Claire Koshland has a BA in Art History from Williams College and am MSEd in Early Childhood and General Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education. She is certified in Orton-Gillingham Multi-sensory Reading Instruction for grades K-6.
Which of the Town School values (respect, curiosity, belonging, integrity and joy) do you most identify with, and why?
The Town value that resonates most deeply with me is belonging. I feel that all learning styles should be honored, and I work hard to foster a learning environment where all students feel safe and celebrated. When children feel that sense of 'belonging,' that's when the real magic of learning can happen!
What are your hobbies outside of school?
My free time is spent taking care of my two young kids, Simon and Charlie, and catching up with my family on the east coast. I love exploring new neighborhoods, going to the beach with my dog, running, baking, and of course, reading! I'm also on the Young Professionals' Board of Maloto, a non-profit organization based in Malawi. I am passionate about our work, and I can't wait to go back to Malawi for my next visit!