Claudia Alp

MS Art

I’m the Middle School Art Teacher at McLean. I grew up in Germany and immigrated to the United States 11 years ago. I was always fascinated by art and, when I was in high school, decided that I wanted to become a teacher to be able to introduce children to the world of art. I studied at the Teachers College in Freiburg, Germany, where I successfully completed the First and Second State Exams for Teachers in Studio Art, Math, and Physical Education. After my certification I taught these subjects in Germany for several years. After I moved to the United States, I started teaching Visual Art at McLean in 2006. While working here, I completed a Master’s Degree in Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. I also hold a professional certification for the State of Maryland for Pre-K-12 Art. In my spare time I work on my own art projects and participate in studio art programs at various local institutions. Next to teaching and art, I like sports, going to museums, reading books, going out with friends, and watching movies. 

K-12 College Preparatory School Supporting Bright Students’ Individual Strengths and Challenges.

McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. McLean has for over sixty years been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and challenges related to anxiety and executive functioning. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854  301.299.8277