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Claire O'Connor, MFA

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Claire O'Connor, MFA — Instructor

Claire O’Connor is a teacher and avid traveler with extensive experience teaching high school english and writing.  She has a two Master’s degrees; a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Idaho and a Master of Science in Education from Long Island University.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University. Claire taught high school english and social studies in New York City for five years, in addition to three years spent teaching fiction writing and English composition at the undergraduate level at University of Idaho.  Claire strongly believes in student-centered learning and aims to give her students the tools to become strong readers, innovative thinkers, and confident writers.

 

Claire has balanced her time teaching in the United States with numerous roles around the globe, both as a teacher and volunteer.  She has taught high school English to international students in Morocco, literacy and social skills to students with disabilities in South Africa, English and yoga to teenage girls and women at an Iraqi refugee camp in Greece, and managed volunteer teams to help facilitate the construction of bridges in national conservation areas in Borneo, Malaysia.  In addition to her love of seeing the world, Claire is an avid scuba diver and has volunteered her time in Belize to help raise awareness of reef system health and marine conservation.