Amy Couch is the Director of Ivymount Outreach Programs.
With her extensive experience in family support and creating successful
wrap around programming for families of special needs children, Amy
joined the Ivymount team in 2012. Both a parent and professional in the
field of special education, she oversees educational and recreational
services in the areas of after school and weekend programming, individual
therapies and parent education. Through Outreach, Amy and her team
also assist parents in building positive, productive relationships with
educators and therapeutic teams and in finding resources to support
ongoing student needs and development. Originally from Arkansas,
Amy received her Masters of Political Science from Fordham University
in 2002. She began her career in special education in 2007 as the Family
Support Network Coordinator for the Montgomery County Infants and
Toddlers Program, focusing on the areas of professional development,
family support, policy and advocacy. During her tenure there, she was
awarded the Best Practice Award of Merit from the Maryland State
Department of Education for Family Support Services in 2008, the
National Association of Counties (NACo) Best Practice Award for Family
Support Initiatives in 2010, and appointed to the Maryland State
Department of Education’s “Moving Forward: Birth through Five System”
Policy Task Force in July 2011.
Susan Holt is the Director of The Ivymount School, 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.
Andrea A. Mullins is the Director of The Maddux School. Andrea has over thirty years of professional experience working with students with mild to moderate special needs and developed specializations in special education, learning and reading disabilities. She was a classroom teacher for seven years before advancing to increasingly-involved administrative roles. She served as Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs at The Ivymount School for ten years, frequently consulting and coordinating with area preschool directors to support ongoing mainstreaming efforts. Later, she served as Director of Ivymount’s Lower School for eight years. In 2004, under Ivymount School’s umbrella, she developed a unique MSDE-approved curriculum and founded The Maddux School to fill a niche for students who need specialized early intervention and instruction but do not necessarily require or qualify for special education. In her current capacity, Andrea serves as administrative and academic leader of The Maddux School, providing parent education, supervising staff members, heading the Maddux Admissions Committee and serving on the executive team of Ivymount School. Andrea earned a Master of Education in Special Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She maintains Maryland State Department of Education Advanced Professional Certification in Elementary Education and Middle School and Special Education in Kindergarten through 12th Grade.