After five years with the school, Jamie Reynolds will be stepping down as CEO/Executive director and moving on to a new leadership role on Amelia Island, Florida.
“It has been my honor and privilege to serve as executive director of Sisu,” Reynolds said in a Sisu release. “The school is in a great place to continue its unique mission and I look forward to seeing how this wonderful organization continues to grow.”
Carla Baker, director of program operations, and Gloria Farrell, chief financial officer, will serve as co-executive directors for the next year.
Baker has been with Sisu for over 13 years, and she said she is humbled to accept the challenge of filling Reynolds’ shoes.
“I look forward to using my experience and education in early intervention and non-profit leadership to continue the success and growth of Sisu,” Baker said.
Farrell shared a similar sentiment, saying she believes in Sisu’s mission to serve children and their families.
“I hope that my twenty-five years of service in finance and leadership at Sisu will continue to build on the success of our departing director, Jamie Reynolds,” Farrell said.
Sisu, formerly Challenged Child and Friends, is an integrated learning environment where children from 6 weeks to 6 years with special needs learn and interact alongside their typically developing peers. The school stayed open for the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic and served over 250 students in the 2020-21 school year.