Claudia Zuorick received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from William Patterson University, after which she began her teaching career in the Jersey City Public Schools. Mrs. Zuorick earned her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Seton Hall University and continued her education at Fordham University where she obtained certification in student personnel services. She studied at New York University, and later obtained certification in child development from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mrs. Zuorick also studied at the New Jersey Institute for training in Psychoanalysis for seven years.
After years as a teacher in the Jersey City Public schools, Mrs. Zuorick went on to become a guidance counselor. Eventually, she was offered an opportunity to train teachers how to systematically build constructive relationships with children. Her work was so well received that teachers, on their own time, came from schools throughout Jersey City to train with her, some of whom work with her to this day.
Mrs. Zuorick and several other public school educators wrote the charter and founded Soaring Heights Charter School. Over time, Mrs. Zuorick has received invitations from all over the state to present workshops for teachers and administrators.