Claudia Werner

Claudia Werner

Director

Claudia’s professional career spans a period of thirty-four years, twenty of which were spent in educational administration. She served as a teacher of special education, a K-12 special education consultant, a director of special education, a federal projects director, an assistant high school principal, and principal of a large Class A High School.  Claudia concluded her career as the Head of Upper School (High School principal) at a private international K-12 school in Thorpe, England.  She has served as the President of the Michigan High School Principals Association (MASSP), President of the Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education (MAASE), served on the State Board of Education Task Force and served on the National Council On Standards for International Educational Exchange Programs Accreditation Committee. She has been actively involved in service clubs, her church and local and state organizations. These include Zonta Club International, Habitat for Humanity Women Build, Child Abuse and Neglect Team, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Science Olympiad judge, and Sunday School superintendent and teacher, Youth Group advisor, Vacation Bible School volunteer, Minister of the Word and Minister of the Table (communion assistant).

In September 2018 Claudia was part of a Mission team who traveled to Uganda. It was a life transforming experience. She witnessed poverty, malnourished children, rudimentary educational facilities, lack of educational opportunities for children, insufficient and in most cases nonexistent health and dental care, lack of clean drinking water, and children and adults with no shoes or proper clothing to wear. Inspired by this mission experience and with a desire to serve, Claudia along with Pastor Vicky Lovell assembled a Steering Committee at Zion Lutheran Church to raise the necessary funds to build and equip a family health clinic in the rural and economically depressed area of Sayyi, Uganda.