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May 2012
Hillcrest Employee Cheryl Green Receives Prestigous Award 05/11/2012

Hillcrest Employee Cheryl Green Receives maaps Albert E. Trieschman Memorial Award
for Exceptional Direct Service to Children

May 10, 2012 - MARLBOROUGH, MA -  In recognition of her contributions to students with special needs, Hillcrest Educational Centers', Cheryl Green of Great Barrington, received the "2012 Albert E. Trieschman Memorial Award for Exceptional Direct Service to Children" from the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps).

The award was presented at the maaps  34th Annual Conference and Vendor Exposition held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps) Annual Conference draws over 500 participants from approved private day, and residential schools and public schools in Massachusetts and New England. Conference attendees represent the varied professional disciplines that provide services to special education students.

The maaps Albert E. Trieschman Memorial Award for Exceptional Direct Service to Children is intended to acknowledge superior direct service contributions to special needs children by a clinician, specialist or child care worker.

Cheryl has worked at Hillcrest Educational Centers for over twenty years and currently teaches in the Brookside Intensive Treatment Unit. She has counseled, comforted and cared for special needs children of every category. Her humor and concern gets through to even the most withdrawn and isolated students. Most recently she was able to transform a traumatized and psychiatrically involved elementary group, into a model of structure, consistency and safety.? She is also a role model to the staff around her.

One of Cheryl's supervisors recently asked one her younger students, a 10-year-old named Gerry, why he liked having Cheryl work with him. "Because she's always Cheri," he replied.



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