Meet the Team
Professional. Experienced. Ready to Help.
Through partnerships with educational and social service agencies, our team offers years of experience in establishing effective systems of intervention around behavior, mental health, and social-emotional development.
Jon Eyler, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Jon Eyler is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker on topics of educational psychology and equity. He works with executive leadership to implement cohesive systems of support and lead adaptive change around perception and mindset. Dr. Eyler has worked in public education as a teacher and administrator through various levels of the system– school site, district, and county. In addition to his work as a consultant, he has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California (USC) where he taught courses in Educational Psychology. Today, Jon serves as the CEO for CLS.
Gail Angus, Ed.D.
“Creating space for positive change.”
Chief Financial Officer
Foundation, and Sustainable Surplus Exchange.
Director of Programs
Kenny McCarthy is the Director of Programs for CLS. He provides consultation services for various Tier III programs throughout California, delivering individual coaching and professional learning targeted for classroom staff. He has previously served as a special education teacher using a cognitive-based program model.
Joelle Hood, Ed.D.
"Influencing, Inspiring and Igniting Humans"
As a former “Teacher of the Year” and “Principal of the Year,” Joelle Hood brings over 20 years of experience, energy, and passion to helping all educators thrive. She provides leadership coaching and professional learning to agencies across the nation, specializing in SEL, School Climate, Mindfulness, and Social Emotional Wellness/Resiliency for Educators.
“Explorer of Humanity”
Micki Singer, J.D.
“Social Justice Warrior”
Micki Singer has over 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer, teacher leader, and program director. She specializes in MTSS implementation and is the creator of the Student Justice Center, an innovative peer-operated intervention system aimed at promoting equity through the use of restorative justice in the discipline process. Currently, Micki works as a senior consultant with CLS, providing consultation, professional learning, and coaching to education agencies.
Mary Beth Kropp, Ed.D.
"Every kid deserves a great school!"
“Show up, do right!”
Brooke Warren brings more than 25 years of experience in education in mental health and administration. She has served as a school psychologist, school counselor and Special Education Program Specialist. Additionally, Brooke was instrumental in the development of district-level programs to support students with autism and students with significant mental health needs. Brooke currently brings her solution-focused mindset and strong advocacy skills to her work as a senior consultant.
Debbie Sacks, Ed.D.
"Ride! Leave skid marks."
Lisa Kalldin joined Collaborative Learning Solutions in 2017 as a lead teacher in the Collaborative Learning Program (CLP) a cognitive-based program for students with significant social, emotional and behavioral needs. She brings over ten years experience as a special education teacher, specializing in working with students with learning and emotional-behavioral challenges. Her true passion is mentoring students through positive relationships, high expectations, and a relentless spirit.
"Be honest, show respect, listen and love!"
Program Support Liaison