Thank you Judy!

Dear Friends, Colleagues, & Community Partners,
 

It is with gratitude and sadness that the Board of Director announces the retirement of Sound Child Care Solutions’ (SCCS) Executive Director (ED), Judy Summerfield. For six years, Judy has led SCCS’ growth and sustainability for continued future success. Prior to serving as ED, Judy was a member of the SCCS Board of Directors. During a significant period of organizational transition, the Board recognized Judy as an exceptional candidate for the permanent Executive Director role. Judy leaves SCCS in a strong position and we sincerely appreciate her guidance and leadership. A few highlights of her many SCCS accomplishments include the following:
 

  • Successfully led SCCS through the first 19 months of a global pandemic

  • Purchased the Refugee and Immigrant Family Center (RIFC) when the RIFC was at risk of losing its location in the Delridge neighborhood

  • Developed a robust Board of Directors, diversifying skills and expertise while growing the Board from four to nine members

  • Greatly enhanced Central Office business operations

  • Expanded programming to two new SCCS sites
     

While it’s difficult to imagine SCCS without Judy at the helm, we are excited for SCCS’ next chapter, expanding our work to reduce the disparities we see in Kindergarten readiness and sustained academic achievement. The Board wishes Judy a well-deserved retirement and thanks Judy’s family, Jay and Amelia, for their support during these past six years.

Over the next few months, we’re conducting a thorough search to find Sound Child Care Solutions’ next Executive Director. An interim ED will support SCCS to allow ample time for the completion of this process following Judy’s departure on October 31st, 2021. We’d be remiss if we didn’t thank Judy for extending her retirement date during the pandemic to ensure ongoing support for SCCS Center families and staff. If you have any questions during this transition process, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at lenorejrubin@gmail.com.
 

With Appreciation,
Lenore Rubin
Board Chair, Sound Child Care Solutions

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