Aug: Incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the State of California with the name Children’s Workshop. Incorporating Board members were John Stephens, Patricia Green, and Anne McCue. The specific and primary purpose of the organization was “to provide for and assist with the development and training of handicapped children.”
At the first meeting of the Board of Directors, on August 7, 1972, the incorporating Board members resigned and the following individuals were elected to the Board: Judith Panton, Alan Panton, and Judith Cohen. Judith Panton was elected President and Judith Cohen was elected Secretary/Treasurer.
248 Nutmeg Street in San Diego was identified as the Principal Office of the Corporation, and it was the main site of the school, then called Children’s Workshop.
Sep: The organization leased a second site at 2744 Second Avenue in San Diego to be used for additional classrooms.
Nov: Alan Panton resigned his membership on the Board of Directors and Ralph E. Shrock was elected to the Board. The fictitious name “Development Treatment Center” was duly published.
Jan: Ralph E. Shrock resigned his Board membership and Lester Cohen was elected to the Board.
Oct: Judith Panton resigned her Board membership and Marilyn Rummelhart, Ph.D. was elected to the Board.
Aug: The Program of Extra-Curricular Educational Resources (PEER) was initiated.
Feb: Ken Traupmann, Ph.D. was retained as Clinical Director to provide training and support for classroom behavior management.
Jun: Classrooms in the basement of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, located at 6th Avenue and Nutmeg Street in San Diego were leased and prepared.
Aug: Marilyn Rummelhart, Ph.D. and Judy Cohen resigned Board membership and Doris Durrell, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychology at the University of San Diego, and Laura Martin, Ph.D., of the Laboratory for Comparative Human Cognition at the University of California San Diego, were elected to the Board.
Sep: Suzanne Fitch was hired by the organization as a school counselor.
Jan: Ken Traupmann, Ph.D. was promoted to Executive Director and Judy Cohen took on consulting responsibilities for the organization’s development.
Aug: Laura Martin, Ph.D. resigned from the Board.
Mar: Luis Moll, Ph.D., of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition at the University of California San Diego, was elected to Board. Notice was given by St. Paul’s that classroom space in its facility would no longer be available. The search for a second site led to a lease on property located on Federal Blvd. in San Diego, which became the Urban Skills Center.
Jun: Children’s Workshop purchased the property at 248 Nutmeg Street, which it had been leasing from the Panton-Cohen partnership.
Sep: The organization opened the Urban Skills Center, serving a preschool and an adolescent population. Suzanne Fitch was appointed as Director.
Mar: Lester Cohen resigned from the Board and Richard Schnetzer, of the non-profit consulting firm of R.C.Schnetzer & Associates, was elected to the Board. The organization’s financial activity for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1984, was audited, the first independent audit of financial activity in the organization’s history.
Jan: Doris Durrell, Ph.D. resigned from the Board of Directors.
Feb: King Golden, J.D., a private practice attorney, and Lynne Lasry, J.D., then of the partnership Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves &Savitch, were elected to the Board of Directors.
Jul: The Board of Directors approved the expansion of the Urban Skills Center to space across Federal Blvd. for the purpose of providing education to adolescents with moderate intellectual disabilities. Ken Traupmann, Ph.D., began a two-year term as President of the California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES).
Nov: Kathy Madigan was hired as Director of Curriculum and Professional Training. The first Master Workshop was held at University of San Diego facilities led by Richard Foxx, Ph.D.
Feb: The organization teamed with Gary Myerson, Joanne Murphy and other members of the Poway School District to hold the Precision Teaching conference at the Hyatt hotel.
Feb: Lynne Lasry, J.D., resigned from the Board of Directors.
Jun: Pat Cegelka, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department of Special Education at San Diego State University, and John Woods, Ph.D., Vice-Chancellor of Facilities Management at the University of California San Diego, were elected to the Board of Directors.
Aug: Board approved changing the name of the organization from “Children’s Workshop” to “The Institute for Effective Education.” The acronym “TIEE” began to be used to refer to the organization.
May: Barbara Lounsbury, M.D., a pediatrician for the Kaiser Permanente organization, was elected to the Board of Directors.
Aug: The 4055 Camino del Rio South property in San Diego was acquired by the organization for $1.5 million.
Oct: The architectural firm of Martin & Downs was retained to design improvements to the organization’s newly acquired site at 4055 Camino Del Rio South.
Jan: TIEE entered into a four-year joint venture with San Diego City Schools and San Diego State University’s Department of Special Education to provide long-term training of teacher interns who, subsequent to training, would teach in San Diego City School’s special day classes for students with severe emotional and behavior problems.
Sep: Suzanne Fitch, Ed.D., was appointed Director of Schools. Alan Snyder, J.D., Professor of Law and the University of San Diego, was elected to the Board of Directors. California State Department of Education certified the use of TIEE’s facility at 4055 Camino Del Rio South as a non-public school.
Oct: Barbara Lounsbury resigned from Board of Directors.
Nov: Kathy Madigan resigned position as Director of Professional Training and Curriculum Development. Sandra Daley, M.D., Assistant Dean of the University of California San Diego Medical School, was elected to the Board of Directors.
May: Retired U.S. Navy Captain, Todd Barthold, was hired as Management Team Coordinator.
Oct: The organization’s Board of Directors approved the organization’s first formal Mission Statement.
