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Tiegerman Receives National Recognition


Jamé Krauter
Director of Fund Development
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Tiegerman Receives National Recognition

Tiegerman Elementary, Middle and High Schools are named Schools of Excellence

GLEN COVE, NEW YORK – June 9, 2021:  

Tiegerman Elementary, Middle and High School have been chosen as 2021-2022 Schools for Excellence by The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET).

Tiegerman joins only a few other qualified, licensed, non-public education schools to have this honor in the State of New York.

“We are honored to receive this coveted recognition as it further demonstrates that the hard work of the special education teachers and staff here at Tiegerman is truly making a difference in the lives of so many children with disabilities,” said Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman, CEO of Tiegerman. “It is our students and families who are the true beneficiaries of this honor,” added Dr. Tiegerman.

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

NASET annually completes a screening process of various special education schools in the United States.

All three Tiegerman Schools will also be featured as NASET Schools of Excellence on the organization’s website:

Please note that our Tiegerman School at Woodside was not eligible for recognition as it did not meet the criteria set by NASET of being in operation for at least 5 years.

About Tiegerman
Founded in 1985, Tiegerman (formerly SLCD) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.  We provide special education programs for preschool and school age children (K-12) and complete Adult Services Programs through Tiegerman Community Services (TCS). Schools and Community Centers located in Long Island and Queens serve students and individuals in need throughout the 5 boroughs and Long Island.  At Tiegerman, we believe language is the key to creativity, self-expression and academic achievement. Our classrooms are language laboratories that provide the right teacher, the right setting, the right support and the right curriculum so that our children can be successful. TCS provides day habilitation programs and Programs Without Walls, for social skills development, and vocational training as well as a residence for developmentally disabled individuals. Visit to learn more.