Le-Angela Thompson, who joined SYF on April 25 as Chief Operations Officer. She comes to SYF as a highly motivated strategic thinking people leader, that is able to drive high team performance through continuous process improvement centered around customer experience and company objectives. Le-Angela is joining SYF to keep a top-down view of our processes in order to ensure that we are effectively using all our resources to better the education and lives of the student at our Academies. In addition to her professional work, Le-Angela has been a long-time volunteer in the educational space, having volunteered with the Center for Leadership Development and UNCF for 15 years combined. The staff is excited about what Le-Angela will bring to the team!

Kimb Stewart is back! Kimb served as the Education Services Coordinator for SYF in 2015 and left in 2017 to work for the Indiana Department of Education. She’s happy to be back with SYF as the Director of Programs Services. Kimb comes back to SYF with a bevy of educational, alternative, and traditional, experiences, and is primed and ready to assist SYF Academies in all their needs. Kimb believes that the key to truly successful alternative education programs is the teachers and administrators who work diligently and faithfully to provide an education to their students while also acknowledging and understanding their unique needs and experiences. Her job at SYF is to provide Academies with resources and opportunities to enable them to help their students graduate fully prepared for their next step, whether it be enrollment in a post-secondary institution, enlistment, or employment.  She will also be studying the impact of all of the services, resources, and opportunities provided to the network.

Alexia Evans joined SYF on May 2. Hailing from Michigan, Alexia currently works as an Executive Assistant at Simon Property Group. She is joined SYF as the Administrative Coordinator for the Foundation, focusing on Foundation activities and Advancement needs. She became involved with SYF when she raised her hand saying, “I want to help.” Speaking up lead her to the opportunity to join the team!