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

Nancy Disbrow

Nancy Disbrow

Bluebell Nursery Teacher

Sandy Proksa

Sandy Proksa

Bluebell Nursery Assistant

Marcella Kapsaroff

Marcella Kapsaroff

Dandelion Kindergarten Teacher

Cecilia Ponce

Cecilia Ponce

Dandelion Kindergarten Assistant

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

Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Brigitte Cadigan

Brigitte Cadigan

1st Grade Teacher

Jennifer Chapman

Jennifer Chapman

2nd Grade Teacher

Laura Wittmer

Laura Wittmer

3rd Grade Teacher

Emily Remensperger

Emily Remensperger

4th Grade Teacher

Janelle Beardsley

Janelle Beardsley

5th Grade Teacher

Allison Washington

Allison Washington

6th Grade Teacher

Leslie Lew

Leslie Lew

7th Grade Teacher

Laura Hayes

Laura Hayes

8th Grade Teacher

Specialty Teachers

Patricia Bennett-Bigham

Patricia Bennett-Bigham

Educational Support

Laetitia Berrier-Saarbach

Laetitia Berrier-Saarbach

Eurythmy Teacher

Patricia Campbell

Patricia Campbell

Traditional Country Dance Teacher

Marleen De Grande

Marleen De Grande

Middle School Specialty Teacher, Pedagogical Resource Teacher

Laura Geilen

Laura Geilen

Gym Teacher

Chungsun Kim

Chungsun Kim

Strings Teacher, Orchestra Director

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

Danielle O'Neil

Danielle O'Neil

Music Teacher, Chorus 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

Administrative Staff

Christina Dixcy

Christina Dixcy

Communications Director & Office Manager; COVID Coordinator

Alex Exley

Alex Exley

Business Manager

Therese Lederer

Therese Lederer

Enrollment Director

Sara Wiley

Sara Wiley

Human Resources & Office Assistant,Title IX Coordinator

David Demment

David Demment

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.