Jan: The Center for Behavioral Pediatrics opened at the Nutmeg Street facility with Barbara Lounsbury, M.D., as Director.
Jun: Coleman Preparatory School was purchased by TIEE from the Coleman Foundation. Barbara Moulaison, M.A., was appointed Director of Coleman Preparatory School. Ken Traupmann, Ph.D. was awarded Administrator of the Year by the San Diego Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Jul: Ken Traupmann, Ph.D. was awarded Association for Direct Instruction Administrator of the Year.
Oct: $125 thousand was gifted to TIEE from Marjorie Cook resulting in the organization’s site at 4055 Camino Del Rio South being named the COOK Education Center.
Jun: Urban Skills Center moved to newly leased space at 2225 Camino Del Rio South in San Diego. Coleman Preparatory School became a K-8 school.
Jul: Suzanne Fitch, Ed.D. began a two-year term as President of the California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES).
Aug: Carol Nielsen was awarded Association for Direct Instruction’s Teacher of the Year.
Dec: ABC’s “20-20” News magazine with John Stossel filmed an interview with Zig Engelmann at Coleman Preparatory School’s kindergarten.
Dec: TIEE entered into a shared parking lease with National University at 4055 Camino Del Rio South.
Jul: TIEE contracted with St. Paul’s Child Care Center to provide infant and child care for the children of its staff members. TIEE closed its Infant and Child Care Center.
Dec: Manuel Oncina was retained to devise an upgrade plan for the exterior of the organization’s facility at 4055 Camino Del Rio South.
Mar: The Center for Childhood Behavior Problems (formerly Center for Behavioral Pediatrics) moved to 2225 Camino Del Rio South.
Aug: Shade structure and patio was erected at 4055 Camino Del Rio South.
May: Sue Rion, TIEE’s bookkeeper for over 20 years resigned. Todd Barthold, TIEE’s Business Manager, died of cancer.
Jul: Trish Glynn was appointed TIEE’s HR Manager and Head Bookkeeper; Suzanne Fitch, Ed.D., was appointed Executive Director of Programs and Personnel; and Ken Traupmann, Ph.D., was appointed CEO and Executive Director of Resources, Policy, and Planning.
Sep: Susan Kellett was hired as Director of Special Education.
Apr: The organization acquired the facilities at 2255 Camino Del Rio South in San Diego for $2.95 million. The organization contracted with the architect, Larry Pappas, to provide plans for improvement of the newly acquired site at 2255 Camino Del Rio South.
Sep: TIEE’s business office moved from 248 Nutmeg Street to 2255 Camino Del Rio South, 3rd floor.
Mar: Renovation of the interior of 4055 Camino Del Rio South was undertaken.
Apr: The Adolescent Program, Elementary Program, and Community Living Program moved to 2255 Camino Del Rio South and Children’s Workshop moved to 4055 Camino Del Rio South. The Young Person’s Annex was established to serve adolescents with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities.
Jul: Summer camp for Children’s Workshop students opened.
Sep: Gina Green, Ph.D., joined staff as Director of Professional Training and Research.
Apr: Coleman Preparatory School received NPS certification for its AIM HIGH program.
Jul: The organization leased property at 5955 Severin Drive for Coleman Preparatory School.
Aug: Gina Green, Ph.D. resigned from the staff of TIEE.
Sep: Mary Taylor, M.Ed., was appointed Director of Professional Training.
May: Mt. Helix Academy moved to the newly acquired Severin Drive campus in La Mesa, CA, and changed its name from Coleman Preparatory School.
Oct: Mt. Helix Academy obtained WASC approval for six years, the longest term of approval granted by the Association.
Jan: McCollum trust granted TIEE $250 thousand.
May: Mike Hanlon received “Teachers Are Heros” award.
Oct: The Center for Behavioral Pediatrics was closed.
Dec: Mt Helix Academy playground was completed.
Jul: The Association for Direct Instruction granted its “Excellence in Education” award to Barbara Moulaison, Director of Mt. Helix Academy.
Sep: Hillary Whiteside was promoted to Director of Children’s Workshop.
Aug: 2255 Camino Del Rio South parking lot was altered to a combination parking lot and park-like playground.
Jan 2008: Mike Collins was named Assistant Director of Mt. Helix Academy.
Jul: The Association for Direct Instruction’s “Excellence in Education” award was granted to Mike Hanlon, Mt. Helix Academy kindergarten teacher.
Jul: Board of Directors approved TIEE’s new, more specific and more meaningful Mission Statement.
Aug: 4055 Camino Del Rio South parking lot was altered to a park-like playground.
Sep: Mary Taylor was named Director of Urban Skills Center, which was re-organized to include TIEE’s Vocational Services, coordinated by Sheryl Bobroff.
Dec: Jose Luis Alvarado, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at San Diego State University, was elected to the Board of Directors.
Apr: Suzanne Fitch, Ed.D. was awarded “Most Influential Faculty” by Department of Special Education at San Diego State University. Suzanne Fitch, Ed.D., and Ken Traupmann, Ph.D., along with the staff of TIEE received the Ernie Wing award for sustaining data-based education.
The lease on additional space at 5925 Severin Drive was secured for Mt. Helix Academy Middle School.
Sep: COOK Education Center was reorganized as two programs, including Foundations for elementary and middle school students, and the Secondary program for all students of secondary age. TIEE negotiated a 10-year lease extension for site of Mt. Helix Academy.