Lon Woodbury, MA, IECA, CEP

Lon Woodbury, MA, IECA, CEP

Lon Woodbury MA, owner of Places for Struggling Teens (TM) and Woodbury Reports Inc. (TM), is a Certified Educational Planner (CEP) and a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).  He has worked with emotional growth, character education, and therapeutic schools and programs since 1984.  Prior to that, he taught in public schools and was involved in public policy while working for the US Senate and the Executive Office of the President.  His practice includes a referral service for parents and professionals, publication of the newsletter Places for Struggling Teens (TM) (print and online), and a directory of the residential schools and programs with the best reputations in the Parent Empowerment Handbook.  He can also be found at, on this Blog and on FaceBook and LinkedIn.  For information, call 208-267-5550 or email

Services we provide:

  • Personal consultations with parents (usually by phone) regarding possible placement of their child with problems.
  • Make available the Parent Empowerment Handbook (directory) – a 300+ page guide to the residential schools and programs that have the best reputations, as determined by an annual survey of professional independent educational consultants (updated each year).  Parents can rely on this handbook to avoid schools that are controversial or potentially poor quality.
  • Publication of the Woodbury Reports newsletter, both print and online at, containing news items, essays, and brief reviews of residential schools and programs in the network of private parent-choice schools and programs that work with struggling teens (also pre-teen and post-teen).  The website is designed to help parents find the information they need and want in doing their own research on schools and programs for possible placement.

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