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Claudia Freedman

Westchester - Remote

Math - Reading - Writing - Theater/Drama - Mindfulness - Dance

K - 8th Grade

Originally hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Claudia survived two Polar Vortexes (and a few milder Midwest winters) at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned two degrees: a regular Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film and a Journalism Bachelor of Arts with a focus on strategic communication (advertising and public relations) through the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Upon graduation, she moved to Chicago to start her career at an advertising agency. A year later, Claudia had a not-even-quarter-life crisis and decided to follow in the footsteps of four generations before her to become a teacher. Needless to say, no one was surprised by this career change...she was granted the Senior Superlative of "Teacher's Pet" after all.

Once back in the Bay Area, Claudia attended graduate school and earned her California multiple-subject teaching license with an English Learner Authorization, certifying her to teach all subjects, Kindergarten through 8th grade. She has experience teaching and tutoring in grades Kindergarten through 5th across all subjects in both California and New York City. Currently, Claudia is a 1st grade head teacher at The Caedmon School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Previously, she was a 1st grade head teacher at Nightingale-Bamford School.

In her spare time, you can find her quoting Kristen Wiig, singing Broadway show tunes, or correcting your grammar.

Book I'm reading: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Bas

“Claudia was my son’s second grade teacher. He loved her sense of enthusiasm about everything she taught. As parents, we appreciated her desire for each kid in her classroom to thrive and do his or her individual best. I highly recommend Claudia for anyone who is looking to boost their child’s skills and instill in them a sense of curiosity and appreciation for learning.”

"Claudia is a thoughtful, inspiring teacher with endless energy and patience for all her students.  She is able to see her students as individuals and help them build the confidence that they need in order to succeed.  She is understanding and caring and truly invested in the children that she has the opportunity to teach.  We feel very lucky to have had her as our daughter's teacher!"

"We are fortunate that our daughter attends an excellent elementary school in Marin County, just north of San Francisco: the teachers, administrators, and facilities are all impressive.  Nevertheless, her 2nd grade with teacher Claudia Freedman was a highlight.  Our daughter remembers Claudia as a teacher who made school so much fun.  As parents, we are also grateful for the educational foundation that Claudia established.  Our daughter came out of Claudia's class with strong confidence in her academic and social skills.  This confidence continues to serve her well."

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