Malakiah Ann McGuire Director of Education
Malakiah An McGuire is the Director of Education at Sovereign Health. Working primarily at the adolescent facility in Rancho San Diego, CA, Ms. McGuire ensures that all teens in residential treatment are able to continue their education as they recover from eating disorders, mental illnesses and addiction.
In addition to her background in Human Services and her dual Masters’ Degrees in Special Education and Writing from the National University. Ms. McGuire has decades of experience in mental health and special education, and has developed an outstanding onsite academic program at Sovereign Health called EDGE, which enables teachers and classroom aides to work directly with school districts across the United States to maintain each student’s current coursework and assignments, translate the academic portion of treatment into school credit, and provide individual instruction and vocational counseling as needed. As Director of Education, she aims to streamline communication with families, school districts, school staff members and teachers to eliminate educational disruptions when residential treatment becomes necessary.