Archives: Staff Members

Bonnie River, M.Ed.

Bonnie River, Ed. D. Candidate. Bonnie began her journey in education in 1971 when she completed teacher training at San Jose State University. During this time she joined an Anthroposophical study group in Santa Cruz, CA, and made the decision to devote herself to a life in Waldorf Education. In the ensuing 40+ years, Bonnie has served …

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Thom Schaefer, M.A.

Thom Schaefer has been a lifelong educator, teaching and administering from elementary school through college. He has taught at elementary and high school levels in public school as well as in Waldorf settings.  Thom, a former public school principal, was a Waldorf class teacher for fifteen years in California and New York, taking one class …

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Donna Newberg-Long, Ph.D.

Donna Newberg-Long received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from University of Denver. Her passion for educating children and the need for a meaningful education for her 4 children led to the founding of a successful Waldorf school on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1983 where she was educator of the year. Here she embraced …

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