Clare Berke teaches 9th grade English and AP Language & Composition at Banneker, where she also sponsors the Journalism and Amnesty International clubs. Clare is a member of the District’s Common Core Reading Corps and has served as a Core Leader for the Teach Plus Cutting to the Core Professional Learning Series. She is a current fellow with the D.C. cohort of Leading Educators and has previously taught 10th grade English and served as the lead literacy teacher at Coolidge High School. Clare became a teacher after years of listening to her uncle’s tales of teaching science in the Denver Public Schools. She graduated from St. Olaf College with a BA in English and received her MEd in secondary education from George Washington University.