2 Boys Ranch Staff Members to Address National Conference

Staff to address CORE conference on childcare

BOYS RANCH, Texas – Two Boys Ranch staff members will share their expertise with the Coalition of Residential Excellence during the group’s annual conference October 12-14.

Suzanne Wright, vice president of training and intervention, will lead a session on recruiting, training and retaining houseparents, and Joshua Sprock, staff development coordinator, will speak on the topic of effective houseparent management.

The Coalition of Residential Excellence (CORE) is dedicated to promoting professionalism and best practice in the delivery of services to children and families.  Boys Ranch Chief Program Officer Michelle Maikoetter serves on the CORE board of directors.

“Boys Ranch strives to be one of the leaders in residential childcare,” Maikoetter said. “Being a part of CORE helps us to share our knowledge and experience while also learning from other exceptional organizations.”

The organization provides legislative advocacy, public awareness and the
representation of a united voice concerning the strengths and challenges associated with provision of residential family-like services.

Wright has been with Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch for 21 years, beginning as a homelife supervisor. She also has experience in Children’s Protective Services, residential care and psychiatric care.

She’s a licensed childcare administrator and a licensed social worker.

Sprock began work for Boys Ranch as a houseparent in 2005. He then worked as a campus life supervisor before accepting a role as a trainer five years ago.

He has earned a bachelor’s of science in education. Sprock is a master facilitator in the Satori Method of Managing Aggression, a Neurosequential Model Trainer and a licensed childcare administrator.

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