Claudia Moanna

Claudia Moanna was born in Chicago and a few years later, she arrived in California to
experience the 60’s as a young child both in Berkeley and Davis. She spent her middle and high
school years in New Jersey where she looked for any moments she could to immerse herself in
nature. After excursions to Atlantic beaches and hikes along the Appalachian Trail, she decided
to follow memories of camping and hiking in the Sierras and gradually made her way back to
California via Colorado and Washington state. Claudia now lives in Sierra County between the
Middle and North forks of the Yuba River where she enjoys the natural world around her in all
its wildness.
After 19 years of teaching in various capacities at Yuba River Charter School, Nevada City
School of the Arts, Stepping Stones Preschool and Blue Oak Charter School in Chico, she has
returned full circle to Yuba River Charter School here in Nevada City. With a B.A. in
Humanities from New College of California and a multiple subjects teaching credential from
CSU Chico, Claudia is currently involved in the Waldorf Teaching Certification Hybrid program
at Rudolph Steiner College in Fair Oaks.