Teaching as an Art Instructors

Teaching as an art instructors 2021

July 10 - 16, 2022

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Early Childhood

Bonnie River

Early Childhood Department Chair

Bonnie River, Ed. D. Candidate, 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 on faculty and in founding positions in 5 Independent Waldorf Schools and 2 Public Waldorf Schools.

Martha Gollogly

Early Childhood/Kindergarten

Martha grew up in Austria & completed her Waldorf Early Childhood Training in Germany. She has been a kindergarten teacher & director in independent and public Waldorf education. She shares her love of music with students in the training.

Andrea Pronto

Singing & Instrumental Music

At age fourteen Andrea met Anthroposophy through a Waldorf teacher who became her lifelong friend and tutor. The Anthroposophical impulse led her to study special education in Camphill, where my combined interest in the social realm, Anthroposophy and music therapy met she deepest interests.

Elementary grades

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.

Kelly Marrow

Grade Two

Kelly has been a creative and dedicated teacher for 25+ years in public and independent Waldorf schools. A certified Waldorf and Transdisciplinary Therapy educator, with strengths in writing, math, reading, and the arts. Kelly has been a teacher educator and consultant to 500 teachers in Waldorf schools.

Janis Williams

Grade Three

Janis has been involved in Waldorf education for over 30 years as a parent, class teacher, mentor, curriculum specialist, and administrator. She is currently Pedagogical Director at Sanderling Waldorf School and has contributed to the Public Waldorf School movement in many ways.

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

Thesa began her Waldorf career as a kindergarten assistant in Johannesburg, South Africa at age 18. After attending Johannesburg Teacher Training, she enrolled in Emerson College, England, for her Waldorf training. She has since been teaching in Waldorf schools in Honolulu, Boulder, Denver and Paonia. A pioneer in bringing Waldorf to Paonia, Colorado she is also a founder of the public Waldorf school, North Fork School of Integrated Studies run by the local district. Thesa has been a class teacher for 35 years. Currently, she is a mentor to teachers at NFSIS in Paonia, CO and a grade level and art instructor for Gradalis.

middle school

Karl Johnson

Grade Six

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

Jane Mulder

Grade Seven

Jane has taken two classes through the full 8-year journey at Live Oak Waldorf School where she has also been active in leadership and administration. She was a mentor for teachers at Rudolf Steiner College and is a member of the Pedagogical Section. She graduated from Stanford University with honors.

Roel Opt'ende

Grade Eight

Roel comes to us from the Netherlands where he taught high school at Rudolf Steiner College Rotterdam. He recently taught grades 6-8 in the U.S. at Wasatch Waldorf Charter School in Utah. He holds Masters of Arts and M.Ed. degrees in History & Civics: Political Culture & National Identities. Roel was part of a team who developed Waldorf Teacher Training program in The Hague. He was a camp counselor in Survival Camp and traveled with students to Nepal and other exciting endeavors. He is currently teaching high school social sciences at Credo H.S. in California.

temporal arts & curriculum enrichment

Magally Luna


Cultural Music & Dance Night

Magally is currently the 4th grade Class Teacher at the Denver Waldorf School. Her passion is bringing new concepts to her students and community.

Andrea Pronto

Singing & Instrumental Music

At age fourteen Andrea met Anthroposophy through a Waldorf teacher who became her lifelong friend and tutor. The Anthroposophical impulse led her to study special education in Camphill, where my combined interest in the social realm, Anthroposophy and music therapy met she deepest interests.

Mashobane Moruthane


Diversity through Ubuntu

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

Karl Johnson

Grades 6,7,8 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.

Helen Lubin

Grade Level Speech Arts

Speech artist/educator Helen Lubin has taught in Waldorf teacher education and worked with anthroposophic therapeutic speech arts for 35 years. She has brought some 250 'school speech visits' to dozens of Waldorf schools, where she works with classes, teachers, individual students, faculty groups, office staff and parents. Helen also has 10 years experience in anthroposophical curative education, is a certified TESOL instructor, and freelance editor/translator.

Prairie Adams

Standards & Curriculum Frameworks

Prairie Adams is Author of the Gradalis Curriculum Frameworks which will be available to schools in Fall 2021.

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.

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.