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Staff

lisaLisa Haney

Executive Director
Lisa Haney is a lifelong educator of youth and adults. In her 25-year career at the Athenian School in Danville, California, she served in many roles, including English teacher, international program director, and humanities department chair. In her most recent capacity as dean of faculty development, Lisa spearheaded a process to develop Athenian’s Standards of Excellent Teaching and design a comprehensive new professional development and evaluation program. Beyond Athenian, Lisa has engaged in teacher education through UC Berkeley Extension, as well as the Berkeley and San Francisco Unified School Districts. An expert in cross cultural communication, Lisa was selected to be an English Language Fellow with the US State Department in 2006 to help improve English language education in Tanzania, working directly with primary school teachers as well as developing and delivering an in-service training program which was adopted by the Tanzanian Ministry of Education and replicated nationwide. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.A.T. from the School for International Training, Vermont.

I see the CATDC as a dynamic and caring community of teachers, learners and leaders, collaborating to spark innovation and foster excellent education for our students.
Lisa Haney


erynphotoEryn Hoffman

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.

Providing teachers and administrators the time and space to collaborate with each other about their craft is inspiring to watch. The learning that occurs when teachers and leaders have the opportunity to learn among and from one another is transformative, both for the teacher/leader and for his or her students!
Eryn Hoffman


Elaine_smElaine Cocuzzo

Business Manager
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.

I find working collaboratively ensures a more thoughtful outcome on any issue. It’s eye opening and enriching to hear other points of view.
Elaine Cocuzzo


Tracy Gallagher

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.

Teaching can be a solitary profession and many new teachers don’t feel adequately supported or trained. By coming together, teachers and administrators tap into their most valuable resource, each other. 
Tracy Gallagher

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