Seasoned teaching professional with a talent for developing an invigorating, creative, positive classroom where all students are recognized for their strengths. Seeking a full time position with a school where Waldorf methods are valued.
Positive and encouraging
Flute and recorder playing
Geography and history
Class Teacher 08/2011
to Current Live Oak Waldorf School – Meadow Vista,
Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with Waldorf education as a Main Lesson teacher for grades 5, 6 and 1.
Designed and implemented an art program for 1st, 4th and 8th graders.
Designed and implemented an outdoor movement program for 1st, 2nd and 4th graders.
Promoted physical, mental and social development by implementing classroom games, artistic activities and outdoor explorations.
Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Met regularly with parents to discuss children's progress.
Instructed up to 26 students individually and in groups.
Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
Established an enjoyable, creative and interesting learning environment for students each year.
Created and maintained an organized and beautiful classroom.
Selected age-appropriate stories and either read or told them aloud during daily story time.
Boosted cultural awareness by incorporating children's literature from cultures around the world.
Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
Cooperated with parents to support students' learning and healthy development in school and at home.
Supervised students in the classroom, schoolyard and on field trips.
Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school programs.
Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
Enforced the school's student discipline code to deal with problem situations.
Developed and taught engaging math lessons and activities.
Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during literary discussions.
to 06/2010 Sebastopol Independent Charter School – Sebastopol,
Instructed up to 26 students individually and in groups as the Main Lesson teacher for a class 4th through 7th .
Adapted Waldorf teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
to 06/2006 Monterey Bay Charter School – Monterey,
Designed and implemented an after-school program for ages K-8, including arts and crafts, storytelling, and games.
Mentor and Subject Teacher09/2004
to 06/2005 Monterey Bay Charter School – Monterey,
Mentored two teachers through observations and weekly meetings.
Reviewed lesson plans and offered management classroom strategies.
Advised in implementing Waldorf methods in classroom.
Designed and implemented an outdoor games class for grades 3, 4 and 6.
Designed and taught an art class, utlizing Waldorf methods, for 7th grade.
to 06/2004 Monterey Bay Charter School – Monterey,
Instructed up to 24 students individually and in groups, 1st grade through 4th, as the Main Lesson Teacher.
Designed an implemented a yearly Waldorf curriculum.
to 12/2000 Corvallis Waldorf School – Corvallis,
Designed and implemented a Waldorf curriculum to 1st through 4th grade.
Designed and taught art for grades 2nd and 4th.
Designed and taught recorder for 4th grade.
Training and Community Education Coordinator01/1984
to 08/1986 Peace Corps – Cameroon,
Tutored English for school for the blind, ages 10-18.
Worked with counterparts to raise health awareness of villagers.
Raised money and gained national and international recognition for blind school.
California Teacher Credential: Classroom Teaching2008Dominican University-
Waldorf Teacher Certificate: Waldorf Grades Teaching1995Waldorf Teacher Training Eugene-
Bachelor of Arts: International Relations1982Chico State University-
Art of Waldorf Teaching: Grades 2,3,4,5,6 & 7, Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, Ca
Teaching Tolerance in Schools, Jewish Memorial Center, Los Angeles, Ca
Positive Discipline Workshop, Monterey Bay Charter School, Ca
Effective Communications I, Selwa Said, Monterey, Ca