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Gifted and talented educator

Clara Tordella, American gifted and talented educator. Certified advanced professional-elementary education and history/social studies Maryland. Named Preservationist of the Year, Preservationist Howard County, 2004; recipient Citizenship, Columbia Foundation, 1989; grantee, Columbia Horizon Foundation, 2003.

Background

Tordella, Clara was born on October 1, 1944 in Seneca Falls, New York, United States. Daughter of Ralph Burnett and Bertha Traver.

Education

Bachelor, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, 1967. Master of Education in Gifted Education, University Maryland, College Park, 1989.

Career

Elementary school teacher Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, Maryland, 1967—1975. Owner, manager, preschool teacher Toddler Fun, Columbia, 1979—1984. Social studies teacher Howard County Public Schools, Ellicott City, 1985—1996.

Gifted and talented resource teacher Howard County Public School Systems, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Certified advanced professional-elementary education and history/social studies Maryland.

Connections

Married James Tordella, June 26, 1971 (deceased February 22, 1996). Children: Michael, William.

father:
Ralph Burnett

mother:
Bertha Traver

spouse:
James Tordella

children:
Michael Tordella

William Tordella