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

 Megan Renshaw Aftercare Teacher

Megan Renshaw
Aftercare 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 

 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

 

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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

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