An Exciting Announcement from our Co-Founder and Executive Director:
I have very exciting news to share with you! This month (February), I will be transitioning to a new full-time role as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Sound Discipline. In this role I will direct our new District Partnership Model, which is aimed at reaching more schools across a broader region by training district coaches who then train staff directly. This new position taps what I do best and stirs my deepest passions.
Our Board of Directors decided to bring on a Transitional Executive Director to lead Sound Discipline for part of the next year. This plan gives Sound Discipline the advantage of bringing in a fresh perspective, allowing us to devote time to thoughtfully search for our next permanent Executive Director, as well as support Sound Discipline’s programmatic expansion via the District Partnership Model.
In January, after a rigorous search process, Andrea John-Smith was unanimously selected as our Transitional Executive Director. Andrea brings many years’ experience in consulting with a strategic viewpoint. Most recently, she served as Interim Executive Director for MENTOR Washington. She has a deep commitment to equity, social justice, and community building. Andrea began working for Sound Discipline at the beginning of February and plans to serve in this role for approximately six months until a permanent Executive Director is hired.
I’m thrilled to work with Andrea, and I have great confidence in the skills she brings to Sound Discipline.
I am very happy to talk with you about how Sound Discipline's work, that I love and believe in so deeply, is being supported and strengthened by this leadership transition. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (425) 530-1289 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Sound Discipline