Claudia Paduraru

Middle School

“Mrs. P.” is originally from Romania. She graduated from Babeș-Bolyai University, a prestigious Transylvanian university,
where she earned a BA in English and French Language and Literature. After teaching ESL in Romania for a few years
(mostly high school level), she moved to California and obtained her California Teaching Credential for English. “As much
as I love languages and literature, I love kids more, and Jesus the most!” Mrs. P. declares.

Along with her two children, Mrs. P. joined Summit in 2019, where she is happy, honored, and blessed to serve the Lord in Middle School, shaping the hearts and minds of a new generation for Christ. The verses that drive Mrs. P.’s life, whether in the classroom, at home, or out in the world, are Jesus’s words found in Matthew 22:36-39 –“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”