Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff love working with students individually to help them meet their individual goals.


Open Positions:

Part-Time Daytime Adult ESOL Teacher (20 hours)

Part-Time Evening Adult ESOL Teacher (10 hours)


ESOL Program Manager

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to penny@clctnedu.org

Penny Aronson

Executive Director

Penny is passionate about literacy. A voracious reader, Penny was bewildered when her children struggled to read. It became her full-time job to teach them. When they returned to school successfully, Penny joined the CLC in 2017 as the HSE Coordinator. Now as the Director, Penny is thrilled to be able to serve those middle schoolers who need help, their families, and our ESOL community. Her vision truly is to foster lifelong literacy.


Dawn Eichhorn

Office Manager 

Dawn wears a lot of hats at the CLC. She is our IT support, database guidance, scheduling, and general cape-wearing superhero when other staff members yell, “help!” Dawn’s administrative background has prepared her to help with all things office-y and gifted her with immeasurable patience.

No need to use a bat signal -- you can email Dawn for any help you need!

Yaquetta Crockett

Reading Intervention Program Manager 

Yaquetta has 18 years of educational experience including, international, and certified in Educational Leadership, Biology, Special Education, and ESOL. With her experience as an Intervention Specialist focusing on academics and behavior for 6 years, Yaquetta is skilled in identifying students' needs and providing the appropriate interventions and strategies for students to excel and succeed. 

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Liz Newsom
ESOL Program Manager
Liz is a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker with Intermediate Spanish speaking skills. She has lived in China working as a digital marketer and teacher. Liz has a passion for linguistics and teaching students to build their English communication skills. We are excited to have her!
Celeste Riley 
Intensive Summer English Program Teacher
Mrs. Riley is a heritage Spanish speaker who was born in Queens, NY. She has interpreted for migrant workers in both NC and Guatemala. She has taught for ESOL programs at Kirby Woods BC, Germantown, Southwest T.C.C. and now for Spanish K-5 at East Academy.  We are excited to see her share her passion and enthusiasm for language teaching as well as look forward to seeing her graduate soon from the University of Memphis with a B.A. in Spanish and E.S.L. She wants you to know, ¡Si se puede!
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