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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.