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Meet the ACLC Board

We are grateful for the gifts of time and talent from the members of our skilled and dedicated working Board. The board is comprised of Learners, Alumni, Faculty, Administrators, and Community Members.

Michael McCaffrey, ACLC Lead Facilitator

 Photo of Michael McCaffrey, ACLC Lead FacilitatorMichael McCaffrey joined the ACLC team as Lead Facilitator in 2019, bringing 15 years of experience as an educator and leader in highly successful and diverse middle and high school settings. He received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and his Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Michael has worked with young people all his adult life. He seeks each day to put into action his believe that all students can learn and that all teachers can continue to improve their practice to support students in becoming their best selves.

Before joining ACLC, Michael served as the principal at Epic Charter Academy in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood and helped Epic achieve some of the greatest growth of any middle school program in Oakland. Before that, he spent 11 years at Leadership Public Schools in Hayward as a teacher, teacher leader, Academic Dean, and as Assistant Principal. At ACLC, Michael is excited to lead an already successful team of facilitators to even greater heights in their service of students.

Robert Clark, ACLC Facilitator

Photo of Robert Clark, ACLC FacilitatorRobert Clark joined ACLC as high school Social Science facilitator in 2019. He graduated from San Diego State University in 2011 with a BA in Political Science, and earned his Social Science teaching credential in 2016. Having worked with all age groups, Robert enjoys high school learners the most, due to their curiosity and enthusiasm for the social sciences.

Robert is truly passionate about the subjects he teaches and strongly believes that learners need to be knowledgeable about the events that have shaped the world in which they live. Having lived in San Diego most of his life, being here in the Bay Area is an exciting new chapter for him. He enjoys the outdoors, going to concerts and exploring all the Bay Area has to offer. 

Lynn Kameny, ACLC Facilitator

Lynn Kameny has been facilitating middle and high school English classes and various electives since 1997. She is one of ACLC's founding faculty members. She is currently facilitating English 1, English 2 and Senior Seminar. Having graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in English and receiving a credential from UCB’s Bay Area Writing Project, Lynn enjoys creating learning experiences and projects that make literature and language fun and accessible for learners.

Lynn feels passionately about ACLC's project-based learning model that emphasizes empowering learners to take control of their learning in a democratic community. The connections facilitators and learners build at ACLC create a dynamic learning environment that is engaging and drives her to constantly innovate in her classroom and in the ACLC community.

Lynn is also the proud parent of two ACLC alumni, class of 2006 and class of 2017.

Kimberly Golz-Skuta, ACLC Parent

Kimberly Golz-Skuta is the parent of a learner at ACLC and enjoys supporting ACLC’s dynamic learning environment and diverse community by serving on the ACLC Board.

For the last 7 years Kimberly has been supporting and advocating for the educational needs of children with an emphasis on literacy and STEM Education. Kimberly and her husband, Paul, are the founders of HS Guild 006, the Alameda Chapter of Curiosity Hacked, which is a learner centered nation-wide youth STEAM program founded in Oakland, CA.

Kimberly received a Political Science degree from George Mason University. Her experience includes 25 years in the Healthcare industry, specializing in Information Technology, Product Management and Consulting.

Anthony Steuer, ACLC Parent

Anthony SteuerTony Steuer is the proud parent of a learner who will be graduating from ACLC in 2023. The ACLC learning process and the opportunities it offers learners for real life participation impress Tony. He enjoys supporting this community.  

Tony is the founder of the Insurance Literacy Institute and creator of The Insurance Bill of Rights. He has led the way in establishing a path for Insurance Literacy through his award winning Questions and Answers on Insurance Book Series. Tony has also served on multiple non-profit boards and is pleased to be contributing his experience to ACLC. Tony also serves as a senior analyst to Wikistrat. 

Kaia Foster, ACLC Learner

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Maxwell Hayden, ACLC Learner

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Jim Kaufman, Community Member

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Evan Schmidt, Community Member

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