Faculty

"Waldorf places the development of the individual child in the focal point, convinced that the healthy individual is a prerequisite for a healthy society.” - The International Conference on Education of the United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization.

 

The relationship between the teacher and the child is a critical component to Waldorf Education. A distinction of Waldorf teachers is their passion for individuality and commitment to nurturing individual student’s mind. With a heavy focus on the importance of hands-on experience for their students, rather than standardized testing, Waldorf teachers help their students to explore curricula through diverse activities, with plenty of room to customize lesson plans. The fluidity of this approach provides extensive engagement that leads to lifelong connections with the material taught, the teachers involved and the bigger questions at the heart of each subject.

 

Early Childhood

 

Brenda Novick
Parent/Toddler Teacher

 
Lisa O'Callaghan Parent/Toddler Asst. Teacher

Lisa O'Callaghan
Parent/Toddler Asst. Teacher

Sylvia Donati Preschool Teacher

Sylvia Donati
Preschool Teacher

 
Leanne Tarantino Preschool Teacher

Leanne Tarantino
Preschool Teacher

Paula Sanders Preschool Assistant Teacher

Paula Sanders
Preschool Assistant Teacher

Hans Walser Kindergarten Teacher

Hans Walser
Kindergarten Teacher

Melinda Martin Asst. Kindergarten Teacher 

Melinda Martin
Asst. Kindergarten Teacher 

Megan Renshaw Aftercare Teacher

Megan Renshaw
Aftercare Teacher

Adrianna Livingston Kindergarten Teacher

Adrianna Livingston
Kindergarten Teacher

Jennifer McKinley Asst. Kindergarten Teacher

Jennifer McKinley
Asst. Kindergarten Teacher

Nora Brett Aftercare Teacher

Nora Brett
Aftercare Teacher

 
 

Lower Grades 1st - 4th

 
Rhian David 1st Grade Teacher

Rhian David
1st Grade Teacher

Nicole Mathers 2nd Grade Teacher

Nicole Mathers
2nd Grade Teacher

Kim Holscher 3rd Grade Teacher

Kim Holscher
3rd Grade Teacher

Mia Terziev 4th Grade Teacher

Mia Terziev
4th Grade Teacher

 

Upper Grades 5th - 8th

 
Kristine Deason 5th Grade Teacher

Kristine Deason
5th Grade Teacher

Rising Percey 6th Grade Teacher

Rising Percey
6th Grade Teacher

Gail Weger 7th Grade Teacher

Gail Weger
7th Grade Teacher

Jolene Jackson 8th Grade Teacher

Jolene Jackson
8th Grade Teacher

 

Specialty Teachers

Carol Adee Music Teacher

Carol Adee
Music Teacher

Manette Teitelbaum Handwork Teacher

Manette Teitelbaum
Handwork Teacher

Donni O'Ryan Games and Movement Teacher

Donni O'Ryan
Games and Movement Teacher

Has Pineda Spanish Teacher

Has Pineda
Spanish Teacher

Bestyann Gallagher Gardening Teacher

Bestyann Gallagher
Gardening Teacher

Andy White After School Sports Director

Andy White
After School Sports Director

Adam Neale Woodworking Teacher

Adam Neale
Woodworking Teacher

Carolyn Binford Piano Accompanist

Carolyn Binford
Piano Accompanist

Regina Weldon After Care Director

Regina Weldon
After Care Director

Meg Eldridge Violin and Orchestra Teacher

Meg Eldridge
Violin and Orchestra Teacher

Juan Carlos Lancellotti Eurythmy Teacher

Juan Carlos Lancellotti
Eurythmy Teacher


Administration

Marin Waldorf School's administration is lead by the Faculty and Business Administrators. Parents should contact the Faculty Administrator for any questions about the curriculum or teaching matters, and the Business Administrator for all questions about financial and operations for the school. The two work closely with the Board of Trustees and the College of Teachers.

Steve Bennett School Director

Steve Bennett
School Director

Dawn Anderson Business Manager

Dawn Anderson
Business Manager

Katie Alomia Admissions Director

Katie Alomia
Admissions Director

Chantal Valentine Office Manager

Chantal Valentine
Office Manager

Melissa Monterrosa Events Coordinator

Melissa Monterrosa
Events Coordinator

Renee Palace Registrar and Admissions Assistant

Renee Palace
Registrar and
Admissions Assistant