ST. LOUIS – August 1, 2016 – Parents as Teachers, an internationally recognized leader in the early childhood home visiting field, announced today that the Board of Directors has named Constance Gully as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 6th. Ms. Gully, who currently serves as Parents as Teachers National Center’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will replace current President and CEO Scott Hippert, who resigned to take on a new role in California as the CEO of LAUP (Los Angeles Universal Preschool).
As unanimous choice by the Parents as Teachers National Center Board of Directors, Ms. Gully will oversee the ongoing work to support the extended network of Parents as Teachers affiliates nationwide.
“The leadership and experience that Constance brings to this interim role, along with the organization’s leadership team and staff, will ensure the continuity of the critically important work of Parents as Teachers,” said Thomas Melzer, Chair, Parents as Teachers Board of Directors. A national search for a new CEO will be initiated by an executive recruiting firm with a targeted completion date by the end of the year.
Prior to joining Parents as Teachers National Center, Ms. Gully held several leadership roles during her 16-year tenure at Harris-Stowe State University, most recently serving as its interim president and executive vice president for business and financial affairs. She has a master’s in business administration and is a certified public accountant.
About Parents as Teachers: Founded in Missouri in 1984, Parents as Teachers serves more than 212,000 children in all 50 U.S. states, more than 100 Tribal organizations, schools and communities, and five other countries. Its internationally recognized network uses an evidence-based model to deliver parent education primarily through personal visits and group meetings, equipping parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children, from birth through kindergarten, for a stronger start in life and greater success in school. Parents as Teachers programs operate in various settings, including schools, hospitals, faith-based organizations and housing communities.