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

Mary Preble

Mary Preble

Dandelion Kindergarten Assistant

Carrie Reilly

Carrie Reilly

Rose Kindergarten Teacher

Briana McCann

Briana McCann

Rose Kindergarten Assistant & Extended Care Assistant

Isabel Gandara

Isabel Gandara

Sunflower Kindergarten Teacher

Cecilia Ponce

Cecilia Ponce

Sunflower Kindergarten Assistant & Extended Care Assistant

Claudine Collet

Claudine Collet

Extended Care Coordinator & Morning Glories Parent-Child Teacher

Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Fiona Engelsman

Fiona Engelsman

1st Grade Teacher

Elisa Lenox

Elisa Lenox

2nd Grade Teacher

chandrika patalia

chandrika patalia

3rd Grade Teacher

Jennifer Chapman

Jennifer Chapman

4th Grade Teacher

Emily Remensperger

Emily Remensperger

5th/6th Grade Teacher

Marleen De Grande

Marleen De Grande

7th Grade Teacher

Specialty Teachers

Patricia Campbell

Patricia Campbell

Traditional Country Dance Teacher

Alison Corigliano

Alison Corigliano

Strings Teacher

Laetitia Berrier-Saarbach

Laetitia Berrier-Saarbach

Eurythmy & Gym Teacher

Jason Gebeau

Jason Gebeau

Music Teacher

Eli Grant

Eli Grant

Handwork Assistant

Laura McDonald

Laura McDonald

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

Sara Spranzman

Sara Spranzman

Literacy Tutor

Linda Straub

Linda Straub

Piano Accompanist

Administrative Staff

Diane Carlson

Diane Carlson

School Counselor

Emily Gray

Emily Gray

Enrollment Assistant

Leslie Lew

Leslie Lew

Co-Executive Director; Director of Pedagogy & Community Affairs

Heather Parrish

Heather Parrish

Human Resources Coordinator & Office Assistant

Jessica Preece

Jessica Preece

Development & Volunteer Coordinator

Daniela Squizzato

Daniela Squizzato

Communications Director, Office Manager & Registrar

Janine Tesbir

Janine Tesbir

Co-Executive Director; Director of Finance & Operations

Megan Vojack-Weeks

Megan Vojack-Weeks

Director of Enrollment

Alex Volage

Alex Volage

Facilities Manager

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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.