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Founded by Dan and Melodee Loshbaugh, Ed.D and their son, Gabe Loshbaugh, in 2004, Brock’s Academy (formerly Northwest Educational Services and Northwest Academy) arose from their desire to help students recover their love for learning. Dr. Mel believes children are born with an inherent passion for learning, and that it is our job to help them cultivate this passion as they stretch towards their full potential. Our organizational mission ensures that students who aren’t getting their needs met educationally are provided the best resources and expertise to put them back at the center of their educational experience.

In 2011, the Loshbaughs decided it was time for a name change. The name Brock’s Academy was chosen to honor the memory of Brock Loshbaugh who died in 2002 at the age of 22. To learn more visit “The Brock Loshbaugh Act” The name is, as they put it,“our way of keeping his love for learning and continual pursuit of knowledge alive.”

Dr Melodee Loshbaugh
Melodee Loshbaugh, EdD – Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Loshbaugh has been an educator for many years. She started her work as an elementary classroom teacher and since that time has taught at the junior high and college level. In pursuit of answers to questions Dr. Loshbaugh had regarding why certain kids were struggling in school, having difficulty learning to read and/or sit still, she began her pursuit of study that includes the following degrees:

MAT in Special Education  |  MAT in Gifted and Talented  |  EdD in Early Literacy Development, 1989, Washington State University

She owes her desire to understand the problems many students are experiencing to her own children, Gabe and Brock, who both temporarily appeared to be struggling early on with the reading process. Although she was a classroom teacher at the time, she says that the preparation needed to really understand the nature of reading difficulties just wasn’t and still isn’t comprehensive enough in basic teaching certification programs. And, in today’s world, it certainly isn’t enough to prepare teachers for the diverse world of students’ needs today. Dr. Mel’s belief is that in today’s world it requires “out of the box” creative alternatives that really put your student at the center of the solution. The sky is the limit when it comes to making sure your child gets what they need.

Dan Loshbaugh
Dan LoshbaughFounder and Operations & Finance Director
Dan is co-founder of Brock’ Academy and is in charge of all things business that make Brock’s Academy run day to day.   He comes to his position with 25 + years experience running his own company.  Dan is an Eagle Scout that spent a good portion of his years as a parent on the end of a clipboard coaching baseball or mentoring a group of kids.   When you call the office you will more than likely be greeted by Dan’s cheery voice and his gift of gab with a particular passion and ability to talk at length about our missions, what we are doing to help kids be successful in the world.   Dan is the business cornerstone of Brock’s Academy; if you have a detail business or invoicing question, he is your contact.

 

 

 

Rachel Kier
Rachel Kier, MS – Administrative Director
Rachel’s journey working with special needs population dates back to 1997, when she worked with at risk youth at a residential care facility.  It was this experience that lead her to change her major from Business Administration to an education focus.  After graduation, she became a Special Education teacher and worked with students that were impacted by emotional, situational and academic challenges.  Rachel went on to earn a M.S. in Special Education, and a graduate certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She believes this vulnerable population deserves a village that will support, nurture, and help them find their confidence and love of learning.  Helping a struggling student find hope and encouragement for their future is truly an amazing experience.

B.S. Liberal Studies, minor Exceptional Children and Youth, M.S. Special Education, California University Stanislaus Autism Studies | Post Graduate Certification, California University Fullerton

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