Ms. Claire Beth

Claire Beth

Claire Beth

 

Director and Teacher – 4s
I am returning “home” after retiring the Prince Georges County Schools where I taught Pre-K and second grade. I am the mother of three former students of CPNS, two daughters and a grandson. I grew up in New York, married and have been in Maryland for thirty four years. I began teaching at CPNS when my daughters were two and four and taught the threes and kindergartners. I bring energy, experience and life-long learning to my new journey here as the Director and teacher of the Pre-K classes.

I earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, and a Certificate in Teacher Leadership, but most of what I have learned has been from the children and their parents, who know them best. The parent participating school model is where adults and children learn and grow together. Parents and children make life-long friends here at the school. Parents find new skills and talents as they work together to manage their children’s school and learn how to transition to a “big kid” school setting as an advocate for students; as members of the PTA or school volunteers. Many have gone on to careers in education, teaching, speech pathology, counseling and the like. My favorite quote from a parent, “I never had the opportunity to attend nursery school or kindergarten, but now with my daughter I have.”