Teaching as an Art Instructors

Teaching as an art instructors 2020

july 12th - july 17th, 2020

For Biographies

Early Childhood and Lower Elementary

Mindy Upton

Early Childhood/Kindergarten

Mindy is owner and lead-teacher of Blue Sky Kindergarten, an established and well-loved Preschool & Kindergarten Program in Boulder, Colorado.

Cristina Drews, M.S. Ed.

grade one

Cristina Drews MS Ed. has been an educator since 1975 and has taught in public and private elementary schools, adult literacy programs, and teacher trainings.

Martina Simunek-Suarez

Second Grade

“Guten Morgen, Frau Simunek!” Every morning I am greeted by these joyful words, along with bright eyes, strong handshakes and several hugs from my delightful second grade students.

Elementary grades

Eric Ebert

Grade Three

Eric has been teaching for 20 years in independent and public Waldorf schools. He graduated with his M.Ed. from Antioch University and is currently completing Grade 3 at Mountain Phoenix Community School.

Sandra Kirschner

Grade Four

Sandra led two classes (1-8) at Shepherd Valley Waldorf School. She is currently teaching at Shining Mountain Waldorf School.

Thesa Callinicos

Grade five

Born and raised in South Africa, Thesa attended Johannesburg Teachers’​ Training College before graduating from Emerson College in Sussex England in 1969.

middle school

Leah Brosio

Grade Six

Leah has been a teacher for 26 years and has been teaching at the Live Oak Charter School in Petaluma for 14 years.

Vernon Dewey

Grade Seven

Vernon has been working at The Denver Waldorf School since 2008, assisting in the 1st and 2nd Grades before taking on the 1st Grade as class teacher in 2010.

Meg Gardner

Grade Eight

Meg has an M.S. Ed. in Waldorf Education and has taught at Shining Mountain Waldorf School as well as the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork.

temporal arts & curriculum enrichment

Magally Luna

Grade Level Singing and Dancing

Magally is currently the 3rd grade Class Teacher at the Denver Waldorf School. Her passion is bringing new concepts to her students and community.

Joaquin Munoz

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Joaquin is an Assistant Professor of Education at Ausburg College. His interests include Youth Identity, Waldorf inspired Education, teacher education, culturally relevant padagogy, and culturally sensitive schooling.

Karl Johnson

Grade Level Science

Karl David Johnson, M.A., has been an educator for 35 years and has taught in the Waldorf movement since 1986.

Mashobane Moruthane

Grade Level Specific Games & Movement

Mashobane has spent his entire career working in Waldorf education. He is a specialist in movement and African dance and drumming.

Jennie Baudhuin

Grade Specific Watercolor Painting

As both a founder and teacher at Santa Fe Waldorf School, Jennie Baudhuin has dedicated her adult life to Waldorf education for over 35 years.

Thesa Callinicos

Grade Level Poetry & Speaking

Thesa has trained extensively. At Emerson College Thesa began her speech training with Mechthild Harkness and Graham Rickett and her eurythmy training with Elizabeth Edmunds.

Prairie Adams

Standards & Curriculum Frameworks

Prairie Adams is Author of the Gradalis Curriculum Frameworks which will be available to schools in Fall 2020.

Thomas Baudhuin

Clay Modeling & Beeswax

With over 39 years of teaching and using beeswax, plasticine, clay, wood, and alabaster, Thomas has created a developmentally appropriate curriculum for use from kindergarten through grade eight.