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I strive for my students to experience hands-on, in-depth, interdisciplinary learning experiences that connect the classroom and the field. Much of my teaching is inquiry-based and individually-tailored, using progressive practices such as the project approach and valuing social justice education and service learning as essential components of my work with children.
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center Diane Homiak Teacher Award--Co-Recipient January 2003
Georgetown University--MALS in Literature Northern Virginia Community College--Early Childhood Education Coursework fulfilling District of Columbia lead teacher requirements Sweet Briar College--BA in Italian Studies Universita di Urbino--JYA Program
"Golden Delicious" represents Anne-Claire and Sophie, sisters separated by an ocean but who are using the magic of the internet to collaborate on their projects. Anne-Claire has been a teacher for over 15 years to children as young as two and as old as eight, including a number of years spent in multi-age classrooms. Currently, she co-teaches Second Grade in a progressive, independent school in Washington, DC. She is passionate about connecting the classroom to the outside world and creating hands-on opportunities for her students to learn and grow. She and her husband are parents to two young children. Anne-Claire holds a Masters degree in Literature from Georgetown University. Sophie has a Masters degree in Advertising from Boston University. She currently lives in England, where she is raising three young boys with her husband, who is also a teacher. Sophie has extensive experience in designing paper products ranging from sophisticated wedding invitations to charming children’s birthday party materials. Anne-Claire and Sophie are combining their experiences to bring high quality lesson plans and classroom activities. The sisters regularly stay in touch with each other through weekend Skype sessions.