The Admissions Team


Welcome to our community.  We appreciate the opportunity to explore the option of Grove School for your student and your family.  This can be a complex and emotional process and we are here to listen and support you.  Please contact us to begin the conversation.







Kelly Webster

Associate Executive Director


PHONE: 203-245-2778 ext. 308


Kelly is originally from York, Pennsylvania, though she has lived in North Carolina and Minnesota before moving to Connecticut in 2001. She joined the Grove team as a Teacher/Counselor, teaching Special Education and supervising a girl’s dorm. She later worked as a Residential Administrator before becoming an Associate Director in 2007.

Kelly graduated cum laude from Juniata College with a BA in Special Education and Elementary Education. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Kelly designed and implemented a vocational and transitional program for high school students with special needs which received national recognition. She has worked in a variety of educational settings at the elementary and high school level. Kelly holds her Connecticut teaching certificate in Special Education, grades 1-12.

At Grove, Kelly is the Director of the Girls Program, oversees the Admissions Department and manages Grove’s Community Outreach. She serves as the co-Advisor for the Student Council and oversees Special Campus Events such as concerts, dances, and dinners. She has also coordinated and lead Grove’s ASTEE service trip to El Salvador and overnight adventure trips. Kelly is a Certified Instructor in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institute and she also serves as the Title IX Coordinator for Grove School.

Areas of professional interest for Kelly include working with teenagers who have been adopted, nutrition and wellness, and the impact of technology on adolescent development. One of Kelly’s favorite aspects of her job is being a Student Advisor and working closely with students, parents and their treatment teams. The relationships she has built in her time at Grove have had a profound impact on her personal and professional growth. She is passionate about her work with the Grove School students and staff and enjoys being a member a community that is committed to growth and health.

Kelly and her husband, Ben, live very close to campus with their young daughters, Annie and Greta. Kelly’s interests include running, skiing, vegetarian cooking and spending time at the beach.


Lisa Kimball, LPC

Admissions Director
PHONE: 203-245-2778 ext. 331

Lisa grew up in Connecticut and left the state to attend college at the University of Colorado at Boulder and continued onto graduate school at the Boston University School of Medicine. There she obtained her masters degree in Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine and coordinated a study on smoking cessation and exercise. She was trained at Boston Medical Center in the Emergency Department and Pediatric Outpatient Clinic. She returned to Connecticut and began work at the Yale Child Study Center. There she worked with children and families of children who were transitioning out of residential treatment centers back into the home and community. She worked both in the home and in an outpatient setting. She was trained in the IICAPS model (Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services) and underwent several years of supervisory training. She supervised individuals preparing for licensure and supervised and coordinated the IFP (Intensive Family Preservation) Program. She was trained and worked in the MDFT (Multidimensional Family Therapy) program.

In 2009, Lisa moved to California and worked at Stanford University in the Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program and at the Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto. She returned to her position at Yale in September 2010. Lisa came to the Grove School in February 2013 to work as a therapist. Since joining the Grove community she has enjoyed working with students on a long-term basis, giving her the opportunity to gain insight into the many facets of their life: including their roles as family members, students, friends and individuals.

Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has experience providing treatment and assessment for children and adolescents with disruptive behavior, ADHD, exposure to trauma, attachment issues, depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties and autism spectrum diagnoses.

Lisa enjoys travel, the arts, hiking and spending time with her husband, two kids and dog.