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Claire Hamblen

Major

Elementary Education; Middle School Concentration

Hometown

Franklin, TN

More about Claire Hamblen

Claire Hamblen has dreamed of being a teacher since kindergarten.

“When I was a kid, I would always spend my money at the parent-teacher store.”

At Mississippi State, Claire is turning those childhood dreams into a real-life career. Even though she’s still a student herself, Claire spends most of her days working alongside teachers in local schools and gaining experience with different subjects and grade levels.

“It’s special that Starkville has such a good relationship with Mississippi State, where we can have connections and opportunities to work hands-on with students.”