Unity Center for Behavioral Health

The Hospital School Program at RCH Psychiatry partners with patients and their families to stay connected to their school work and to assist in a smooth transition back to school after discharge. Against likely expectations, the program has a relaxed environment where a majority of patients feel comfortable and get engaged making progress on their school issues.  The program has a full staff of 2 Master’s level Special Educators and a highly trained educational assistant working a year-round school year, serving approximately 700 patients per year.

Please take the time to read what Legacy Health has to say about our classroom.


Contact: (p) 503-413-1064 (f) 503-413-2649

Kayleigh Tonkinson

Educational Assistant, RCH Psychiatry Education:  B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Hispanic Studies from Pepperdine University Teaching Experience:  I started tutoring in High school and continued in college when I volunteered as a tutor and teaching assistant in a juvenile detention facility.  Throughout college was also a freshmen mentor and helped teach a freshmen … Continue reading Kayleigh Tonkinson

Ben White

Hospital Teacher, RCH Psychiatry Education: MSPED, Portland State University; B.S. Sociology, Cascade College Teaching Experience: I began teaching and mentoring through the non-profit world about 13 years ago.  After several adventures and seasons of my life, I was fully licensed in 2011 and was already working in high-level special education with Portland Public Schools.  I received my Master’s in … Continue reading Ben White

Angela Turner

Hospital Teacher, RCH Psychiatry Education: BA in Liberal Studies from Oregon State University GO BEAVERS! MA in Special Education and PBIS, Portland State University Teaching Experience: I began my teaching career as an Educational Assistant in a secondary behavior classroom in the Tigard Tualatin School District. I loved this so much that I decided to go back for my … Continue reading Angela Turner