Claudia Engel is currently a 4th grade classroom teacher at PS 25 in Brooklyn, New York – located in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Over eight years ago Claudia started her teaching career as a NYC Teaching Fellow at PS 25. She has been a team leader and model classroom site at PS 25 for many years. Claudia has assisted her colleagues in organizing and implementing classroom management techniques to further student achievement. Claudia had the only class in her school to have 100% of her students pass both the ELA and Math NY State Test with proficiency or higher. Claudia received a B.A. from Cornell University in 2002 and a M.S. in Teaching from Pace University in 2006. As a 2012 SPA NYC cohort she looks forward to developing the skills needed to become a strong school leader who can create a rigorous, structured and positive learning environment in which all learners, even those at high-risk, can reach their maximum potential.