Claire Bergera brings a variety of teaching experiences to FASTB, including a year at an immersion school in the United States, plus an excellent educational record that includes two Master’s Degrees.
Born in a small town in the Loire Department of France to a family of educators, Claire initially pursued a career in communication and human resources, but decided to expand her studies and attained a degree in economic and social administration. This led to an opportunity to work in schools at the nursery and primary level, an experience that changed the course of her career.
Inspired to teach, Claire pursued her Master’s Degree in Teaching, Education and Training from the Teacher Training Program of University of Lyon 1 and added a second Master’s in Public Health for children and adolescents as the first step in obtaining a PhD in Education.
After teaching two years at Lycée Ampère de Lyon, Claire decided to combine teaching with a passion for travel and language learning and landed in Edina, Minnesota, where she taught at the Normandale Elementary French Immersion School for one year. The following year, she taught French at a Waldorf school in Costa Rica. These international experiences exposed her to Montessori, Steiner/Waldorf and Responsible Classroom pedagogies, which fit her teaching approach of positive education for the whole child:
“I am very interested in continuing my immersion education in Florida,” said Claire, “because this opportunity represents the ideal work environment for my vision of teaching.”