Mountain Valley is pleased to announce that Knower Academics’ Dr. JoAnn Marchant has been appointed Dean of Enhanced Academic Phase (EAP).  Dr. Marchant comes to MVTC with a wealth of experience in teaching, administration, and curriculum design. She holds an M.Ed. in English Education and a C.A.G.S in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State University, as well as a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. Dr. Marchant will have a large role in the administrative aspects of EAP. She will collaborate with Kayte Knower to define and create curriculum standards that will be used in EAP instruction and work with EAP classroom instructors to streamline day-to-day operations and communication. 

The Enhanced Academic Phase was instituted at Mountain Valley in January 2015 and designed to support successful graduates of MVTC’s treatment phase wanting continued clinical support and structure yet able to manage more academic work within their daily schedule.  The daily schedule for a treatment phase graduate who enters into the EAP includes more time dedicated to continued individualized academic credit recovery and progress and allows for reduced clinical services within the familiar context of the MVTC campus and environment.  The Enhanced Academic Phase is tailored to an individual student’s academic needs and can support a more successful transition and integration into a normalized academic environment afterwards.

We welcome Dr. Marchant to the MVTC family!

To learn more about EAP and other academic offerings at Mountain Valley, visit the MVTC website at  To learn more about Knower Academics, visit