Evolve Behavioral Services is Proud to Introduce Our New In-House School! Read Below to Learn More.
We serve students through a highly individualized classroom model that includes 1:1 or 1:2 student/staff ratios. Our classroom staff include special education teachers, general education teachers, behavior technicians and board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs).
This model allows us to address each student's specific needs, considering the wide range of functionality and uneven patterns of development typical of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. For example, we have students at or above grade level academically and students who need extra behavioral support to ready them for learning. Many of our students come to The Evolve School with challenging behaviors and we work with them to build alternative, appropriate replacement behaviors.
We work with families to identify goals that will help students be successful in our program. Our teaching focuses on all academic areas and frequent field trips are planned around classroom learning. We incorporate multiple group instruction opportunities, ensuring that our students can participate in observational learning in less restrictive settings, and engage in meaningful social activities.
23'-24' School Year
For the 2023-2024 school year, we will have 3 kindergarten classes and 1 1st/2nd grade classroom. The children will roll with us each year. Our program will continue through the eighth-grade year.
Admittance to the Evolve School is by doctor referral and on a case-by-case basis.
MEET THE TEACHERS
Samantha Good is a Certified Teacher. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wyoming in 2019. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Development from Capella University. Samantha has taught Kindergarten for four years. She enjoys traveling, being outside, spending time with family and friends and loves meeting new people! Samantha loves working with children and providing them with any support they need to be successful at everything they do with her kindness, knowledge and patience. She has a special interest in teaching social/emotional skills and communication skills to students that will foster a safe and positive classroom environment.
Renske Kinkaid is a general education teacher originally from the Netherlands. From a young age, Renske knew that her calling was to be an educator, and she pursued her dream by obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Renske's journey has taken her across continents, starting with teaching English at a middle school in the Netherlands. In 2019 she met her husband and decided to make Fruita her home. In Fruita, she embraced the opportunity to teach at a Waldorf school in the Valley, focusing on middle school students. Additionally, Renske has also served as an Early Childhood Educator in Auckland, New Zealand, further enriching her teaching experience. Working with children is more than a profession for Renske; it is her true passion. Witnessing the growth and success of her students brings her immense joy and fulfillment. Being a part of their journey and contributing to their development is a gift she cherishes deeply. Renske fosters creativity in her teaching. She infuses her lessons with artistic elements, be it through painting, drawing, or music, allowing her students to explore their imaginations while learning. Renske enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog, Odin along with rock climbing, hiking, skiing, and camping.