Waldorf Staff

Faculty & Staff Directory

Administrative Council

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Carla Comey, Faculty Administrator, Eurythmy Teacher

Antioch University, Masters in Education (2015), Rudolf Steiner College, Bachelor of Arts in Waldorf Education; Eurythmy Spring Valley, Diploma in Eurythmy; Emerson College, Certificate in Pedagogical Eurythmy; Carla is both our Faculty Administrator and still continues to teach eurythmy as part of her FA position. 21 years of Waldorf teaching experience including 8 years of class teaching, 20 years of eurythmy teaching and 13 years of math teaching. Teacher at WSRF since fall 2001, founding member of the Pedagogical Council.

 

 

36cfca9Larry Smith, Business Administrator

Colorado State University Masters in Business Administration; University of New Hampshire Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Administrative responsibilities include serving on the following committees: Administrative Council; Administrative Staff; Human Resources; Finance; Tuition Adjustment; Family Assistance; Community Development; Buildings and Grounds; Ex-Officio member Board of Trustees.

 


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Anne Menconi, Community Development Administrator

Antioch University, Masters in Education (2016), Savannah College of Art and Design/Fort Lewis College: B.A. in Historic Preservation and Design; Indiana University School of Philanthropy: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising. Anne has worked in early childhood and youth development since 1999.  Executive Director of international youth developmental agency, later Executive Director of Bright Future Foundation, a domestic violence and sexual assault organization. Administrative responsibilities include Administrative Council, development/fundraising, marketing, enrollment, Parent Council, and community outreach.  16 years of youth development work including home schooling her own children with a Waldorf Curriculum.

 

 

Specialty Teachers 

 

Heather HandyHeather Handy, Faculty Mentor 

University of Maine at Farmington, Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Minor in Visual and Performing Arts; Antioch New England Graduate School, MEd in Elementary Education and Waldorf Teaching Certificate; 13 years of teaching experience;10 years at WSRF; Maine Certified Special Education Teacher, New Hampshire Certified Elementary Education Teacher.

 

 

 

 

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Ana Cardoso, Eurythmy Teacher

Professional training at College: “Academie voor Euritmie,” The Hague, Netherlands: diploma “Eurythmy Teacher”; medical training in Eurythmy therapy, The Hague. 18 years of teaching experience in Waldorf schools, this is her fifth year at WSRF.

 

 

 

 

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Thea DeRudder, Handwork Teacher

Wesleyan University Bachelor of Arts, Studio Arts and German Studies Double Major; Antioch University Waldorf Teacher Training;  Handwork, Practical Arts, Seasonal Crafts; 10 years of teaching at WSRF.

 

 

 

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Hannah Jackson, Student Support

Appalachian State University, Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Psychology with a Minor in German; Antioch University of New England, Masters in Education with Certification in Waldorf Education; Association for a Healing Education, Certification as a Waldorf Remedial Educator; 12 years of Waldorf teaching, 9 at WSRF.

 

 

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Illinois State University, Bachelor Degree Music Education.  While growing up in the suburbs of Kansas City, Chris had the opportunity to participate in many different kinds of ensembles from marching bands to full symphony orchestras. It was during this time he knew teaching music to kids was going to be in his future. After graduating college, Chris moved to the Roaring Fork Valley and immediately began performing professionally with multiple local bands. Chris now brings his experience and passion for music and teaching into our classroom providing the opportunity for our Waldorf students to learn modern woodwind and brass instruments and be part of an exciting group learning experience.

 

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Music Education at Western Connecticut State University; Studied 2 years with a master Luthier learning how to build violins, Studied many weeks with the Suzuki Institute (Suzuki violin & cello method), Waldorf Music Teacher training at Sunbridge College; 25 years teaching music. Lorraine has taught at WSRF for 17 years.

 

 

 

 

Jimmy ByrneJimmy Byrne, Pianist for Eurythmy

University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Concentration in Public Service; 14 years private music teaching experience; 5th year “teaching” at WSRF.

 

 

Soozie Lindbloom

Soozie LindbloomMovement Teacher

Soozie comes to the Waldorf school with a background as a seasoned experiential educator with the Outward Bound School and as a sustainability educator as the former Director of Youth Education for Solar Energy International.  Her love of creating community, creating art, educating youth, exploring the natural world, and pursuing a lifetime of learning has been nurtured and strengthened as a WSRF kindergarten assistant.  It is Soozie’s goal to create an environment and curriculum where children can feel secure, loved, and supported so that real learning can happen while treating each other with kindness and respect.  In addition to her work at WSRF, Soozie loves to spend her time creating giant puppets, getting outside, stilt walking, playing music with friends, and living life fully with her husband and daughter.

 

 

Early Childhood~ Parent/Child; Peas & Carrots, Musical Story Time

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Holly Richardson, Parent Child Teacher for Musical Story Time, Preschool Teacher

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with independent emphasis in Music; Emerson College, Foundation Year and Teacher Training. Holly has worked in various capacities at the WSRF since 1995 including class teacher, recorder teacher, middle school choir director, Parent Child teacher, eurythmy accompanist, after care teacher, office staff, and more. She is a mother of two children currently at the school.

