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Miss Claire E. Westbury
Good Day Traditional Academy at Bellair Families! I am Miss Westbury, a proud teacher and team member, at this incredible campus. I have been teaching fifth grade for 19 years, so this is going to be my 20th year in 2020! I love my job. I love everything about teaching. Teaching is a work of heart, art, mind, body, and soul. I believe that I must have a vested and loving educational commitment to whomever walks through my door day in and day out. I am a proud graduate of Northern Arizona University (GO JACKS!) where I majored in Elementary Education and minored in Speech Pathology. I am the proud daughter of immigrant parents and the FIRST person in my family to be born in America! With that said, naturally, I love to teach Social Studies and all things History related. I am fascinated with making things balance, explode, multiply, divide, the Human body, the Universe, and The American Revolution. You may know about my absolute adoration for all things Pirate-related, and there's a purely logical reason behid it. Aside from the historical aspect - it takes a crew to run a ship. Everyone must unite to do their work...from the small job to the biggest. Sailing the fifth grade seas is a journey you will remember forever, and as your Captain, it's my job to get us all there. Together.
When I'm not navigating the waters of the Educational Ocean; I love to paint, draw, create, bake, cook, hike, spend time with family and loved one, watch movies, and enjoy all my extra time with my dog - Davey Jones. He's my First Mate and Co-captain in life. We go lots of places together and he's just amazing.