Sister Peg Regan to retire as Caroline House executive director
Sister Peg Regan, SSND, who has served as executive director of Caroline House since 2010, has announced that she will retire from the position on June 30, 2016.
Sister Grace D'Amico, SSND, chair of the Caroline House Board of Directors said, “During her six-year tenure as executive director, Sister Peg has enhanced Caroline House in so many ways — the building has been expanded; more programs are being offered; the number of women and children attending has grown — to name a few. Most of all, she has shown a generosity of spirit and genuine concern for every person who walks in the door, whether to learn, to volunteer, or to contribute resources to the mission of Caroline House. Sister Peg’s clear vision, her profound sense of mission, and her servant leadership have brought Caroline House to a new level, positioned for even greater success as we move into our 22nd year of enabling women and children to reach the fullness of their potential through education in English language and life skills.”
In her future ministry, Sister Peg Regan plans to help individuals and families with immigration procedures. She also hopes to expand English language classes in the Norwalk area. Sister Peg said, “As I come to the end of my term as executive director of Caroline House, I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know and work with many wonderful people who I now consider to be my friends. My life has been enriched by the students, faculty, staff, board members, and benefactors who together have woven the fabric of Caroline House. Part of my heart will always be at Caroline House.”
The Board of Directors of Caroline House has formed an executive transition team, and a process is in place to identify and consider candidates to fill the executive director position. Caroline House is well prepared for the leadership transition, having the full involvement of board members and staff and the resources necessary to maintain a stable and effective organization throughout the process. “The Board of Directors and School Sisters of Notre Dame, who sponsor Caroline House, are very grateful to Sister Peg for her dedication and tireless efforts, and we wish her well in her new ministry,” said Sister Grace D'Amico. “At the same time, we are committed to selecting a new executive director who will build on Sister Peg‟s excellent work with immigrant women and children who look to Caroline House for education and mutual support in a community atmosphere.”
About Caroline House
Founded in 1995, Caroline House is a literacy education center located on the East Side of Bridgeport, Connecticut. English for Speakers of Other Languages, literacy, life skills, citizenship, preschool, and children‟s tutoring programs serve low-income women and children. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. Classes are held in a safe and welcoming environment to inspire confidence, hope, lifelong learning and achievement. The Caroline House mission is: To enable women and children to reach the fullness of their potential through education in English language and life skills. For more information, visit thecarolinehouse.org.