Faculty & Staff

“The true teachers and educators are not those who have learned pedagogy as the science of dealing with children, but those in whom pedagogy has awakened through understanding the human being.”

~ Rudolf Steiner ~

Early Childhood Teachers

Marcella Kapsaroff

Marcella Kapsaroff

Dandelion Kindergarten Teacher

Cecilia Ponce

Cecilia Ponce

Dandelion Kindergarten Assistant and After-school Teacher

Carrie Reilly

Carrie Reilly

Rose Kindergarten Teacher

Briana McCann

Briana McCann

Rose Kindergarten Assistant

Isabel Gandara

Isabel Gandara

Sunflower Kindergarten Teacher

Aliz Mihok

Aliz Mihok

Sunflower Kindergarten Assistant

Claudine Collet

Claudine Collet

Extended Care Teacher

Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Elisa Lennox

Elisa Lennox

1st Grade Teacher

chandrika patalia

chandrika patalia

2nd Grade Teacher

Jennifer Chapman

Jennifer Chapman

3rd Grade Teacher

Laura Wittmer

Laura Wittmer

4th Grade Teacher

Emily Remensperger

Emily Remensperger

5th Grade Teacher

Janelle Beardsley

Janelle Beardsley

6th Grade Teacher

Allison Washington

Allison Washington

8th Grade Teacher

Leslie Lew

Leslie Lew

8th Grade Teacher

Specialty Teachers

Patricia Bennett-Bigham

Patricia Bennett-Bigham

Educational Support

Patricia Campbell

Patricia Campbell

Traditional Country Dance Teacher

Diane Carlson

Diane Carlson

School Counselor

Alison Corigliano

Alison Corigliano

Strings Teacher

Marleen De Grande

Marleen De Grande

Middle School Specialty Teacher, Pedagogical Resource Teacher

Zachary Dolphin

Zachary Dolphin

Eurythmy Teacher

Laura Geilen

Laura Geilen

Gym Teacher

Eli Grant

Eli Grant

Handwork Assistant

Laura McDonald

Laura McDonald

Educational Support Coordinator, Early Movement Integration Therapist

Melissa Merkling

Melissa Merkling

Educational Support Coordinator, Extra Lesson Teacher

Dunja Morrow

Dunja Morrow

German Teacher

Marcela Perez

Marcela Perez

Spanish Teacher, Morning Glories Parent-Child Teacher, Summer Camp Director

Marlies Simfeld-Redpath

Marlies Simfeld-Redpath

Handwork Teacher

Linda Straub

Linda Straub

Piano Accompanist

Alice Unschuld

Alice Unschuld

Music Teacher

Administrative Staff

Stephanie Barksdale

Stephanie Barksdale

Bookkeeper

Linda Borkowski

Linda Borkowski

Enrollment Director

Janine Brennan

Janine Brennan

Development Coordinator

Heather Parrish

Heather Parrish

Human Resources Coordinator & Office Assistant

Daniela Squizzato

Daniela Squizzato

Communications Director & Office Manager

Janine Elise Tesbir

Janine Elise Tesbir

Director of Finance and Operations

Megan Vojack-Weeks

Megan Vojack-Weeks

Enrollment Assistant and Registrar

Alex Volage

Alex Volage

Facilities Manager

Join Us

Employment Opportunities

We occasionally have openings for experienced educators and staff who embrace the Waldorf pedagogy and communicate well with children, parents, and co-workers. Successful candidates enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues and bring joy and gratitude to their work.

 
 
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Our Policy

Non-Discrimination

The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. We do not discriminate based on religion, national origin, color, race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or physical disability in our programs and activities or in our hiring, admissions, financial aid, or scholarship practices and policies.

Waldorf is a registered service mark of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and used by agreement of membership in AWSNA.