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

M. Kimball Clark is the Autism Program Clinical 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 9 years and supervisor for 4 years, serving students age 7 through 21, and is currently the program’s Clinical Director.  Kimmy also provides consultative services to families through Ivymount Endeavors and Changing the Lives of Children with Autism.
kclark@ivymount.org

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.
ccook@ivymount.org

Megan Dennehy is a Program Coordinator in the Autism Program at Ivymount School.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for 10 years.  She received her Master’s in Special Education with a specialization in ABA from George Mason University in 2013.   Upon graduation, Megan was awarded the Outstanding Student Award for her program.  She has worked as a teacher and supervisor in the Autism Program at Ivymount School for 9 years serving students aged 13 through 22.  She also provides services through Ivymount Endeavors as a BCBA Consultant.
mdennehy@ivymount.org

Kyara De Leon is a Program Coordinator in the Autism Program. Kyara began providing direct therapy services in 2008 for individuals with autism and other related disabilities ages 2 to 21. During this time, she discovered her passion for helping children and their families, as well as an enthusiasm for the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). After finishing her Master’s in Clinical Psychology in Miami in 2011, Kyara worked as a special education teacher in a ABA private school for individuals on the autism spectrum.  As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Kyara transitioned to providing and overseeing direct verbal behavior programming and behavior reduction services for families in a clinic, school, community, and home-based setting.  kdeleon@ivymount.org

Jennie Kampf is the Director of the Autism Program.  Jennie has worked in Special Education for over ten years. She has worked as a teacher and supervisor at The Ivymount School for nine years serving students of all ages.  Jennie received her Master’s in Special Education from George Mason University in 2010 and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  While completing her Master’s, she worked closely with Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia (POAC-NOVA) to provide various parent and community trainings.  Also during this time she gained experience in running and developing in-home Verbal Behavior and Applied Behavior Analysis programs through the George Mason Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum Program.  Jennie previously worked in Fairfax County Public Schools as an instructional assistant and a special education teacher. She also provides consultative services and trainings to families, schools, and various agencies through Ivymount Endeavors.
jkampf@ivymount.org

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.
kmatthews@ivymount.org

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