The League School of Greater Boston selected Cheryl White as its Chief Operating Officer. She succeeds Larry Sauer, who was recently selected by the Board of Directors as the school’s new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. White will lead the school’s day-to-day operation that helps autistic students develop to their fullest potential — socially, emotionally, academically, and behaviorally.
Ms. White spent the past 16 years in a number of leadership roles at the May Institute, a multi-service organization that provides behavioral, educational, and rehabilitative services to adults and children on the autism spectrum. For nine years, she was the Executive Director of the May Institute’s school in Randolph, where she managed daily operations for three school buildings, nine residential homes, and 425 staff members. Prior to the May Institute, she was a social worker for the Department of Social Services.
She holds a Master’s of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from Lasell College, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bridgewater State College.
“Ms. White has quickly taken on multiple responsibilities since starting at the League School at the end of August,” said CEO, Larry Sauer. “Her knowledge and skills will allow her to quickly assume day-to-day responsibilities for the organization, and it’s a pleasure to have her fresh perspective.”
“The League School offers a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on the needs of each student’s individual needs, which was very appealing,” said Ms. White. “There’s a true sense of community at the school, and I look forward to bringing my 16 years of special needs experience to advancing the school’s mission of helping students with autism develop to their fullest potential.”