B.A. in English, Furman University; M.A. in Secondary English Teaching, CUNY. Claire began her career in the New City Teachers Fellow Program at a middle school in the Bronx over 8 years ago. She is currently a high school English teacher at Herbert H. Lehman High School, a district school in New York. She teaches English language arts and public speaking to 9th, 10, and 11th graders, and assists with curriculum development for both subjects. Claire aspires to be a strong teacher leader and continue following her dream of working with diverse students, leaders, and communities in the field of education.