‘A Learning Community’. Students, families and staff emphasize learning and growing while remaining firmly grounded in our character values of Truth, Wisdom, Love and Courage.
Our operational values of Safety, Quality, Creativity, and Fun guide the team in the important work we do with our students and their families.
Together, we share a deep-seated passion to create a better future for the boys, their families, our communities and the world.
Our team members bring a variety of experience and perspectives having grown up, lived and traveled around the world. We provide and support extensive training and are proud to say our employees value being part of the team … just take a look at their years of service at CCBS. Our backgrounds include: residential / therapeutic boarding school professionals, educators, counselors, outdoor recreation / adventure-based learning leaders, medical / psychological clinicians, and professionals from the business world.
Meet Our CCBS Team
Below are some of our talented staff members and when they joined our CCBS family! Click on their names to learn more about everyone!
|Beth and Ron Black
|Founders, Chairmen of the Board
|Shaler Black Cooper
|Senior Director of Marketing & Admissions
|Family Center Manager
|Human Resources and Compliance Manager
|RN | School Health & Safety Nurse
|Athletic Dir | Academics | Registrar | IT / Tech
|BOTO the Bear
|Greeter | Mascot | Ambassador of Possibilities
“I have worked at CCBS for over 7 years and have filled a variety of roles in my time here. It is obvious in every department that the students’ safety, growth and experience is the number one priority. The level of parent / family involvement is extensive and there is a myriad of opportunities for family engagement! It is a phenomenal place to work and the longevity of staff speaks to the wonderful community that has been fostered over the years!”
– Staff Member
|Teacher | English | Language Arts
|Teacher | Mathematics
|Teacher | Science
|Teacher | Social Studies
|CFC | Chief Feline Comforter
“My favorite thing about working at CCBS is that moment when the light comes on for a child, when they stop the struggle and are on the way to healing, it is a wonderful thing to witness.”
– Larry | Teacher | Social Studies
THERAPY / CLINICAL DEPARTMENT
“I enjoy being at CCBS and creating the intersection of therapy and wilderness again. I love being a part of a living therapy session in the woods or on the river, where I am doing more than sitting in a chair and listening, but actively engaging in real experiences and lasting change with these young men and their families.”
– Christy | Therapist
“Cherokee Creek is a wonderful school for boys who need a bit of help either with school, home life, or anything for that matter. CCBS can help with all that. With the loving and caring staff, students will love their experience from day one to grad date! It is truly a place where boys can be boys and be turned into nice and fine young men!”
– BW | Former Student