New Chief Operating Officer Touts School’s Multi-disciplinary and Team Approach
New Chief Operating Officer, Cheryl White, found the job opening online and enthusiastically applied. “The League School offers a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on each student’s individual needs,” said Cheryl. “Everyone at the school is extremely welcoming, informative, and graciously shares information. There’s a true sense of community, 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.”
“Cheryl has quickly taken on responsibilities since starting at the League School at the end of August,” said Chief Executive Officer, Larry Sauer. “Her knowledge and skills will allow her to quickly assume day-to-day responsibilities for the organization, which will enable me to spend more time on the outward-facing needs of the school.”
Cheryl 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. She’s particularly proud of two initiatives that she undertook:
- Building a database incident reporting system that’s now used across the organization
- Improving the diversity, inclusiveness, and morale across the management and residential staff.
Prior to the May Institute, she was a social worker for the Department of Children and Families. 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.
At the League School, she’s identified two initiatives that she’d like to advance:
- Continuing to integrate the residential and school programs to advance each student’s individual needs
- Creating a digital records database that allows uniform reporting across staff shifts, saves staff time, enables quick adjustments for regulation changes, and is customizable as needs change.
“It’s a pleasure to have Cheryl’s fresh perspective,” said Larry. “She’s been a great addition to our team.”