Lisa Jones, M.S., BCBA LBA
Career and Transition Services Director
Ms. Jones began working at Benhaven School in 1984, first as a paraprofessional, Certified Special Education Teacher, and then as an Educational Consultant and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is currently the Director of Career and Transition Services.
Ms. Jones has a passion for helping individuals of all ages foster the skills necessary to be happy, productive members of their community. Throughout her career, Ms. Jones has worked with children as young as two years old and adults as old as fifty, which gives her a unique perspective in terms of the programs and supports available to help an individual meet their own personal goals and objectives.
As a paraprofessional and later a special education teacher, Ms. Jones developed individualized programs for her students, focusing on independence and community skills. Ms. Jones also worked for several years in public school settings, helping to develop specialized programs and supports for individuals, as well as training certified and non-certified staff in best practices and the implementation of new programs. In her current role as Director of Career & Transition Services, she creates and implements individualized and highly tailored programs for individuals who have already or will soon age out of educational programs and are seeking support and assistance in entering the workforce.
Ms. Jones graduated from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Connecticut in 1986 and went on to get her special education certification and master’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), New Haven, Connecticut. In addition, she received her post-graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Pennsylvania State University. She is also certified in Customized Employment in the State of Connecticut.
A strong believer in community supports for all individuals, Ms. Jones has volunteered at the COVE, a bereavement group for children and their families, and for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut.