Telluride R-1 School District
The Telluride R-1 School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Taylor as the Drug and Alcohol Counselor for the Telluride Foundation Initiative grant, titled, Healthy Life Choices for San Miquel's Youth. The District was awarded a three-year grant for $150,000 from the Telluride Foundation to aggressively tackle the issue of substance abuse through prevention education and intervention services for youth.
Ms. Taylor will work with students in Norwood, Telluride and the Mountain School. Additional funding partners in the grant include Social Services, Mental Health and Law Enforcement. She will be a member of the Telluride School District's professional staff, and a participant in the region's community based prevention activities spearheaded by the Positive Alternative Team.
Sara Taylor is an experienced counselor who has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Boston College, and a Masters in Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. In California, Sara worked with adolescents at a residential treatment facility specializing in substance abuse and addiction issues. She relocated from the Bay area to Telluride last winter to instruct skiing.
Allan Gerstle, one of the sponsors of the grant, comments, "This new initiative has the possibility of positively impacting the lives of many of the kids and families in our region. We appreciate the generous support from the Telluride Foundation and its donors to move the agenda forward for substance abuse prevention and education."