Clare Bonn graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Sociology. She has worked for 22 years with school-age children in childcare, recreational classes, and classroom settings. She taught in a seated classroom for 3 years utilizing Blackbird and Company curriculum, and currently is a an online tutor for the company's Pages classes. She believes every child’s voice should be valued and every unique gift cultivated. Because every child is differently abled, she believes we teachers must meet the needs of each individual. Clare has three differently-abled children who all learned to be exceptionally authentic readers, writers, and thinkers using Blackbird and Company curriculum. You can find Clare during her free time in the garden or reading a good book.