Claire graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. During her time in college, she was a member of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) and the educational honor society, Kappa Delta Pi. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Elementary Education and a concentration in grades K-6.
Claire moved to California in 2014 in order for her husband to continue his career with the United States Army. Her work with children began in 2006 through an internship in high school which allowed her to focus on serving children diagnosed with Autism in an educational environment. It was from this moment that Claire knew she wanted to pursue a career in the field of education. Upon her acceptance into Austin Peay’s teaching program, Claire student taught 4th grade math and social studies inclusion classes. Claire has since been trained in the field of ABA, and DTT.
Claire has completed observations and clinical teaching rotations at several schools catering to the needs of all children, with various abilities including: Tennessee School for the Blind, Moore Magnet S.T.E.M. Academy, and West Creek Elementary School.
In her spare time, Claire enjoys spending time with her husband and their 8 year old daughter, Madison.