OUR MISSION

Shattering limitations to enable people touched by disability, serving their unique journey through advocacy, therapy, and education.

OUR VISION

Be the premier service provider in NWA for people touched by disability.

OUR VALUES

COMPASSION

Celebrating and connecting with people through shared achievements and experiences. 

 

INCLUSION

Everyone has an opportunity to

thrive and succeed. 

 

EMPOWERMENT

Fostering the power of teamwork to make decisions and take action. 

COLLABORATION

Generating a network of partnerships and services that values active participation. 

CREATIVITY

Crafting innovation and out of the box ideas that spark enthusiasm. 

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OUR HISTORY

For years, having a disability meant being labeled or underestimated for the rest of your life. In every space, individuals would be categorized, written off, or separated. Thankfully, Sunshine School & Development Center was founded with a commitment to seeing potential, not problems.

Since 1958, Sunshine School has served thousands of people in the community by offering a range of services in order to benefit every child and client that we serve.

 

Our mission is to shatter limitations to enable people touched by disability, serving their unique journey through advocacy, therapy, and education.

 

Because of our work, families are better advocates, students aren't limited by their labels, and adults with disabilities thrive in their communities.

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OUR ACCREDITATION

Sunshine School & Development Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered as tax-exempt with the IRS.

We are a Better Beginning accredited child-care provider. Better Beginnings is Arkansas’ quality rating improvement system for child care, early education and school-age programs that have gone above and beyond the state minimum requirements. Better Beginnings connects Arkansas families with the information and care that helps children experience a safe, happy and healthy childhood. We have the highest Better Beginning rating.

We are partners with United Way of Northwest Arkansas.

 

LEADERSHIP

2022-2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: JoAnn Stevens, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Vice President: Jim Daniels, Reckitt

Secretary/Treasurer: Matt Murphy, Walmart

Paul Beahm

John Brown, Tastykake

Sean Grady

Amy Koch, Bell

Warren Moore, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Greg Parker, GSK

Erica Preston, Simmons Bank

Cassie Ross, Henkel Shopper Engagement

Emeritus Directors:

Dr. Barry Allen

Doug McMillion

The Board of Directors meets the fourth Thursday in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

EXECUTIVE STAFF

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JARROD REEVES

SUNSHINE SCHOOL
CEO

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KARYN WALKER

DIRECTOR OF
CHILDREN'S SERVICES

MORE INFO COMING SOON

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TIFFANY BLACK

DIRECTOR OF
ADULT SERVICES

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ELIZABETH DUNCAN

DIRECTOR OF
HUMAN RESOURCES

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ELIZABETH BROWN

DIRECTOR OF
CLINICAL SERVICES

MORE INFO COMING SOON

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SUSANNAH FUQUAY

DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPY
& DEVELOPMENT

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JILL KLEINEBRIEL

DIRECTOR OF
LICENSING

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SUSANNE JACKSON

DIRECTOR OF
FINANCE

 

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