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CATDC Announces New Executive Director

The California Teacher Development Collaborative Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Haney as Executive Director, effective July 1, 2017.

lisaAs an active member and participant of the CATDC, Lisa Haney is well positioned to take on the important work that Janet McGarvey began seventeen years ago. Lisa’s visionary leadership and skilled facilitation provides continuity for our highly collaborative forums, networking opportunities, and inspiring workshops for teachers and administrators. At the CATDC, we’re dedicated to the idea that teachers with a support network are stronger in the classroom, more effective, and better equipped to meet the challenges in today’s educational environment. We are confident that Lisa will uphold these core ideals while energetically guiding our continued growth across California.

Lisa Haney is a lifelong educator of youth and adults. She has served in many positions in her 25-year career at the Athenian School in Danville, California, including International Program Director, Humanities Teacher, Department Chair, and Dean of Faculty Development. Beyond Athenian, Lisa has engaged in teacher education through UC Berkeley Extension, the San Francisco Unified School District, and the Tanzania Ministry of Education.  She lives in Oakland with her husband, Mark Friedman, and has one daughter, Kaia Haney, now a senior at Duke University.

“Providing the right education for our young people is more important than ever. To be the best educators possible, teachers and administrators also need to learn and grow, to connect and collaborate. Under Janet McGarvey’s excellent leadership, CATDC has provided such opportunities. I am deeply honored and very excited about building upon the great work that Janet has done, leading CATDC into this next chapter,” said Lisa about her new role as Executive Director of the CATDC.

Board Chair Virginia Paik adds, “In the course of our search process, Lisa earned the unanimous endorsement of the CATDC Board of Directors. She is deeply passionate about the mission of our organization and has a vision for CATDC’s future that will ensure we thrive through this transition.”

Lisa stood out among a large national pool of talented applicants. Her passion for and commitment to the CATDC was apparent throughout the search process. Please join us in welcoming Lisa to the CATDC.



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