STAR Inc. Cluster Leader and Senior Supplemental Services Director
Marisa holds a BA from UMASS in “Interdisciplinary Education in Arts and Sciences” and a Master of Science from John Hopkins in Educational Studies, specializing in Mind Brain and Teaching research and Technology Integration. With over 22 years in non-profit education, she has spent a lifetime developing and implementing engaging and educational programming for students of all ages, both nationally and internationally.
During her tenure with STAR Inc., Marisa has worked to expand the instruction of high-quality enrichment education to students across California. As a driving force behind the creation of new professional development programs and the creation of the STAR Resource Station, Marisa has worked as a key administrator and educational leader for the development and production of such programs as "Why the Grey Matters" a brain-based professional development series, The LA County Office of Education's (LACOE) and California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) "After School Handbook" for Arts Integration, and STEAMnation (an interactive learning event in partnership with the county, West LA College and LAUSD;s Beyond the Bell). Most recently, Marisa has spearheaded the development of a series of lesson plans and companion videos for LACOE’s Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL). Additionally, Marisa is proud to have joined the STAR Prep Academy leadership team, overseeing operations and working with an amazing team of educators to offer high-quality, individualized instruction to the SPA middle and high school community.
Regularly presenting within the educational community, Marisa has recently presented professional development workshops for organizations such as the National Arts Guild, California's Association for the Gifted, The STEM Symposium, the Wallis Annenberg Professional Development Program, the Sacramento Arts Commission, and LACOE’s Center for Distance and Online Learning." data-lightbox-theme="dark" data-title="Marisa Cleghorn" href="//images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5a627eae80bd5e420858214a/1570672007387-MCTH1KXKK2RWWYSDYY6Q/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kF-w7ZJcYfRDVxUA0EGwmeRZw-zPPgdn4jUwVcJE1ZvWhcwhEtWJXoshNdA9f1qD7Xj1nVWs2aaTtWBneO2WM-uMu4QA8Ntev4PVNwBicDwI5JLwL0QNTRMn2T9KC2lJBA/CLeghorn%2C-Marisa.jpg">