Claire is Mills Teacher Scholars’ adult learning artist-in-residence. A former Carnegie Scholar with a research focus on developing teaching leadership, she specializes in how to let passion lead learning for adults. She supports three groups of teacher scholars: the teachers at Anna Yates Elementary in Emery Unified who are focusing on academic discussion across all grades and disciplines, TK-8; a cross-district team of Berkeley Unified music teachers investigating how to support students of color in pursuing musical education beyond the elementary years; and a group of Early Childhood Education Teacher Leaders in Berkeley Unified who are leading their colleagues in Professional Learning Communities with a focus on Social and Emotional Development. In addition to her site-based work, Claire designs the ongoing development of Mills Teacher Scholars sites and advises the organization on how to support long-term sites in sustaining their inquiry communities over many years. She also plays a key role in training and supporting new Mills Teacher Scholars facilitators. Previously, she taught science at Bancroft Middle School in San Leandro Unified for nine years and has been a district mentor, department chair, and cooperating teacher. Claire received her B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology as well as her M.A. in Education in Math, Science, and Technology from UC Berkeley.