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Academic Director 

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Alice Shapiro, MA, has been an educator since 1986 and working with young adults in residential transitional treatment since 2003. She is a licensed regular and Special Education teacher in Oregon and is also a trained Solution Focused Life Coach. Her passions are helping students discover their strengths and gifts, encouraging them to work with their learning challenges instead of against them and to define success for themselves and celebrate when they succeed!


Alice is very involved in the larger Bend community and assists students in making positive connections with various organizations. Alice earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at University of Maryland and a Master of Art in Teaching degree at Kent State University. Alice brings diverse life experiences to her work with the students, having worked as a Supported Employment Specialist, Chef, Board Officer with NPO organizations and Marketing Specialist.


She is the mother of a blended family with 7 children and new Grandma. She is truly proud to be a part of the Cascade Crest Transitions team.

Alice's dog, Dakota, is a beloved member of our Canine Clinical Team.

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