Meet the Management Team

  • Clarise C. Lyon
    Clarise C. Lyon

    Clarise C. Lyon is committed to preparing students to achieve their fullest potential.

    She has been a public school teacher for more than 14 years and holds a Master’s Degree from Mary Baldwin College, a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Bachelor’s degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo.

    Clarise became passionate about assessing and developing programs that address neuroplasticity after participating in continuing education classes at the University of Virginia Curry School in Speech Language Pathology and the Reading Specialist Program, as well as attending UCSC for Educational Therapy. She realized the power and impact that these brain building programs have on the foundation for academic learning.

    Additionally, she has training and experience in creating programs that enable her to provide sensory integration and cognitive/sensory-motor integration therapy into her practice. She is skilled at using diagnostic testing to design and implement therapeutic programs to enhance the learning for both children and adults alike.

    Clarise believes that the most important attitude is the desire to pursue all types of learning, and she has dedicated her life to fostering that love within all those she encounters.

  • Jean B. Yoshida
    Jean B. Yoshida

    Jean B. Yoshida finds immense joy by working with children in all capacities!

    Jean received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from San Diego State University. She has nearly 15 years of experience working in the field of special education in which she has held various roles to assist children in classrooms, their homes and community. In addition to supporting educators and administrators to meet students’ academic goals, she has collaborated with parents to address behavioral needs of her students as well. She is trained in the areas of Applied Behavior Analysis, Picture Exchange Communication System, Discrete Trial Training, Pivotal Response Training, and Behavioral Contingencies.

    Since joining the Lyon Learning Center teaching staff, she has been fully trained to provide sensory integration strategies through Integrated Listening Systems and the Interactive Metronome. Additionally, Jean is trained to provide literacy instruction using Orton Gillingham strategies through a program called the Wilson Training Reading and Language Program.

    Jean continues to volunteer at events to help fundraise for both autism and specifically brain cancer research. She has been a Wish Grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the past two years, helping make the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions come true.