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: Monique Arbuckle
Monique Arbuckle became the Director of Special Education for CLC Schools in January 2019. She brings over 23 years of experience in the field of education and demonstrates a passion for working with children and families. Monique is a school psychologist by trade, and was previously a Director of Special Education for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), specifically over the departments of Psychological Services, Due Process and Behavior.
Monique was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA and comes from a family of educators. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at San Diego State University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership. During her 18 years at LAUSD, she conducted special education evaluations, provided counseling services for students with disabilities, developed pre-referral interventions, collaborated with teachers, and worked closely with parents and school teams to ensure academic and behavioral success for all students. Monique was attracted to CLCS for its small community and learner-focused mindset.
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 holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology.
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.