Cat Jones

RENEW Program Support

Education

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Washington, 2005
  • B.A., English Literature, University of Washington, 2003

Professional Background

Cat joined the support staff team at the IOD's Concord office in October, 2007, and her role has primarily been coordination of trainings, conferences, and other events for various IOD projects. Currently, in addition to coordinating several major annual conferences, Cat provides program support to the RENEW/PBIS team. Cat is a senior administrative professional with twenty years of experience in higher education, non-profit, and corporate business environments. In addition, she is a published poet and an experienced editor. She enjoys using her strong creative and communication skills to continually improve organizational efficiency and quality of internal and external communications and work product.

Projects

A Bold Vision When students with disabilities are provided appropriate instruction and supports, they can learn grade-level general education curriculum, communicate in ways that are commensurate with their same-age peers without disabilities, have meaningful social relationships, and graduate from high school—college and career ready.
Creating Connections NH is a federally-funded project to develop and implement a system of care for youth (ages 12-25) with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Co-occurring mental health disorders and SUD (COD).  Creating Connections NH is being implemented by the NH Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health within the NH Department of Health and Human Services to develop, in collaboration with two pilot sites
"Education Revolution at Somersworth High School" Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a data-driven behavioral support and improvement framework that consists of three levels, each specifically designed to prevent disruption and address the behavioral support needs of students at risk of school failure: 
New Hampshire Wraparound: Intensive Care Coordination Providing Hope for NH Youth with Emotional or Behavioral Challenges and Their Families
RENEW is a structured school-to-career transition planning and individualized wraparound process for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. 
TIPP is designed to prepare graduate social work and special education scholars in research-based practices and systems change strategies to improve outcomes for children and youth with significant support needs, including those with emotional and behavioral challenges, developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism, sensory, and other learning disabilities.  

Phone: 
603-228-2084
Institute on Disability
57 Regional Drive, Unit 8
Concord, NH 03301