This is a  staff list for The Fenster School in Tucson, AZ

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

 

We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at The Fenster School.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at The Fenster School, you have the right to take action.

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by The Fenster School, please contact info@heal-online.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.This will help!†  Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.

 

Please donít place your loved one in The Fenster School and rescue them if they are there now. 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Don Saffer Headmaster Saffer no longer appears to work for this program.  (Retired)  Saffer is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm    Saffer solely held a "substitute teaching certificate" and was not a licensed educator/teacher in Arizona.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
Ed Arriaga Director of Academics/Dean Arriaga is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm  Arriaga is not a licensed educator in Arizona.  He has not held any license since 2002.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
Kay Dalton Registrar Dalton no longer appears to work for this program.  Dalton is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm  Dalton is not a licensed educator.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
Sonja Rosenberg Admin. Asst. HEAL did not perform a background search on Rosenberg as it would be unexpected for a clerical/administrative assistant to hold any professional licensure.
Margaret L. Andrews Admissions Director Andrews is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm  HEAL is in the process of verifying whether or not Andrews is a licensed educator in AZ.
Edward R. Arriaga II Librarian Arriaga is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm  Arriaga is not a licensed educator in Arizona.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
Felice Bonhard Admin. Asst. HEAL did not perform a background search on Bonhard as it would be unexpected for a clerical/administrative assistant to hold any professional licensure.
Gary Bonhard Dorm Parent Bonhard is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Amy R. Breck Visual Art Breck is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm  Breck solely holds a "substitute teaching certificate" in Arizona and only since 2009.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
Sherry Chastain Dorm Parent Chastain is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Aaron Ekstrom Dorm Parent Ekstrom is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Eric Eulberg Teacher Eulberg is a licensed educator in Arizona and has been since 2009.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
Harry "Terry" Jennings II Teacher Jennings is not a licensed educator in Arizona and has not been since 2006.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
John F. Jorgensen Dorm Parent Jorgensen is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm  Jorgensen reportedly no longer works for this program.
Ken E. Kral Teacher Kral is a licensed educator in Arizona and has been since 1991.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
Jaclyn Lee Dorm Parent Lee is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Charles L. MacCabe Teacher MacCabe solely holds a "substitute teaching certificate" in Arizona.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
Dana R. Mendoza Asst. Dean Mendoza is not a licensed educator in AZ.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
Paul R. Moskau Facilities Director Moskau is not a licensed mental health professional in AZ.  Source: http://azbbhe.us/verifications.htm
Christina L. Negrete Teacher Negrete is a licensed educator in Arizona and has been since 2010.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
Blaise A. Rastello Director of Technology HEAL did not perform a background search on Rastello as it would be unexpected for a technology director/website administrator to hold any professional licensure.
George S. Swope, Jr. Head of School Swope is not a licensed educator in AZ.  Source: e-mail from Arizona Department of Education.
Danielle J. Voogd Nurse Voogd is a licensed Registered Nurse and has been since 2006.  Source: http://www.azbn.gov/onlineverification.aspx
NoraZoe D. Woolridge Business Mgr. HEAL did not perform a background search on Woolridge as it would be unexpected for a business manager to hold any professional licensure.
Tony Tsang School Admin. HEAL has contacted the AZ Department of Education to verify whether this educator is licensed.
Barbara Berheim Academics Director HEAL has contacted the AZ Department of Education to verify whether this educator is licensed.
John Ray Teacher HEAL has contacted the AZ Department of Education to verify whether this educator is licensed.
Stuart Robinson Teacher HEAL has contacted the AZ Department of Education to verify whether this educator is licensed.
Richard Thompson Teacher HEAL has contacted the AZ Department of Education to verify whether this educator is licensed.
Peter Whittemore Teacher HEAL has contacted the AZ Department of Education to verify whether this educator is licensed.
     
     
     
OTHER OTHER There is no other information on staff at this school at this time.*
Survivor E-mail:
----- Original Message -----
From: [removed]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2009 5:48 PM
Subject: The Fenster School In Arizona

 
Hi-
I am a former fenster student.  I attended fenster when I was in my teenage years for about a year and it was the most traumatic experience I ever encountered.I was abused in more than one case for 6 months straight and ended up having to go through 2 1/2 years of therapy because of it. I luckily got the help that I needed from another boarding school which ended up saving my life and healing the wounds that fenster created.
Reported Suicide on Campus: Preston James Brower, May 17th, 2000 (Confirmed through secondary source here.)  Preston's suicide was reported by a former student by telephone to HEAL on February 23rd, 2012.  And, we confirmed at the site linked above.  We are working on gathering any additional information related to this death.  The counselor involved was reportedly fired.
The Fenster School is not a licensed behavioral health/residential facility.  Source: http://hsapps.azdhs.gov/ls/sod/SearchProv.aspx?type=BH  Arizona does not provide oversight nor regulate private schools.  "Under Arizona law (ARS 15-161), private schools are free to operate as they see fit without the supervision of state or local education authorities."  Source: http://www.azed.gov/private-schools/
External Site/Reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/fenster-boarding-school-tucson

 *(Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)

 Last Updated: November 18th, 2015

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