Mark DeDonato '95
"Quest Academy fostered my passion for academic exploration and endowed me with the skills essential for future success. My teachers created a forum where the theoretical and practical could intersect and where learning and enjoyment could co-occur. I vividly remember learning about scientific principles and then watching demonstrations or participating in experiments to illustrate these principles. This learning environment ignited a thirst for knowledge as a means of organizing my own life experiences."
Mark DeDonato is Director of Discharge Planning, a primary therapist and a member of the clinical leadership team at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. He is a licensed clinical social worker and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers. He also has a private practice. Future plans include starting a full-time private practice, consulting for behavioral health treatment programs, blogging, and being active in mental health treatment lobbying.
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
MA, Social Service Administration (Clinical Concentration)
Type 73 School Social Work Certification
Undergraduate Degree in English Literature
Concentration in comparative religious studies/Pre-med
Class of 1999