Faces of Hope: Merry Thoe

Introducing our eighth Face of Hope, Merry Thoe.

Through the Faces of Hope initiative, we seek to recognize and honor some of those people and entities that have been critical to the success of Hope Academy, Fairbanks’ recovery high school. The initiative seeks to tell Hope Academy’s story over the past 10 years through the stories of those who have been involved in helping to create Hope Academy’s history. Additionally, we hope it introduces even more people to Hope Academy’s mission through the meaningful stories of these faces who are so well known around Hope Academy.

Merry was fresh out of grad school when she sent her resume to Fairbanks. When she got a call back, it wasn’t for a counseling position, but to help explore the idea of opening a recovery high school. It led Merry on a journey of process and discovery.

Read the rest of the Merry’s story here.