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

Isabel Gandara

Isabel Gandara

Sunflower Kindergarten Teacher, Extended Care Teacher

Marcella Kapsaroff

Marcella Kapsaroff

Dandelion Kindergarten Teacher

Carrie Reilly

Carrie Reilly

Rose Kindergarten Teacher, Extended Care Teacher

Annette Previti

Annette Previti

Bluebell Nursery Teacher, Late Care Teacher

Aliz Mihok

Aliz Mihok

Sunflower Kindergarten Assistant

Liz Koors

Liz Koors

Dandelion Kindergarten Assistant

Brigitte Cadigan

Brigitte Cadigan

Rose Kindergarten Assistant, Late Care Teacher

Sandy Proksa

Sandy Proksa

Bluebell Nursery Assistant

Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Laura Wittmer

Laura Wittmer

1st Grade Teacher

Emily Remensperger

Emily Remensperger

2nd Grade Teacher

Jennifer Chapman

Jennifer Chapman

Long-term Substitute, 2nd Grade

Chandrika Patalia

Chandrika Patalia

3rd Grade Teacher

Allison Washington

Allison Washington

4th Grade Teacher

Leslie Lew

Leslie Lew

5th Grade Teacher

Laura Hayes

Laura Hayes

Middle School Class Teacher, German Teacher

Vincent Vojack-Weeks

Vincent Vojack-Weeks

Middle School Specialty Teacher

Marleen De Grande

Marleen De Grande

Middle School Class Teacher, Pedagogical Resource Teacher

Specialty Teachers

Diane Barnes

Diane Barnes

Educational Support, Therapeutic Singing

Patricia Bennett-Bigham

Patricia Bennett-Bigham

Educational Support

Laetitia Berrier Saarbach

Laetitia Berrier Saarbach

Eurythmy Teacher

Patricia Campbell

Patricia Campbell

Traditional Country Dance Teacher

Laura Geilen

Laura Geilen

Gym Teacher

Maria Green

Maria Green

After-school Coordinator

Chungsun Kim

Chungsun Kim

Strings Teacher, Orchestra Director

Laura McDonald

Laura McDonald

Parent-Child Class Teacher, Educational Support Coordinator, Early Movement Integration Therapist

Melissa Merkling

Melissa Merkling

Educational Support Coordinator, Extra Lesson 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

Monik Plonka

Monik Plonka

Late Care Teacher

Carol Reznikoff

Carol Reznikoff

Handwork Teacher

Marlies Simfeld-Redpath

Marlies Simfeld-Redpath

First Grade Handwork Teacher

Linda Straub

Linda Straub

Piano Accompanist

Administrative Staff

Alex Exley

Alex Exley

Business Manager

Christina Dixcy

Christina Dixcy

Communications Director & Office Manager

Carrie Donat

Carrie Donat

Development & Volunteer Coordinator

Therese Lederer

Therese Lederer

Enrollment Director

David Demment

David Demment

Facilities Manager

Sara Wiley

Sara Wiley

Human Resources & Office Assistant

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.