Claire Laquerre


Claire Laquerre, Adjunct Professor at Providence College School of Continuing Education

Highest degree earned: MAT Secondary Education in Biology
School where that degree was earned: Rhode Island College

Current Employer: Woonsocket Education Department (retired in June 2020 after 34 years)

Significant projects:
Designing and instructing the CTE 3 year biotechnology program for Woonsocket Area Career Technical Center.
• Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction (NSHSS): 2012
• Rhode Island College Secondary Education Honoree: 2009
• Presidential Award of Excellence in Teaching (PAEMST): 2007
• Rhode Island Biology Teacher of the Year: (NABT): 1999

My name is Claire (Woodman) Laquerre. I was born in Woonsocket Rhode Island, graduated from Woonsocket High School, and moved on to obtain a science degree. I returned to Woonsocket as a science teacher focusing on teaching science to students with limited English skills. I continued my education at Rhode Island College earning my MAT in Secondary Education concentrating in the Biological Sciences.
At Woonsocket, I was instrumental in constructing a state-of-the-art Biotechnology Laboratory which was used for the CTE Biotechnology program I instructed. I have a love of science and teaching that I take great pleasure in sharing with others. I enjoy doing anything that puts me one with nature. I have slept in the canopies of Belize and have scuba dove many coral reefs. Today, being recently semi-retired, I spend as much time as possible on ski slopes and on biking trails.

Courses taught:
EDU 410/787 General Methods
EDU 402 Educational Measurements

Courses taught: (three at most)
EDU 410/787 General Methods
EDU 402 Educational Measurements