Meet The Team

S4A Core values


  • Treat every child with compassion, equality, understanding and respect so they feel secure in all situations
  • Provide opportunities to make a difference to team members
  • Build professional relationships and trust with customers


S4A Business Model 


  • Encourage independent decision-making by team members
  • Share positive information openly, broadly, and deliberately
  • Keep only our highly effective team members
  • Be true to our core values
  • Avoid negativity



  • Our core philosophy is people over process. With this approach, we are a more flexible, stimulating, creative, collaborative and successful together 
  •  Below are the specific behaviors and skills we care about most and look for in our team.





  • You are good at using data to inform your intuition
  • You make decisions based on the long term, not near term




  • You are clear and well spoken when addressing parents and children 
  • You listen well and seek to understand before reacting
  • You maintain calm poise in stressful situations to draw out the clearest thinking
  • You provide honest, helpful, timely feedback to team members




  • You learn rapidly and eagerly
  • You contribute effectively outside of your specialty
  • You seek alternate perspectives




  • You say what you think, when it’s in the best interest of S4A, even if it is uncomfortable
  • You make tough decisions without agonsing
  • You take smart risks and are open to possible failure
  • You question actions inconsistent with our values





  • You inspire others
  • You care intensely about our parents and children we work with
  • You are quietly confident and openly humble




  • You seek what is best for S4A, rather than what is best for yourself 
  • You make time to help team members
  • You share information openly and proactively




  • You create new ideas that prove useful
  • You challenge assumptions, and suggest better approaches
  • You thrive on change




  • You only say things about fellow team members that you say to their face
  • You admit mistakes freely and openly
  • You treat people with respect regardless of their status or disagreement with you




  • You accomplish important work tasks
  • You make your team better
  • You focus on results over process