A classroom teacher for more than two decades, Janet McGarvey has been an educator for her entire career. Her work in independent schools in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in Los Angeles has led to Janet’s strong belief in the power of collaboration. She finds that working with other teachers makes her job more fulfilling, and she feels inspired and recharged every time she gets the chance to meet and learn with her fellow educators.
Director of Programs, Los Angeles
Eryn Hoffman has worked in education for more than 15 years. She has been a teacher, curriculum leader, and administrator at several Los Angeles-area independent schools, and has served as a mentor-teacher and professional development coordinator for K-12 teachers in both public and private schools. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and her Doctorate in Education from USC, with a focus on successful models of global education and external partnerships in K-12 schools. In her most recent role before joining the CATDC, Eryn developed and ran Windward School’s Global Education Program, serving as the Director of Global Programs, and also furthered the school’s collaborative efforts and innovative pedagogies through research and outreach as the first-ever Director of the Windward Institute.
For the past ten years, Elaine Cocuzzo has focused her talents on educational organizations. With more than thirty years of experience in accounting, Elaine has worked with nonprofits since 1991. She loves working closely with non-accountant colleagues, demonstrating how strong accounting practices can advance and support their mission, and providing a solid foundation for the entire organization.
Communications Director and Events Coordinator
Tracy Gallagher is passionate about K-12 education and helping teachers become better at their craft. She began her education career at Anova working in special education classrooms and for the last six years in publishing, partnering with thought leaders like Doug Lemov, Michael Fullan, and Daniel Willingham to create useful and inspiring professional development books for teachers and administrators. While at Wiley Publishing she helped manage and grow the Teach Like a Champion brand, solidifying her interest in teacher retention and effectiveness.