ABOUT STAR RESOURCE STATION
STAR RESOURCE STATION is an outreach department of STAR Education, a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit serving students, families, schools and the community. We have provided interactive educational programming for students since 1986, servicing over 60 districts throughout the state. We offer classes in Art and Humanities, Critical Thinking, Technology and Science to identified gifted students and those students who wish to rise to the challenge of a college-level curriculum. Our classes include a continually evolving selection of disciplines that have been developed in collaboration with principals, teachers, district coordinators, parents and students. In each of our project based programs we incorporate California State Standards and provide materials, handouts, and lesson plans that extend the learning into the classroom, thereby enhancing school day learning.
STAR Education is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been selected the leader in innovative educational programming and community-based cultural enrichment projects for over 25 years. STAR services more than 500 schools in over 60 school districts, reaching over a million students and their families every year. STAR works with students, families, schools and communities to provide exceptional educational and cultural enrichment opportunities.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
Katya Bozzi is the co-founder of STAR Education and currently serves as the Executive Director of the organization. She has been a consultant for Vice President Al Gore’s California Town Hall Meeting on After School Programs through the U.S. Department of Education and the White House, Designer and Project Manager for the creation of IQ-GO! Math (formerly Math Plus), as well as a consultant for the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing on federal-and-state-funded after school programs. She also served as a key member of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley’s After School Task Force.
Katya is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including the Colombia Citizen of the Year Presidential Award, Governor Gray Davis Commendation, FÉTE d’Excellence Award in association with the United Nations, NBC’s Unsung Heroes Award, Mayor’s Certificate of Commendation, City of Los Angeles Certificate of Commendation, and the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Award. She has been the guiding force behind STAR Inc. for twenty-five years, and has guided the organization in growing and sustaining education and enrichment programs that now reach more than 1 million Californians every year.
STAR RESOURCE STATION Director (S.R.S.)
Marisa Cleghorn, MS.Ed.
STAR Inc. Cluster Leader and Senior Supplemental Services Director
Marisa holds a BA from UMASS in Interdisciplinary Education in Arts and Sciences and a Masters 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.