I was a special education teacher at Mingus Mountain Academy. I ended up leaving very quickly because I was being targeted by other staff that didn't approve of my philosophy that the girls were a symptom of their experiences and not the cause of their problems.
Mingus Mountain Academy uses a 7step intervention method for behavior management. This behavior management method sounds really good, and I believe if it was implemented the way it was intended, it would be awesome. The problem is there are staff that are using it to further traumatized the girls.
I believe in the mission of this institution, but there are some real problems in the way the organization is run.