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Janet McGarveyJanet McGarvey

Executive Director
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.

You can’t understate the importance of a strong education, and a strong education relies on well-supported teachers. I believe that collaboration — both within one’s school and in the community at large — is the best way for educators to feel supported, to learn, to grow, to renew their sense of purpose, and to find greater professional satisfaction. The best part of my work with CATDC is creating opportunities that result in collective inquiry, reflection, and problem solving in the service of excellent teaching and learning.
Janet McGarvey

Eryn 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/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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