Timberline Knolls Academy Awarded National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence

Jun 07, 2012, 09:36 ET from Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

CHICAGO, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center today announced its on-campus school, the Timberline Knolls Academy, has been selected as a 2012/2013 School of Excellence by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET). This honor has been awarded to Timberline Knolls for three consecutive years. The distinction is bestowed upon only a few select qualified licensed private special education schools in the state of Illinois.

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"We're honored to receive this award on behalf of our teachers and our young women who are so committed to school," said Carrie Finazzo, MEd, CAS, principal of Timberline Knolls Academy. "Our residents can continue with their studies while receiving treatment for their eating disorder or addiction. They return to their own school without losing any ground."

Timberline Knolls Academy offers an educational program providing a dynamic, therapeutic and structured community where students can learn, achieve and enhance their academic lives. The Timberline Knolls Academy team includes a principal who is also a learning behavior specialist (LBS) and an Illinois Type 75 Administrator with Superintendent Endorsement in the state of Illinois.

Selection as a NASET School of Excellence is the highest level of recognition a private special education school can achieve through the association. This honor is presented to schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.

"It is our belief that students can learn, achieve, and be responsible when they are active members in a dynamic therapeutic community that models excellence in mental health treatment and academic/social learning," Finazzo adds.

About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 – 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders.  Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus.  Women and families seeking Christian treatment can opt for specialized Christian-based therapy.  For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook – Timberline Knolls, and LinkedIn – Timberline Knolls.

Mary Anne Morrow
Director of Communications
Timberline Knolls
Tel: 602-359-6989

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