My name is Claire Osinoff. I’ve been a New York City teacher for 23 years. My career started in a middle school in East Harlem and I plan to finish my career here at MS 118! I am state certified in both English and Social Studies so I enjoy bringing elements of both into my teaching.
I have loved middle school students since the day I started teaching in 1990! I believe that in order to be a good citizen, children need to have a clear knowledge of American history and an understanding of how our democratic government works, both locally and at the federal level.
My goal is to ensure that my students feel confident, so they can become an active part of our democratic system. I strive to consistently present the curriculum in an honest way that is culturally sensitive and gives a genuine picture of our country’s history.