Jules Bales, Board Member since 2015
Resident: 2755 New Hope Rd, Grants Pass
Employment: Boise Cascade, Purchasing Agent
Thomas Enright, Founding Board Member 2011
Resident: 5473 Rogue River Hwy, Gold Hill
Employment: Retired Business Owner, Automotive Repair Business
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Cecile Enright started her career in education in the 1990’s as first a parent volunteer and then as an instructional assistant and school bus driver. She was encouraged to return to school by a friend who was also the wife of the superintendent in the district where her children attended school. While working on her teaching degree she continued to work with students as a tutor for Eagle Point School District and a teacher for READ Institute a homeschool support alternative school.
After completing her degree and receiving her Oregon teaching license, she worked as a substitute teacher. Later she took a job teaching in the bush in Alaska. This is where she first thought about starting a charter school. She envisioned an educational partnership with parents that would personalize education so that all students could find success. In 2004, she first learned about Castle Rock in Crescent City, CA, where she learned about Patty Wills and the adventure began.
In 2010, Cecile approached Rogue River School District with the concept for this unique school. REACH opened in the fall 2011 with a cap of 100 students. Within a very short time, there were students on the waitlist. Currently, our enrollment is double and we continue to grow each year.