A Letter from Paige:
Dear Frazer Community,
It is with mixed emotions that I share with you the news that I have been offered and am accepting a position with my alma mater, Florida State University. My last day with Frazer Center will be December 22nd, but I will remain available to provide support throughout the transition and with the new CEO.
There were many reasons that prompted my decision, but all of them are related to retirement plans and family circumstances. I truly cherish Frazer Center and the entire community that supports us. I did not make this decision lightly, and I wanted to make certain I was available to answer any questions or concerns you might have.
I am very proud of what has been accomplished at Frazer Center during my nearly ten years at the helm. I walked in the door facing a budgetary crisis and contentious zoning debate, but I leave with Frazer Center in the strongest financial position in history. We have warm and supportive relations with our Lake Claire and Druid Hills neighbors.
I am most proud of the quality of the programs that we offer at Frazer Center. Our innovative approach to inclusion has received national recognition and awards.
- Our inclusion nature-based curriculum is complete with 77 learning units and a training manual.
- We provide our nature-based curriculum free to centers that serve predominantly low-income families and have successfully piloted this approach with Our House, a nonprofit serving children experiencing homelessness.
- The Refugee Intern Training Program has helped us re-open four classrooms closed during the COVID pandemic.
- Our adult participants are spending more time out in the community building friendships than ever before thanks to a pilot program supported by the Sara Giles Moore Foundation.
- We are serving more people than ever with our customized, supported employment services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In short, Frazer Center is in excellent shape and prepared for a dynamic new leader to take it to the next level.
I know that you—the Frazer community—have played an important part in this journey and I want to thank you for your support. I have loved my time at Frazer Center and am so proud to have led this organization and its amazing staff for the last decade.
All the best,