 

 

heidiHeidi Cox, Kindergarten Assistant, and Peas & Carrots Teacher

Colorado Mesa University, Bachelor in Biology, LifeWays Early Childhood and Human Development Training. Two years creating and teaching Parent/Tot program at River Canyon School (Waldorf inspired); one year teaching assistant experience at River Canyon School; founding member of River Canyon School; 5th year teaching at WSRF; three years of teaching and directing Crystal Children’s Garden (satellite preschool); Member of LifeWays North America and in procress of becoming a LifeWays Representative member (Crystal Children’s Garden).

 

 

Preschool & Kindergarten — Kinderhaus

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Sigrid Fischbacher, Preschool Teacher

Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher training in Vienna, Austria. Seeking adventure, Sigrid and her husband moved to the US in 1990. She came to WSRF through her children in 2000 and has been working in the early childhood program since 2001 as afternoon assistant, morning assistant, co-teacher and now, lead teacher.

 

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Kathryn Camp, Preschool Assistant

University of Alabama, Bachelors of Arts in Publishing; Parent Council member. 6 years with children ages 2-4 in her licensed in-home childcare program. Ran Musical Story Time program with Holly Richardson for many years.

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Rachel JohnsonKindergarten Teacher

Hendrix College, Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and minor in German; Rudolf Steiner College, Foundation Year and EC Teacher Training.  1 year Montessori teaching experience, 9 years of Waldorf teaching experience; 6 years of lead teaching at WSRF; WECAN member.

 

 

 

 

 

Lower School Grades 1-5

 

KincheloeMaggie Kincheloe, Class Teacher, Grade 2

Bachelors of Science in Recreation and Leisure Services Management, Concentration in Outdoor Recreation from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania; Waldorf Teacher Training 2010-2013, Waldorf Institute of Southern California, San Diego.

Ms. Kincheloe’s love of teaching began in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Since then, she has had many adventures teaching both outdoors and indoors in rural upstate New York, the mountains of Southern California and urban San Diego. Ms. Kincheloe is inspired by nature and live music and loves teaching, dancing, hiking, yoga and laughing with her friends and family.

 

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Chanthy An, Class Teacher, Grade 3

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and minor in Anthropology and Business Administration from California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo; Antioch New England Graduate School, MEd in Elementary Education and Waldorf Teaching Certificate 2011-2012. Worked as a nutrition and gardening teacher for public schools and spent many years as a outdoor and environmental educator. Ms. An enjoys snowboarding, surfing, yoga, and making donuts.

 

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Pam Rosenthal, Class Teacher, Grade 4

Waldorf Class Teacher training – Sunbridge College (2009), Associate of Arts – Colorado Mountain College (2008) and continuing education including February conferences 2010 -13 and summer intensives for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades – Rudolf Steiner College and Deer Hill.  Pam comes to us following 3 years as a class teacher at Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder were she carried a class 2nd – 4th grades.  Pam enjoys all types of outdoor activities including alpine skiing, hiking, mountain biking and visits to natural hot springs!  She has a strong love of making music, playing bass and singing in several local bands.

 

 

DSC03043Didianne Gilman, Class Teacher, Grade 5

Montana State University, BA in English/Education, Teacher Training, Rudolf Steiner College;  Pedagogical Council, Care Group, Accreditation; 13 years of Waldorf teaching experience, 12th year at WSRF.

 

 

 

 

Middle School Grades 6 – 8

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Matt Johnson, Class Teacher, Grade 7

The Evergreen State College, BFA with concentration in Ceramics, Waldorf Trained – Micha-el institute, WEASC, Rudolph Steiner College. Class Teacher, 2002 – present, Ceramics teacher (non-Waldorf) 1998 – 2002; 14th year at WSRF.

 

 

 

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Chris Mullally, Class Teacher, Grade 8

California State University Chico, BA Arts/emphasis in Printmaking and Drawing, Regis University Elementary Ed teaching certificate; Currently working toward Waldorf certification at Rudolf Steiner College. 8 years teaching experience.

 

 

 

 

Extended Staff

Harley Stroh, Office Manager, Colorado State University, Bachelor of Arts in English; University of Colorado at Boulder, Masters of Arts in English; Sunbridge College, Waldorf Administration & Community Building; 9.5 years Waldorf administration experience between Monadnock Waldorf School and Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork.

 

29031_10200867397227782_772299327_nCatherine Woolcott, Enrollment Coordinator; San Diego State University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development/Family Studies; Masters of Science Degree with Honors, Counseling; Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist since1994; Licensed Early Childhood Center Director since 2004; 60% enrollment position; coordinate Enrollment Committee, and accountable to BOT; 8 years of employment at WSRF in various capacities since 2003-1 year Kindergarten teacher, 7 years ECC Director responsibilities, 3 years enrollment work; Member CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists since 1988.