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Scarlet Sy

Chief Financial Officer

Pacific Charter School Development

Koya Leadership Partners worked with the Pacific Charter School Development (PCSD) on its Chief Financial Officer search. Our work with PCSD resulted in the placement of Scarlet Sy.

Scarlet Sy Bio 

Scarlet Sy is the Chief Financial Officer at Pacific Charter School Development. PCSD’s mission is to provide long-term affordable facilities solutions to increase the availability of high quality charter schools for underserved students.

Prior to joining PCSD, Sy served for thirteen years as the Director of Finance for the Little Tokyo Service Center, a complex community development organization offering a wide array of services, including social services, childcare programs, asset and property management, and real estate development. She helped guide LTSC as it grew in size and complexity, developing advanced financial accounting and analysis systems, leading teams and projects, and serving as a member of its Executive Management team.

Sy worked as a teacher before making the transition to nonprofit accounting and management through coursework at UCSB Extension and UCLA Extension. Her values are deeply rooted in a commitment to social justice, and she has always felt that providing access to quality public education, particularly for historically disenfranchised and low-income communities, is at the core of any solution to address socio-economic inequities.

Sy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies, with a minor in Philosophy from Scripps College, and she also studied Law and Philosophy at the London School of Economics.