OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
"Great vision, without great people, is irrelevant."
— Jim Collins
Executive Director: Annalisa Moore
Annalisa Moore became the Executive Director of CLC Schools in July 2017. Annalisa joined Nea in 2013 and became Nea's Lead Facilitator in February, 2015, after serving as Interim Lead Facilitator since April, 2014. Annalisa is a dedicated educator with more than ten years of administrative experience and over three years in the classroom. She holds a Masters in Education, a multi-subject teaching credential, and a BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in Youth Services and Administration.
In her former role as a District Manager for ASES and 21st Century grants with the Alameda Unified School District, she managed a multi-million dollar budget, oversaw 78 staff, and provided intervention and after-school programs across four elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. Annalisa later joined The Academy of Alameda, a start-up charter school, as their Dean of Students in 2011. In this role, she shifted school culture through programmatic reforms, resulting in a significant decrease in disciplinary issues and API growth each year.
Annalisa believes deeply in CLC School's child-centered educational approach and project-based model. As a 4th-generation educator, she has a passion for learning and understands what is needed to support learners' success. She is eager to continue developing CLC School's successful STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) curriculum.
Annalisa is also deeply committed to Alameda youth and the community. When she is not busy at work, you can find her at home with her husband and three children.
Chief Operations Officer: Theresa Quigley
Theresa Quigley is the Chief Operations Officer for Community Learning Center Schools. She handles Administration, Human Resource Management, and other operations duties. She has been involved in operations planning and management for 30 years and has worked in operations as a member of the U.S. Air Force, a consulting firm for Silicon Valley technology companies, and an elementary school in Los Gatos, CA.
She loves project planning and process improvement and loves serving the children, families, and staff at ACLC and Nea. Theresa has lived in San Jose for 25 years and is a transplant from just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Special Education Director: Neku Pogue
Neku set out on her career path with a passion for social justice in the form of providing equitable education for all learners. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College, she pursued that passion as former Senator Don Perata’s representative to education communities in the East Bay.
Neku found her path to teaching through Oakland Teaching Fellows and became a resource specialist at Westlake Middle School in Oakland in 2007. Since then, she has pioneered innovative special education systems and practices at Westlake as well as facilitated the implementation of effective school wide positive behavior interventions and supports. She has thoroughly enjoyed instructing first and second year Teach for America special educators regarding best practices in the field through Loyola Marymount University since 2013.
California native and proud mother of a seven year old son, Neku received both a Master’s in Public Administration and in Special Education from San Francisco State University. Neku is excited about expanding on her foundation of leading general and special educators alike toward effectively differentiating, accommodating and modifying learning for all students attending CLC schools and beyond.
Technology & Facilities: Calvin Chai
Calvin is from Oakland, but spent much of his childhood in Manchester, CA. After graduating from Oakland High School, he attended Cal State East Bay and graduated with two Bachelor of Science degrees — in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems.
Calvin felt a calling to the education field and worked in the San Leandro Unified School District for three years before becoming the Office Manager at ACLC in 2010. In 2012, he became the Assistant to the Executive Director where he finds great satisfaction in helping implement the CLC Schools educational vision. In his spare time, Calvin enjoys hiking, baking cornbread and building computers; he also loves to work on cars and create his own ethanol fuel.
Admissions & Marketing Manager: Kira Foster
Kira Foster became the Admissions & Marketing Manager in 2018, after serving as the ACLC School Manager for five years. Prior to joining CLCS, Kira worked as a public health researcher and instructor with UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. She conducted research on people’s experiences of Medi-Cal services, unintended pregnancy, diversity in the health professions, and homelessness in Alameda County. Kira holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology and completed doctoral research on health care reform in post-apartheid South Africa.
Kira loves supporting the learners and facilitators at ACLC and Nea. She grew up in California’s Central Valley, has lived on three continents, is the proud parent of a high school senior, and finds the ACLC and Nea communities as interesting, complex and vibrant as any she has studied or lived in.