Housing Staff

The Shelterwood staff brings a unified vision for students’ hearts, character and educational achievement. Shelterwood teens are surrounded by experts, offering a holistic approach to treatment. Professionals with top credentials are everywhere at Shelterwood — even our groundskeeper is a professional therapist. The best boarding schools have the best staff and students here are surrounded by caring adults who pursue relationship, counsel and encourage, no matter what.

If you would like to join our team of mentors, you can learn more about our program here.

Housing Staff

Chad Smith
Assistant Program Director & House Director (Male Students) Bio

Chad Smith // Assistant Program Director & House Director (Male Students)

After earning his degree in Literature from Ozark Christian College, Chad Smith worked with teens and college students in both Missouri and Georgia for more than 10 years, and went on to pursue certification in high school education. In addition to serving as Shelterwood’s Assistant Program Director, Chad also teaches English. A Kansas City native, Chad enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

Jessyca Pierre
House Director (Female Students)
Carly Exter
Case Manager
Anna Reid
Assistant House Director
Robbie Pierson
Assistant House Director
Kayla Belle
Assistant House Director
Alana Avila
Medical Case Coordinator
Allison Murphy
Food Services Director
Marcus Brown , B.A.
House Director (Male Students) Bio

Marcus Brown , B.A. // House Director (Male Students)

Marcus Brown began his time at Shelterwood as a mentor and an Assistant House Director in the guys lodge. Today, he continues to serve Shelterwood as House Director (Male Students). Marcus earned his BA in Business Administration with a minor in intercultural studies and Biblical studies from Dallas Christian College, and is currently studying to earn his secondary teaching certificate in Physical Education.