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Teacher Tuesday: Claire Mrozek

Claire Mrozek, Upper School History Teacher and Junior Dean

How long have you been at ESD?

"This is my 35th year."

What's your favorite class/project?

"If I had to pick, I really like the research paper because I get a chance to work more with students individually and see their thinking evolve."

What was your favorite subject in school?

"History and English"

What's your favorite spot on campus?

"My classroom"

What's your favorite sweet treat/candy?

"Dark Chocolate"

Did you always know you wanted to be a teacher?

"I figured out I wanted to be a teacher when I was 17. I had a really great teacher who challenged me in all the best ways, and I thought that seemed like a pretty rewarding life."

What's a fun fact about you?

"I made a radio commercial when I was six that helped me pay for my first car and grad school."

What's your hobby?

"Reading/exercising/being outside"

What do you love most about ESD?

"When students say a sincere thank you on their way out the door."

What is one tip you would give to students?

"Learn how to ask for help. What teachers want you to do is supposed to be hard; let them help you if you need it."