Autism Staff

Ivymount staff are recognized among the best trained special educators in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.  They are master educators, experienced therapists and innovators who apply their skills, training and commitment with their students every day.  

Classroom teams are supported by highly trained professionals, and specialists, who support student learning and skill acquisition through integrated and individualized service delivery.  

Our collaborative team consists of dedicated and creative teachers and assistants, as well as a speech-language pathology consultant, an occupational therapy consultant, a transition specialist, behavior analysts, and curriculum, technology, and vocational resource associates. 

 Autism Program  Leadership Team

Kimmy Clark is the Autism Program Director. Kimmy has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum since 2001.  She received her Master’s in Special Education with a specialization in Severe and Profound Disabilities from Johns Hopkins University in 2009 and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  She worked in the Ivymount School Autism Program as a teacher for nine years and supervisor for four years, serving students age 7 through 21, before serving as the program’s Clinical Director and Program Director. Kimmy also provides consultative services to organizations and families through Ivymount Endeavors.
kclark@ivymount.org

Alexandra Beckwith
is a Program Services Coordinator. She has worked with individuals aged 2- 21 on the autism spectrum using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the school and home settings since 2012.  Alexandra received her B.A. in Psychology and her Master’s in Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is licensed to practice in the state of Maryland.  Her professional interests include behavioral fluency and increasing response rates of skilled behavior, function-based treatment of severe problem behavior as well as staff training and development.
abeckwith@ivymount.org

Chelsea Cook is the Middle/Secondary Division Director.  She has worked with individuals ages 6-21 on the autism spectrum using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the school and home settings since 2006.  She received her Master’s in Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2010 and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.   Chelsea also works as a BCBA Consultant through Ivymount Endeavors.
ccook@ivymount.org

Allyson Crowley is a Program Coordinator.  She has worked with individuals ages 6-15 on the autism spectrum in both the home and school setting since 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her Master's in Applied Behavior Analyst from Ball State University in 2018. Her professional interests include assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, teaching social skills within a behavioral framework, and bridging the research to practice gap. Allyson also works as an Educational Consultant through Ivymount Endeavors.
acrowley@ivymount.org

Kaitlyn Guadio is a Program Coordinator. She has worked with individuals ages 2-16 on the autism spectrum in both the home and school setting since 2011. She holds a Master's in Clinical Psychology from Towson University and received her graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Massachusetts in 2015. Her professional interests include assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, staff training and development, and family training and collaboration.
kgaudio@ivymount.org

Jennifer Pratt is a Program Coordinator. She has worked with individuals ages 5-16 on the autism spectrum using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in both school and home settings since 2011.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University and is currently completing a Master of Education in Special Education from Loyola University as well as a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University. Jen started her career at Ivymount in 2011 working as an ABA Instructor in the Autism Program. Her professional interests include decreasing severe problem behavior while teaching appropriate functional and meaningful skills. Jen has also worked with students through Ivymount Endeavors Outreach Program as a lead therapist and an Outreach services associate.
jpratt@ivymount.org

Katie Quinn is the Program Services Director. She started her career in Special Education in Ivymount’s Autism Program in 2009 and has worked in a variety of roles at Ivymount Corporation since then. She also worked as a Program Director at FirstSteps for Kids, an early-intervention ABA agency in the San Francisco Bay Area. Katie has worked with clients aged 18 months to 21 years across a variety of functioning levels. Katie has a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia. She earned her Master’s in Special Education from George Mason University, with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis and severe disabilities. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and she is licensed to practice in Virginia and Maryland. Her professional interests include function-based assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, professional development of staff, and transdisciplinary approaches to educational programming. She is proud of her team’s child centered focus across all aspects of treatment.
kquinn@ivymount.org

Elizabeth Schoolmaster is a Program Services Coordinator. She has worked with individuals ages 4-18 on the autism spectrum using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in both school and home settings since 2011.  She received her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University in 2015 and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Elizabeth also works as a BCBA Consultant through Ivymount Endeavors. Her professional interests include assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior across a variety of learner profiles and providing students who require 1:1 instruction with access to grade level content.
eschoolmaster@ivymount.org

Hillary Grande is a Program Coordinator. She has a B.A. in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution from Salisbury University and a Master’s in Special Education with a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University. Hillary began working at Ivymount in 2014 as an ABA instructor. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst licensed to practice in the state of Maryland. Hillary has worked with individuals aged 7 to 21 in the home and school settings, including as a lead therapist through Ivymount Endeavors. Her professional interests include curriculum development, family collaboration, and professional development of staff.
hgrande@ivymount.org

Tara Weiss is a Program Services Coordinator.  She has taught both elementary age general education and special education. Tara received a Master’s in Elementary Education from Delta State University and a Master’s in Special Education from Vanderbilt University. Tara is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is passionate about providing high quality, evidence based instruction that meets the needs of individual learners. 
tweiss@ivymount.org

Alyssa Yeager is a Program Coordinator. She has worked with individuals ages 13 – 21 on the autism spectrum in the school and home settings since 2008. She received her B.S. in psychology from University of Maryland, College Park in 2008. Alyssa’s professional interests include preparing students for meaningful and enriched lives after the education system and the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior.
ayeager@ivymount.org

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