I taught Heather Hoff at Mace Kingsley in 6th grade for about 6 months.
Mace Kingsley at that time was started for kids mostly who Delphi refused to keep, or they didn't fit in there. Some were very "out ethics" kids, and the rest had gone kind of nuts being around these few "bad ones".
By the time I inherited the class, the class was totally out of control, with kids yelling and shooting spit balls during roll call, etc. I told Debbie I really thought the "Supervisor" had no clue of how to handle kids, so she hired me to help. I told him I was there to help, he packed up his things, and left that minute! Suddenly *I* had inherited the class.
So I told the kids, "Some of you are here to learn and I'll help you.Some of you are here just to cause trouble, and I ~~will~~route you out like flies. So make up your minds, as when *I* say "Start", I mean "Start!"
I called Roll call, and threw out about 6 kids in the first 10 minutes. (That may sound harsh, but you had to see what a zoo it had become!) From there things seemed to get better and better. Many parents called me thanking me that they Finally had their kids back.
One of the kids initially who was totally weird was Heather Hoff. She'd put scotch tape all over her face, every day. I remember daily going over to her and asking her to take it off, that she looked totally weird. We became closer as she got better.
Then I left, and on one 6-month Check for OT 7 this lovely blonde young woman came up with a Clip Board and said, "Hello". I remember saying, "I almost never forget a face, but I'm sorry, I don't recognize who you are".
She said, "I'm Heather Hoff".
What a delight to see her doing so well.
Then later, after I left and was reading the logs of Lisa...I saw that Heather was
one of the people watching her, and then was whisked out of the country.
If by any chance you read this Heather, I'm SO sorry your life ended up starting like this. What a tragedy for some young person, thinking they are doing what is right and good.
Secondly, having lived/helped/assisted with probably one of their biggest abuses, you no doubt have had many "Handles"...if they haven't done worse. I wouldn't put it past them.
I hope you get free.
You can always a-mail me.
I promise to keep it confidential.
Shame on you......all of you... for putting someone so young in such a position....and now continuing to support such a criminal organization. OT? My ass!