Corporate Directors

Susan Holt, CEO and Director of Ivymount School & Programs, has been a member of the school's senior leadership and management team since 1994. She became CEO in June of 2018. Before that, Holt was Ivymount School and Outreach Director, beginning in 2016, School Director in 2014, and served as the Director of Ivymount's Autism Program from 1997-2014. She is known throughout the special education community for her expertise in program development and supervision based on evidence-based practices. Her efforts to ensure that individuals with autism become active and productive members of the community are held in high regard. Holt earned a B.A. from George Mason University and an M.A. in Psychological Services/Counseling from Marymount University. She is a board-certified Behavior Analyst with over two decades of experience working in homes, public and private schools, and community settings as a therapist, trainer and consultant.
sholt@ivymount.org

Jenny Engel, M.S.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Acting Director of The Maddux School

We are excited to welcome Ms. Jenny Engel as Acting Director of The Maddux School after being a part of the greater Ivymount team for six years. Most recently, Ms. Engel helped found Ivymount’s Early Childhood Clinic for young children recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, while concurrently serving as Division Director of the Elementary Autism Program. She has been an administrator, supervisor and teacher in the field of special education for nineteen years, working to support children across a wide range of ages and abilities, including those with executive function challenges, learning disorders, ADHD, social anxiety and more.

When Ms. Engel arrived at Ivymount’s Model Asperger’s Program in 2014, she worked collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team there to ensure all students received a welcoming and supportive but challenging environment through which to reach their highest potential.  At the highly-regarded New England Center for Children in Southborough, Massachusetts, Ms. Engel held a variety of positions, including consultant to local public school systems/programs to ensure students received the support they needed to succeed within their home schools.  She particularly enjoys working as part of a team providing all students the opportunity to shine.

Ms. Engel is a Board Certified & Licensed Behavior Analyst.  She earned her Master of Science in Special Education degree from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Art from Colby College.

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