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Ms. Claire Grisanti

Hello! I have been teaching 7th grade literacy at McAuliffe for twenty-one years. Seventh grade is one of the most rewarding age groups to teach. This is such a special time for children as they are transitioning from childhood into the teen years. Children need guidance and encouragement more than ever before as we try to move forward after a very difficult year. 

I was a Jackson resident for many years. I spent several years involved in our parent organizations. I served on the Executive Boards of the Holman and McAuliffe PTAs. I worked for twenty years on the annual McAuliffe Gift Auction, chairing the event for 10 of those years. In 2009, I received the distinguished honors of McAuliffe’s Teacher of the Year and Jackson School District Teacher of the Year. I am proud to be part of the Jackson School District family. 

Whatever challenges we face this year, our school year will be great! I am excited to work with my students and their parents; together we can work towards helping each and every child grow and achieve their goals. I wish everyone a wonderful school year! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at

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