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.
Director of Special Education: Annahita Rad (On Leave)
Annahita Rad became the Director of Special Education in 2019, after having served in several capacities at Nea since 2014. Many years as a classroom and master teacher have made Annahita passionate about child-centered learning. As a teacher, department lead, and leadership team member, she challenged colleagues to work with a lens of equity. As Assistant Lead, Lead Facilitator, and Curriculum & Instruction Lead at Nea, she has worked tirelessly to improve instructional practice. She has several years' experience supporting Special Education and working with teams on differentiation and accommodations.
As an EL Learner herself--English is her third language, after Farsi and French--Annahita understands that a diverse educational community requires a variety of approaches to make learning accessible and meaningful to all. Her dedication to a learner-first approach extends outside the classroom and into her practice as a school leader and member of the Diversity Committee, where she advocates for learners and families and helps create user-friendly school policies.
Ms. Rad holds a Master's in Education from UC Davis and a BA in history from UCLA. She is also certified in Business Administration through UC Berkeley, and as a Conflict Mediator through the Restoring Civility Conflict Resolution Program (Los Angeles) where she mentored middle and high school learners to become peer mediators. Annahita has served Alameda youth for the bulk of her career and resides in Alameda with her husband and son and new daughter.
Interim Director of Special Education: Susan Martin
Susan Martin is serving as Interim Director of Special Education while Annahita Rad is on leave. She is a seasoned special education educator who began her career as an AUSD Resource Specialist and quickly became a Special Education Coordinator. In that position, she was instrumental in bringing all of AUSD online with the digital SEIS (Special Education Information) System.
After leaving AUSD, Susan moved into the Director of Special Education position at Larkspur Corte Madera School District, where she established and managed the first full inclusion preschool program for the district. For the last six years, Susan has been with the Sausalito Marin City School District, where she continued her work with equity and inclusion, as well as trauma-informed best practices.
Susan received her BS from the University of San Francisco and holds an MA in Education from Sacramento State University. Throughout her career, Susan has been driven by the principles of equity and inclusion for all learners. She prides herself on building trusting relationships with families. Susan enjoys long walks with her dog Max, yoga and international travel. Her latest adventure was to northeast Morocco with her sister Liz.
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 holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology from UC Berkeley.
Kira loves supporting the learners and facilitators at ACLC and Nea, and is the proud parent of an ACLC alum. She grew up in California’s Central Valley, has lived on three continents, and finds the ACLC and Nea communities as interesting, complex and vibrant as any she has worked or lived in.