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Seasoned Professionals – Our Academic Team

Experienced, Skilled, and Trusted

Meet Our Academic Team

Janette Thompson, BS, MS- Academic Director

Janette Thompson, BS, MS- Academic Director

Janette obtained her bachelor’s degree in behavioral science with an emphasis in psychology from Utah Valley University and continued to earn her master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Phoenix. Janette has almost two decades in experience from working in residential and educational settings as a direct-care staff, live-in group home manager, residential supervisor, program director, teacher, and a school counselor.

Janette has also served on and chaired different boards and committees focused on ensuring quality care for adolescents who are placed outside their homes. She loves spending her spare time outdoors with her friends and family. Being passionate about traveling and experiencing different cultures, Janette has spent time in over thirty-five different countries throughout North and South America, Europe, and Africa for recreation and service opportunities.

Trevor Gorton, BS – Science, Mathematics, Music, and English

Trevor is a certified teacher with a BS in Secondary Education, endorsed in Theatre.  He has been in the performance world his entire life. He loves music and performing and has been a professional musician most of his life. He has worked in film, television, and recording as an engineer, actor, and performer. He has been teaching music and acting for the past 15 years.

Trevor has also been a tutor in Math, English, and Science. Trevor is finishing his bachelors and teaching certificate and training at Dixie State University. As the father of seven children(6 boys, 1 girl) he also has a love for children and teaching.  Trevor has been with ARA for over 4 years.

Jeff Rohwer, B.S. – Teacher – Social Studies, Personal Finance, Special Education

Jeff has spent 20 years in education. He taught special education for 17 years in Houston, Texas. There he ran an in-school behavior program and was an inclusion teacher for all academic subjects. Jeff taught Social Studies at Sunrise Residential Treatment in Hurricane, Utah for two years. There he taught World History, US History, Government, and Personal Finance. Jeff also worked at Redcliff Ascent Wilderness Therapy Program in Enterprise, Utah as a field staff.

Jeff has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University, with a minor in History. He has a Texas Teaching Certificate in Generic Special Education (K-12) and is currently working on getting his teaching certificate in Utah.

Jeff grew up in Fresno, California, but spent most of his life in Texas. He currently lives in Cedar City with his lovely wife and two stepsons. When he is not working, Jeff loves to read, watch football, and hike.

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