This is a  staff list for Shamrock Educational Alternatives in Newman Lake, WA

(a.k.a. Shamrock Acres, Shamrock Educational Academy)

(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 Shamrock Educational Alternative(s).  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Shamrock Educational Alternative(s), you have the right to take action.


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Shamrock Educational Alternative(s), please contact 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 Shamrock Educational Alternative(s) and rescue them if they are there now. 




Additional Information
Thomas E. Carter Owner/"Headmaster"  
Cathy Carter Owner/Founder  
Melanie Meagher Office Mgr.  
Kristen Floth Business Mgr.  
NO OTHER NAMES NO OTHER TITLES There is no additional information on staff at this location at this time.*
*(Shamrock Educational Alternative(s), like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
HEAL has multiple concerns about this program and they include the fact that children are denied telephone access and denied telephone calls with their families for at least the first 30 days in the program.  They are not allowed to write anyone other than family until after 3 months into the program.  And, they are not allowed even on-site visits by their parents until 6 months into the program.  The control of communications in this manner is a warning sign of an abusive behavior modification program.  Given that Shamrock claims on their website that all of these "privileges" (communicating with one's own parents included) are dependent on the "behavior" of the child as judged by the program, this is a serious concern.  This information was found on the website on October 15th, 2010. 
UPDATE: February 29th, 2020: This program is closed.  The website is gone.  The phone is disconnected.  A survivor also contacted us to inform us recently it had closed.


 Last Updated: February 29th, 2020

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