Waldorf Staff

Faculty & Staff Directory

Administrative Council

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Carla Comey, Faculty Administrator, Eurythmy Teacher, 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, University of New Hampshire Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Colorado State University Masters in Business Administration; 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; First year at WSRF; Member Carbondale Rotary Club.

 

 300579_10150324278792973_2057841585_nAnne Menconi, Community Development Administrator, 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; Has worked in early childhood and youth development since 1999.  Executive Director of international youth developmental agency; developed renown curriculum studied by Harvard, University of Texas, and child psychology research entities.  Focus on prevention, intervention & treatment.  Administrative responsibilities include Administrative Council, development/fundraising, marketing, enrollment, community outreach, relationships, and strategic partnerships.  14 years of youth development work including home schooling her own children with a Waldorf Curriculum.

 

 

Specialty Teachers 

 

Heather 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 2002-2003; 8th grade main lesson, 2 periods 8th grade arts, 1 period 8th grade class meeting, 3 periods 6th grade math, full time; 13 prep hours; Care Group; 11 years of teaching experience; 8 years at WSRF; Maine Certified Special Education Teacher, New Hampshire Certified Elementary Education Teacher.

 

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Ana Cardozo, Eurythmy Teacher, professional training at College: “Academie voor Euritmie,” The Hague, Netherlands: diploma “Eurythmy Teacher”; medical training in Eurythmy therapy, The Hague. 16 years of teaching experience in Waldorf schools, this is her third 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; Faculty representative on the Board of Trustees, Community Development Committee, Hands and Heart Committee, Winterfaire & Mayfaire;  8 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, 7 at WSRF.

 

IMG_0622Chris Harrison, Specialty Music Instructor and Instrumental Winds, 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.

 

Lorraine cello 2 IMG_2538Lorraine Curry, Eurythmy accompanist, 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), 2 weeks of Waldorf Music Teacher training at Sunbridge College; 25 years teaching music, mainly teaching the violin and the cello to students of all ages; Taught at WSRF for 15 years-always part time, Currently at 11/19 hours, with approximately 55 string students and lunch with the 1st & 2nd graders.

 

 

Jimmy Byrne, Pianist for Eurythmy, University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Concentration in Public Service; 11 hours (class periods) weekly; no official prep hours, no administrative responsibilities, no extracurricular responsibilities except for recess duty once weekly; 11 years private music teaching experience; second year “teaching” at WSRF.

 

 

DSC_0107Sabrina Ferguson, Spanish, Kindergarten Assistant after-school program – A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Sabrina Ferguson moved to Redstone, Colorado in 2000.  From 2004-2010, she developed and ran Crystal Day Care, a home-based preschool in Redstone that received a 4-star Qualistar rating and was also a member of the NAFCC (National Association of Family Child Care Homes).  Ms. Ferguson is an Early Childhood Education Certified Teacher as well as Director Qualified.  In 2012, Ms. Ferguson began teaching Spanish at WSRF, and will continue teaching Spanish to the third and fourth grades. She is very grateful for the opportunity to combine her two passions: teaching young children while sharing her culture and first language with others.
Aside from her double role as a Spanish teacher and a Kindergarten Assistant, Ms. Ferguson also teaches skiing and is a Certified Alpine and Children’s Specialist Ski Instructor at the Aspen Skiing Company.  She enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, and traveling with her husband Daniel and their three young daughters.

 

 

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 Storytime

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Kathryn Camp, Parent Child Teacher — Peas & Carrots, The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Bachelors of Arts in Publishing; Parent Council, Community Development Committee; 4 years with children ages 2-4 in my licensed childcare program; 1st year as a lead Parent-Tot teacher; 1 1/2 years assisting in the Parent-Tot classroom; Colorado Association of Childcare Providers.

 

 

 

Holly Richardson

 

 

Holly Richardson, Parent Child Teacher — Musical Storytime; 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, 1997 – 1999;   I have worked in various capacities at the WSRF since 1995 including class teacher, grades 4 – 8,  recorder teacher, middle school choir director, Parent Child teacher, eurythmy accompanist, after care teacher, office staff, and more.  Currently I teach private music lessons and am a mother of two children at the school.

 

 

heidiHeidi Cox, Kindergarten Assistant, Parent Child 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; third 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 lead teacher.

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Megan Gardner, Assistant Preschool Teacher. Graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango Colorado with a Bachelor degree in Education in 2011. Taught at a small daycare facility for three years, becoming an Early Childhood certified teacher and facilitator.  Traveled to Tanzania Africa to volunteer teaching preschool for three months in 2008. Traveled to Uruguay South America to WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) for three months in 2012.  Started working at the Waldorf on the Roaring Fork in the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. Employed full-time as the Assistant in the Preschool classroom and the Aftercare teacher for the Preschool class.  Perusing Waldorf teaching training in Early Childhood in the near future.

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Rachel JohnsonKinderhaus Teacher, Hendrix College, Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and minor in German; Rudolf Steiner College, Foundation Year and EC Teacher Training, 2005 – 2007; Full time employee with 25 contact hours minimum/week; Serve on Kinderhaus Committee and Care Group; 1 year Montessori teaching experience, 6 years of Waldorf teaching experience; 3 years of lead teaching at WSRF; WECAN member.

 

 

 

 

 

Lower School Grades 1-5

 

IMG_0828Maggie Kincheloe, Class Teacher, Grade 1, B.S. 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 2, 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 3; 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 4, Montana State University, BA in English/Education, Teacher Training, Rudolf Steiner College;  Pedagogical Council, Care Group, Accreditation; 10 years of Waldorf teaching experience, 9th year at WSRF.

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Mumaw, Class Teacher, Grade 5, Ohio University: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Adams State University – Masters of Education in Educational Leadership; Attending Waldorf Training at Steiner College; Board of Trustees; 15 years of teaching experience, third year at WSRF.

 

Middle School Grades 6 – 8

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Matt Johnson, Class Teacher, Grade 6, The Evergreen State College, BFA with concentration in Ceramics, Waldorf Trained – Micha-el institute (2003-2004), WEASC (2004-2006), Rudolph Steiner College; Member of PDC, Guidance Council, Class Teacher, 2002 – present, Ceramics teacher (non-Waldorf) 1998 – 2002; 12th year at WSRF.

 

 

 

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Chris Mulally, Class Teacher, Grade 7, 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; full time employee, Buildings and Grounds Committee, Enrollment Committee; 6 years teaching experience, first year teaching at WSRF.

 

 

 

 

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.