Claire Pasternack Goldsmith

Teaching Fellow, 2003-2004
Tutor and Curriculum Planner 2003-2005


Tell us about one way in which Breakthrough shaped your path?
I still work in education because of Breakthrough! It was with this organization that I fell in love with teaching and first saw myself as a teacher and leader.

Most memorable Breakthrough moment?
Being “spirit girl” in Summer 2003. I felt so lucky to have been chosen and remember dancing with a “spirit pole.” I loved embodying this wonderful character and the responsibility that went with it.

How has Breakthrough stuck with you?
I am still working in education 20 years later!!! Also, being able to work with diverse colleagues! And finally, the notion of backwards planning applies in teaching and in life!