Clair Dickinson earned her BS in Secondary English at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan and is certified to teach English and History at the high school level. She also met all of the standards for teaching with technology as outlined by COATT (Consortium for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching with Technology.) Since Clair has met the standards for COATT for beginning teachers, she is considered "highly qualified" to teach introductory computer courses, including Introduction to Microsoft Office and Introduction to Webpages.
She has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Educational Media and Technology through Eastern Michigan University's online distance learning program. The program explores ways to infuse technology into the learning experience so that learning is interactive.
To go along with all this computer interest, Clair has also earned certification in Microsoft Word 2003 at the Expert Level. She has also earned certification as a Microsoft Office 2007 Master, which means she passed 4 of the Office tests: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
In her spare time, Clair is a writer of hardboiled crime noir fiction and has more than 50 short stories published.