Miss Claire Westbury



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with a Content Emphasis and Minor in Speech Pathology from Northern Arizona University.

Miss Claire Westbury

Here I am...Miss Westbury :)  Most commonly known around campus as: "...that teacher who loves Pirates" and "...the one with all the socks".  I am a proud daugter of immigrant parents and the first American born in my family.  I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2001 with my degree in Education and my minor in Speech Pathology.  Culture, community, and respect are the foundational pillars of our class (which I refer to as a 'ship') and we do things together.  Students in my class become the reason for success.  They quickly see why they are affectionately referred to as my 'crew'.  It takes everyone to get everything done.  I set high expectations, but I love education and I love everything about it.  I care deeply about everyone who walks through my door each and every day.  

I've been a teacher in the Deer Valley Unified School District for the last 19 years and I am excited to begin year 20 with your student aboard our classroom ship, "The Arrow", for another adventurous academic year! This year, we will be covering a wide variety of academics ranging in various depths of knowledge and the expectation is ALL students will be encouraged to go above and beyond the expectations at ALL times.  Our class is very challenging because students (also affectionately referred to as: Pirates) deserve to be pushed towards excellence.  In our classroom, we don't do easy...we make easy happen through hard work and learning.  All Pirates are role models around our campus and we always follow ALL school rules ALL the times.  Pirates can always expect to make sure that SNAP and FLASH are actively happening because RESPECT happens all day, every day.  Our ship is a great place to be.  It's my favorite, actually.  

When you need to reach me, please don't hesitate.  I am available by email - claire.westbury@dvusd.org        


Please allow 24 hours for me to reply.  I will return your request, keeping in mind that your Pirate's academics is the number one priority and messages are returned usually before or after school.


Contact information for The Traditional Academy at Bellair:

4701 E. Grovers Ave.

Glendale, AZ 85308


Front office line - (602) 467 - 5700

Breathe it in.  Love it out.  Roll Tide.