The Treatment and Learning Centers Stein Award Recognizing Excellence

Rockville, MD—TLC—The Treatment and Learning Centers announced today four recipients of the organization’s prestigious Jonathan M. Stein Staff Appreciation Award for 2013. This monetary award recognizes the Centers’ staff for their outstanding service. TLC is a non-profit organization providing educational, therapeutic and employment services to children and adults with disabilities. The award is funded by an endowment from the parents of Jonathan M. Stein in appreciation for the support TLC staff provided to their son.

>Recipients of this year’s Stein Award are Michelle Levine (Silver Spring, MD) and Oscar Mogot (Silver Spring, MD) who are both Employment Specialist II at TLC’s Outcomes Service. TLC’s Outcomes Service helps adults with disabilities engage in employment, maximize independence, and access community resources. David Peal (Bethesda, MD), Special Education Teacher, and Peleg Tal (Bethesda, MD), Teacher Assistant, are both recipients working at The Katherine Thomas High School. TLC’s Katherine Thomas School (KTS) is an independent day school for students with language and learning disabilities and mild to moderate autism, preschool through twelfth grade.

“Every year selecting Stein Award recipients is a celebration of the high level of excellence and dedication of staff at TLC. Congratulations to our extraordinary winners,” said Patricia Ritter, PhD, Executive Director of TLC.

Nominees were selected for their creativity, dedication, willingness to help, enthusiasm and energy. Recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by previous Stein Award winners.