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Jesus Castro Wins the Mary J. Lang Award of Excellence.



Employee of the Year!

Beacon Day School and Learning Institute for children with autism and related disorders, announced that Orange County resident, Mr. Jesus Castro, a Behavioral Interventionist, the 2021-22 Employee of the Year. The employee of the year is chosen based on a vote and input from the school’s faculty and staff. Mr. Castro was recognized for being a role model of Beacon Day School’s values of excellence, respect, collaboration, integrity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The school community chose to name the award the Mary J. Lang Award of Excellence in honor of Beacon Day School founder Dr. Mary J. Lang.


“Behavioral Interventionists play an important role in helping students to meet their Individual Education Program (IEP) goals. By embracing and role modeling Beacon Day School’s values Jesus inspires his students and the entire school community to achieve more than they thought possible,” said Mary J. Lang, PhD, RN, ABPN, BCBA-D, CEO and founder of Beacon Day School and Learning Institute. “I am thrilled to see Jesus receive this honor and look forward to seeing him continue to grow his career at Beacon Day School and Learning Institute.”


At Beacon Day School, Behavior Interventionists work closely with Education Specialists and Board-Certified Behavior Analysts to implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) strategies. The goal of PBIS is teach students to replace and reduce interfering behaviors with appropriate alternatives that empowers students at school, home and in the community.