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

Laura Cheever, Program Coordinator

M. Kimball Clark is the Middle/Secondary 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 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, a supervisor for four years, and the Clinical Coordinator for three years before becoming a Program Director.  Kimmy also provides consultative services to families through Ivymount Endeavors and AccessAbility MedCare.

Chelsea Cook is a Program Coordinator in the Autism Program at Ivymount School.  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.

Kelly Matthews
 is a Program Coordinator in the Autism Program. Kelly began working with individuals with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses in 2004 in a therapeutic riding setting and as an Equestrian Team Coach through Special Olympics Texas.  She then began working with individuals on the autism spectrum in an educational setting after graduating with her Master’s in Education in 2009 from Texas A&M University. After two years teaching high school and middle school special education, she moved to an ABA clinic setting in 2011.  Kelly became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2013. She has experience working in the home, community, clinic, public and private school settings and has provided both consult and direct therapy services for children age 3 through 21.

Katie Quinn, Elementary/Middle Autism Program Director

Elizabeth Schoolmaster, Program Coordinator

Chanel Sedeno, Program Coordinator

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