ACLC leadership Team
"Teamwork divides the tasks and multiplies the success."
Lead Facilitator: Jeremy Goodreau
Jeremy Goodreau became ACLC's Lead Facilitator in July of 2017. He is incredibly excited to be working with such motivated and talented people at ACLC! Jeremy graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Kinesiology and History, and earned his M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston. He met his wife in college, and recently moved to the area with their two dogs. They are incredibly happy to be here with such wonderful weather and people!
For the past six years, Jeremy worked at a private boarding school for low-income students near Houston. While there he served in many roles, most recently as the Head of Upper School, a role in which he worked to build a strong community that learns together. Prior to that, he worked in program support for a charter school in Houston, as a medical research tech, and as an athletic trainer.
Curriculum and Instruction Lead: David Hoopes
David Hoopes joined the ACLC team as Lead Facilitator in 2012 and has been a strong stablizing force during ACLC's recent moves. Despite two moves in two years, Hoopes increased ACLC's API scores to 869 (the top high school API in Alameda) and maintained full enrollment during challenging times.
Now that ACLC has landed in its permanent location at 1900 Third Street, David is eager refocus the school on what it does best - educating the leaders of tomorrow. In addition to his dedication to academic rigor, David is a long-term advocate of project-based learning and creating a robust and engaging school culture - all core ACLC values.
David says, "I'm passionate about educating students so they can excel and contribute in a rapidly-changing world and global economy. Kids gain deeper understanding when they engage in project-based learning because it challenges them take initiative and think outside the box. Our approach develops learners' skills in critical thinking and problem-solving, and helps them synthesize complex concepts. Not only does this prepare them for college, it creates confident leaders in the real world."
David came to ACLC from Envision Schools: Impact Academy of Arts and Technology in Hayward, CA, where he served as Principal. Under his guidance, this fledgling charter increased API scores by 75 points and secured WASC accreditation and a 5-year charter renewal.
Previously, as Academic Dean at Leadership Public Schools (Hayward), Hoopes implemented innovative instructional strategies and increased API scores by 89 points in two years. Earlier, he was an Instructional Coach for various Leadership Public Schools in the Bay Area; and prior to that, a curriculum coach, department chair and social sciences teacher in Richmond and Fremont, CA, as well as in international schools in Italy and Brazil.
David became ACLC's Curriculum and Instruction Lead in 2017.
School Manager: Kira Foster
Kira Foster joined the ACLC team as School Manager in 2013. Kira came to ACLC after a 20-year career as a public health researcher. She started in 1991 as a field interviewer at the UC Berkeley Survey Research Center and has conducted research on homelessness, diversity in the health professions, unintended pregnancy, and user experiences of Medi-Cal services.
Kira has lived on three continents, including three years in Denmark and two years in Southern Africa. She holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology and conducted her doctoral research on health care reform in post-apartheid South Africa.
Kira is the parent of an ACLC Learner and, as an anthropologist, finds ACLC as interesting, complex and vibrant a community as any she has studied or lived in.
School Counselor: Isabel Berrospe
Bio coming soon...