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

Sarah Whitmore  Preschool Teacher

Sarah Whitmore
Preschool Teacher

Megan Renshaw Preschool Assistant Teacher

Megan Renshaw
Preschool Assistant Teacher

Leanne Tarantino  Preschool Teacher

Leanne Tarantino
Preschool Teacher

Fernanda Fuga  Preschool Assistant Teacher

Fernanda Fuga
Preschool Assistant Teacher

Hans Walser Kindergarten Teacher

Hans Walser
Kindergarten Teacher

Christie Bentley  Asst. Kindergarten Teacher 

Christie Bentley
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

 
Melinda Martin 1st Grade Teacher

Melinda Martin
1st Grade Teacher

Rhian David  2nd Grade Teacher

Rhian David
2nd Grade Teacher

Nicole Mathers  3rd Grade Teacher

Nicole Mathers
3rd Grade Teacher

Kim Holscher  4th Grade Teacher

Kim Holscher
4th Grade Teacher

 
 

Upper Grades 5th - 8th

 
Mia Terziev  5th Grade Teacher

Mia Terziev
5th Grade Teacher

Kristine Deason  6th Grade Teacher

Kristine Deason
6th Grade Teacher

Rising Percey  7th Grade Teacher

Rising Percey
7th Grade Teacher

Gail Weger 8th Grade Teacher

Gail Weger
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

Rod DeRienzo  Grades Aftercare Teacher & After School Program Coordinator

Rod DeRienzo
Grades Aftercare Teacher & After School Program Coordinator

Adam Neale Woodworking Teacher

Adam Neale
Woodworking Teacher

Carolyn Binford Piano Accompanist

Carolyn Binford
Piano Accompanist

Regina Weldon Outdoor Education Teacher

Regina Weldon
Outdoor Education Teacher

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 School Director, who works closely with the Board of Trustees and the College of Teachers.

Steve Bennett School Director

Steve Bennett
School Director

Dawn Anderson Finance & Operations Director

Dawn Anderson
Finance & Operations Director

Chantal Valentine Admissions Director

Chantal Valentine
Admissions Director

Melissa Monterrosa Development & Communications Director

Melissa Monterrosa
Development & Communications Director

Renee Palace Registrar 

Renee Palace
Registrar 

Justine Highsmith  Receptionist

Justine Highsmith

Receptionist

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