Outreach Staff

Susan Holt is the Director of The Ivymount School and Ivymount Outreach, only the third director in the School's history. Susan served as the Director of Ivymount's Autism Program from 1997-2014, and has been a member of the school's senior leadership and management team since 1994.  Susan is well known in the special education community for her professional expertise in program development and supervision based on evidence based practices.  Ivymount families highly regard her for her focus on serving individuals with autism and her exhaustive efforts to ensure that our students are active and productive members of our community.  Susan earned a BA from George Mason University and an MA in Psychological Services/Counseling from Marymount University.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over two decades of experience working in schools and home settings.  Susan has worked in homes, public and private schools as well as community settings as a therapist and consultant. Susan also directs and provides ABA services, training and consultation to families, agencies and professionals with our Endeavors Program.


CWCarolyn Leskowitz Woodham is the Ivymount Outreach Administrative Director and the Recreational Program Director. Carolyn is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a certified Special Education Teacher.  Carolyn has worked at Ivymount School since 2001, starting in the Autism Program as an ABA technician and transitioning to Head Teacher and then moving to the Multiple Learning Needs Program as a Program Supervisor. Carolyn’s areas of interest include supporting teachers in applying the principles of behavior analysis to instruction in the classroom and utilizing behavioral techniques to increase desired behaviors in the areas of school readiness, academics, social skills, and functional life skills for students with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, and speech and language impairments.



Katie Quinn is the Program Services Director for Endeavors and the Ivymount School Autism Program. 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.


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