meet our amazing team

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Claire Neary

M.S. Ed., C.S.W.

For as long as she can recall Claire was inspired by her mother Meg – a progressive teacher who fought for the whole child to be educated and for kids to be taught social emotional skills in a foundational way. Meg taught with humor and compassion and Claire had the privilege of working by her side for many years teaching, learning, laughing, co-facilitating and co-writing curriculum content. Meg passed away in 2012. Inspired to carry on her legacy and reach more students Claire founded My Remarkable Self.

Claire received her graduate education from Columbia University and Bank Street College of Education. Claire began her early career at NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital Department of Psychiatry as a research assistant in depression. From there she moved to Family Services of Westchester creating and running a program for at-risk youth. In 2004, Claire joined the faculty at the Ursuline School in New Rochelle, New York teaching Personal Development Education alongside her mother Meg to middle school and high school students.

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Jennifer Hutchinson Morris

M.A., Ed.

After taking some time off from her career to stay at home with her three sons, Jen was thrilled to join the My Remarkable Self team in 2015. MRS allowed her to be back in a classroom with students and also to be a partner in a women run small business- a dream come true! She credits her Dad for inspiring her to run a business and her Mom for always supporting her to find joy in her pursuits.

Jennifer Hutchinson Morris received her MA in Education from Stanford University and her BA from Princeton University. Her career in education entails teaching middle school in both private and public settings, including the American Community School of Athens, Greece, the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA and the Packer Collegiate School in Brooklyn, NY.
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did you know….

  • Years after students participated in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), their academic performance was an average of 13 percentile points higher than students who didn’t participate.

  • SEL enhances young people’s coping skills, resiliency, and emotion identification, which can help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety in the short term.

Claire Neary and Jen Morris smiling at the UN in NYC

frequently asked questions

Yes. We like to work closely with schools and community groups to address the issues most pertinent to them.

Yes – we love to travel and have been all around the US including Chicago, Philadelphia,and Florida.

We prefer a minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 15.

We have been paid by various sources – parents, School/ Parent Organizations and grants from the school district.

Yes. Our most popular workshops are “Strong Girl, Strong World”, “Friendship and the Power of Words” and “Let Failure Fuel You”.

Yes, our program is tailored to work with both genders from grades 2-5. Our Navigating Technology Safely workshop is co-ed and appropriate for students in grades 3- 8. Our weekly classes in schools are tailored to girls but we are open to all who would like to join.

We cover the science and emotions of the puberty journey for females. We discuss the changes your body experiences as well as how to take good care of your body (hygiene) and how to take responsibility for your own body. We use games, props and discussions to help share the information.

Yes, we do. Please reach out if you are in any need of financial assistance.

what people say about what we do

“Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to our students. We appreciate it so much and we know these girls really benefit from it and enjoy it, so thank you.”

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Heather – School Social Worker

“I will take everything to high school. You have changed how I interpret life in ways I cannot describe. I thought before I met you that there was no hope in being successful socially, but you proved me wrong.”

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8th grade student

“The wonderful bonding and feeling of intimacy it leaves us with. Sharing thoughts with my daughter in the support of the group.”

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Parent workshop attendee

let’s get started today!