Claudia Gallant

Claudia brings to the board a career in public education experience, with skills in preschool through grade 12 curriculum and assessment development, school and non-profit strategic planning and facilitation, grant writing, teacher evaluation, and public speaking. With a BA in Spanish and extensive post-graduate studies in literacy, Claudia taught many elementary grades at Coronado’s Christ Church Day School then Village Elementary School for 28 years.  

She served as a district coordinator, lead teacher, and ultimately the Senior Director of Learning for the Coronado Unified School District for seven years.  In that role, she oversaw all preschool to grade 12 classroom instruction and assessment, educational programs, Department of Defense grants and strategic planning. Her professional involvements included the Local Planning Council between CUSD and Naval Base Coronado, Coronado Human Relations Commission, Greater San Diego Reading Association, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development membership, and collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education.   

Retiring in June 2017, Claudia now supports CUSD schools by leading the CSF Education Committee. A former 40-year Coronado resident, she has lived in San Diego for the past seven years. Claudia maintains her active involvement in the Coronado community, especially via CSF and the Coronado Historical Association. Claudia, her husband Dan, and their three grown children all graduated from Coronado High School.