About

Leadership

Jeff King, Head of School

Jeff grew up in Greensburg, Kansas. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Emporia State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Newman University. As the son of retired teachers it is no coincidence that in January of 2012 he became the Head of School at MUSE School, CA. Jeff helped design the MUSE School Learning Plan, which is a specific and progressive way to engage students to learn. This Learning Plan includes two of Jeff’s other passions, the Process Communication Model and Self Efficacy. Jeff finds his sweet spot when he is teaching individuals of all ages how to communicate better, to be efficacious, and to follow their passions. Jeff, his wife, and three kids live in Calabasas.


Michelle Garcia, Assistant Head of School

Michelle Garcia has been with MUSE since 2012 and loves working in the MUSE community. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts and received her MBA from Pepperdine University. In her free time, Michelle enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, and dancing.


Caitlin Roche, Campus Director, Early Childhood - Elementary

Caitlin joined the MUSE faculty in 2011 and became the Director of our Early Childhood and Elementary School in 2014.   She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, and experience in the field of education as both a teacher and administrator since 1995. Caitlin is a member of NAEYC (National Association of Education for Young Children) and has implemented and presented Passion Based Learning for the last five years.  Her goal is to help build the best environment for students where they can experience meaningful learning through the discovery of their passions. 

Suzanne McClure, Director of Middle & High School

Suzanne joined the MUSE faculty in 2012 as the Movement Arts Specialist. In 2015, she began serving as the Specialist Manager overseeing music, art, movement, maker and world languages. In 2017, she became the Director of Middle and High School and also currently serves the Muse community as a Process Communication Model (PCM) trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where she majored in dance and minored in art history and arts management. After graduation, Suzanne worked as a Broadway performer for ten years. She has experience in the field of education as a teacher since 1989 and as an administrator since 2003. Her goal at Muse is to support the students in their evolution to live consciously as passionate global champions. 
Matt Cordish, Director of Communications & Enrollment

Matt came on board in February 2016. Matt is a transplant from Cleveland, Ohio. In Cleveland, he was previously the Media Relations and Digital Communications Manager for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and the Marketing Manager for the 2014 Gay Games (where he also won a gold medal for Ice Hockey). Matt has varied experience of working within print, digital, and social media marketing; increasing and rebuilding brand awareness, reputation and experience. In Matt's free time, he spends time with his partner and their two dogs and two cats. Matt also plays for the LA Blades, the country's first LGBT ice hockey team. He is Board Secretary, and runs their social media and website initiatives.


Kathryn Linehan, Director of Development

Kathryn Linehan will develop relationships for MUSE School that span education, media and finance. Her intention is to expand and connect our MUSE community into ever wider circles. She began interacting with MUSE students and faculty when she produced a conference with Sylvia Earle, the renowned marine biologist, explorer, and the first female chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Kathryn most recently served as Senior Advancement Officer for Pepperdine University and was Assistant Director of their Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture. She also serves on the development committee for the Exceptional Children’s Foundation. Kathryn’s business training in development was with Mellon Bank in Wealth Management. She holds a master of arts degree in cinematic media production from Pepperdine and a communication studies degree from University of California, Santa Barbara.