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Claire McConnell

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia

United States

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Claire McConnell is currently seeking to teach in a classroom for grades one through eight. She has obtained years of experience as a teacher with an emphasis on the Waldorf style, an interdisciplinary method of instruction that combines the practical with the artistic and encourages infusing imagination into all learning. Claire McConnell first learned about the style through study in the San Francisco Waldorf Teacher Training course offered by Dorit Winter at the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training. McConnell supplemented her training by serving as an Assistant Preschool Teacher at A Child’s Nest, where she put her learning into practice. 

After completing her training, Claire McConnell moved to New York and gained additional experience as a first-grade teacher at Hawthorne Valley School. Presently. McConnell serves as an Assistant Nursery Teacher at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia, where she leads a group of toddlers. Her daily activities include teaching children many practical skills. 

Claire McConnell also possesses experience teaching adults creative speech and drama, which she has done since 2007. Her instruction includes courses on storytelling, poetry recitation, and acting. She backs her instruction with the education she received from Smith College and from the Artemis School of Speech and Drama in East Grinstead, England. 

In her free time, Claire McConnell takes great care to stay involved in her community. She lends her time and services to the Christian Community, a chapel in Devon, Pennsylvania. To assist the chapel, McConnell hosts and organizes volunteer efforts. She also sits on the board of Hansberry Garden, a community garden and nature center, and serves as a committee chair for the organization. Claire McConnell also practices the movement meditation program 5Rhythms, participates in local writing classes, and makes and sells her own purses.


Claire McConnell - Professional Experience:   


The Waldorf School of Philadelphia 


Sep 1, 2009 - present


The Waldorf School of Philadelphia 

Nursery Assistant

Sep 1, 2009 - Feb 1, 2012


Pennsylvania Eurythmy Ensemble 
Glenmoore , PA, US


Sep 1, 2010 - Feb 1, 2012


Claire McConnell - Education:    


Artemis School of Speech and Drama

Storytelling, Poetry, and Acting

Jan 1, 2007


San Francisco Waldorf Teacher Training

Class teaching (1-8)

Jan 1, 2001


Smith College


Sep 1, 1993 - May 1, 1997



Claire McConnell - Interests:     


Organizing and hosting for the Christian Community church in Devon, West Philadelphia Quaker Worship Group. Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms, creative writing (attending writing classes with local writing teacher Janet Benton at the Word Studio, etsy site- I sell handmade purses at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaireMcConnell

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