Jessica serves as the director of VIA's James C. Hormel School, where she is responsible for the oversight of all clinical and educational programs and services. She manages, evaluates, and supervises effective procedures for the operation of the school consistent with VIA’s commitment to applied behavior analysis, VIA’s mission and values, and the strategic goals of the organization. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 2001; her master’s degree in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas in 2007; and her board certification in behavior analysis in 2008. She has over 20 years of experience in behavior analysis, with the last 17 years committed to providing evidence-based treatment to individuals with developmental disabilities. Jessica has provided both direct and consultative services to private, public, residential, and in-home settings and has extensive experience in the treatment of severe problem behavior as well as in the development and implementation of assessment and curriculum for those with autism. Jessica promotes a school culture that is committed to data-driven decision making, accountability, and team building to meet the unique need of each student and their family, and she is committed to creating systemic change for all people with autism in Virginia.
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