Dr. Elder is Vice President of Schools and Colleges for Psychemedics Corporation and consults with schools and colleges on the value and significant results achieved from implementing a drug testing program. Dr. Elder has forty years of experience in independent education, including eight years as teacher and coach and thirty-two years as principal and headmaster of seven independent schools in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Alabama. As Headmaster of Tuscaloosa Academy, Dr. Elder instituted a universal mandatory drug testing program for all students in grades 7-12 starting in 2005. Psychemedics Corporation was selected to do the testing and was instrumental in the implementation of the program.
Commenting on this important experience, Dr. Elder stated: “Drug testing changed the culture of the school, greatly enhanced its reputation in the community and provided for students a strong reason to reject powerful peer pressure to participate in this illegal and destructive behavior. Implementing the Psychemedics drug testing program is the best and most important thing I ever did for my students in my forty years in education, and it is saving lives and families everyday!”.
Dr. Elder received his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College and his Masters and EdD. from the University of Memphis. He is a graduate of Leadership Memphis, Leadership Tennessee and Leadership Tuscaloosa. The George B. Elder Performing Arts Center was dedicated in his honor at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis. Dr. Elder was a 2005 recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the National Conference for Community and Justice.
[us_testimonial style=”3″ author=”Dr. George Elder” company=”Vice President, Schools and Colleges” img=”336″ el_class=”impacts”]Holding your students accountable with real science provides just the armor our students need at the party to make the right decision every time.
Psychemedics test results provide the information necessary for parents and schools to work together to protect and help their children through this dangerous time in their lives.[/us_testimonial]
To discuss your current school testing program, or if you are interested in implementing or expanding a program, please contact us to arrange a time to speak to Dr. Elder:
Dr. George B. Elder
Vice President, Schools and Colleges