Ashley Riddle


Graduated from Southern Utah University −2000
Major: History
Minor: English

Secondary Education License:
Graduated College of Eastern Utah − 1998
Graduated from Emery High School −1996

Work Experience

Diamond Ranch Academy − 2004 to present
Helper Junior High − 2003 to 2004
Monument Valley High School − 2002 to 2003
Box Elder Middle School− 2001 to 2002
During high school and college I worked for the Emery County Courthouse and a small fast food place called the Grub Box. I also worked six summers for the US Forest Service, two of which I was a member of a wildland fire crew.


My hometown is less than 150 people and there is not a stoplight anywhere in Emery County. Since I grew up in a rural community, I am family oriented. I love to read, sew, play the piano, and adding to my adventure scrapbook with my niece, nephew and Elvis – my Harley Davidson. I also enjoy riding 4 wheelers, fishing and hunting. I have a pug named Bella. She, along with my previous pug Nazhonie, have taught me responsibility and patience.

My parents made sure that I was involved in a number of activities when I was growing up and these experiences have shaped the person I have become today. These activities included 4-H, the American Legion Junior Auxiliary, and Habitat for Humanity. Currently I am still actively involved in the American Legion Auxiliary, Southern Utah American Legion Riders, and attend Utah Girls State as a counselor each June.

Comments on DRA

As a teacher, I have the chance to impact the leaders of tomorrow. However at DRA, I am given the opportunity not only to teach but to learn. I am a witness to each success and failure that a student experiences while he/she is here. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student realize that he/she can succeed not only in school or the program, but in life as well. As each student learns patience, respect, and increases his/her self-esteem, I do too.

We can also help you in your search for other ranch for troubled teens near me, RTC for troubled teens, boarding schools for troubled youth, therapeutic boarding schools, or Teen Challenge. Diamond Ranch Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teenagers, offering teen counseling for teens with adoption issues (reactive attachment disorders), or self-harm (self-mutilation), or cutting, or eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, anorexia nervosa). Other behavioral issues and disorders we deal with include: defiance, depression, post traumatic stress, abuse, and general anxiety. If you have an out of control teenager, please consideer the teen counseling and teen counselors for troubled teens here at DRA. If you are searching for residential treatment centers for teens, troubled teen schools, or troubled teen therapeutic boarding schools, you have found one. The non-religious therapeutic residential school for troubled teens serves at-risk teens from California, Oklahoma, Nevada, Minnesota, Utah, Washington State, Idaho, and from throughout America and Internationally.

Ashley Riddle