Rockville, MD—TLC—The Treatment and Learning Centers’ Executive Director Dr. Patricia Ritter was elected as the twentieth Board president for the Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF). The Katherine Thomas School is a special education school for students with moderate to severe language and learning disabilities and/or mild to moderate autism, preschool through 12th grade and has been a partner of MANSEF for 15 years.
Dr. Ritter has been on the Board of MANSEF since 2012 and in 2011 was honored with the Inspiring Dreams, Changing Lives award given in recognition of outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of special education and support of nonpublic schools.
Founded in 1975, MANSEF is an association of 93 therapeutic schools located throughout Maryland and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. MANSEF schools educate and promote the development of 3,500 students who are in need of specialized services. MANSEF schools provide critical, high-quality services, customized to meet the needs of students.
Dr. Ritter states, “Our partnership with MANSEF has been extraordinarily beneficial to The Katherine Thomas School community. MANSEF connects us with educators, professionals and parents and together we can better serve and advocate for students with special needs and their families.”