Claire joins Manzanita School directly from the Huffington Post where she produced daily segments for its online video component, HuffPost Live. Prior to that she covered education for a local newspaper on the East End of Long Island; taught high school English, journalism and ESL classes in Squaw Valley, CA; and coached high school and middle school basketball teams in New York City. She holds a B.A. in Modern English Literature from University of California, Santa Cruz. When she’s not at school, chances are she’s either running ridiculously long distances, planning mountain excursions, or climbing some rocks.