Category: Urban Skills Center

The Board of Directors and the Leadership Team of TIEE welcome Mrs. Donna Adhoot, OTD, OTR/L, who has joined the staff of the COOK Education Center and Urban Skills Center to provide Occupational Therapy as required by student Individualized Education Plans. Donna received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California’s Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in 2008. To complete her degree, she conceptualized and implemented a 6-week program, called “Super Sibs,” which was an occupation-based support group for siblings

The combined PTG’s of COOK/Urban Skills Center, Children’s Workshop, and Mt. Helix Academy will jointly host the 2011 All-TIEE Gala at the beautiful Coronado Community Center. We will dance to the ‘Retro Rock and Roll’ of The Ideas, sip fine wines and dine on delicious treats provided by several fine local restaurants. “Elvis” and “Marilyn” to join in the entertainment!

Each year, the students of the Urban Skills Center sponsor a Gingerbread House Party for the younger children attending schools of The Institute for Effective Education. This year we will be celebrating our 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party at Urban Skills Center on Friday December 17th, starting at 10 a.m. At this event, Urban Skills Center students will present gingerbread houses all ready for decoration to students from COOK Education Center’s Foundations program and Children’s Workshop. The houses are created by Urban Skills Center

Students from Urban Skills Center and COOK Education Center’s Secondary Program have begun their annual tradition of volunteering as ushers for the school day performances of The Old Globe’s production of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. For the last five years, The Institute for Effective Education’s Vocational Education Department and The Old Globe Theater have partnered to provide students with a realistic experience as ushers at professional theatrical performances. Our students are given the responsibility of ushering groups of students, who attend various schools in

Three school administrators from the Netherlands recently toured the Urban Skills Center to learn more about the transition services provided by our schools. Our visitors all currently work at schools in Holland that serve students with learning and emotional disabilities. As they toured the Urban Skills Center, they commented positively regarding the value of the skills being taught to our students as well as the positive atmosphere of our school. The visitors interviewed several students who shared their success stories. Lisa spoke to them about