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Public Notice - Joint Commission
For Immediate Release
Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.
788 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. Hires New Director of Education

PITTSFIELD, Mass. Aug. 25, 2014—Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. (HEC) hires Diane Parks as Director of Education.

Ms. Parks has been employed by Hillcrest Educational Centers since 1992. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ithaca College and a Masters in Education from Temple University. She has held a variety positions during her tenure with Hillcrest Educational Centers including Teaching and Administrative positions.

Jerry Burke, President & CEO states, “Diane has worked for Hillcrest for many years, and has been a great asset to our team. I am sure she will excel in this new role and continue to deliver first-class education to our students”.

In her new role, Ms. Parks is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance with the Massachusetts Department of Education, supervision of the faculty members, and leadership and guidance in the provision of instructional programming. Ms. Parks holds Massachusetts licensure as a Special Education Administrator as well as licensure in Severe and Moderate Disabilities.

Parks said, “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the talented and dedicated faculty of Hillcrest Educational Centers in my new role as Director of Education. I am looking forward to continuing our targeted efforts to prepare students for a productive future in a less restrictive environment”.

About Hillcrest Educational Centers

A top Berkshire County employer Hillcrest Educational Centers is a private not-for-profit organization, providing therapeutic treatment and special education to children and adolescents with unique psychological and learning needs, in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and the Northeast. Campuses include a day student academy and three residential schools. They are also a resource for a broad range of psychological services, counseling and evaluations for individuals, families and schools in Berkshire County through Hillcrest Community Support Services. Hillcrest also operates Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc., a complete general family dentistry practice. Hillcrest Dental Care is the largest provider in Western Massachusetts of oral healthcare services to MassHealth recipients and special needs patients. In 2010, Hillcrest formalized an affiliation with Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc., a fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Center for child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Visit our Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn pages under Hillcrest Educational Centers.


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Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.
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