Faculty & Staff

Waldorf teachers are something special.

They consider teaching to be an art form and take their job very seriously. In addition to bringing the curriculum in a variety of ways, they also know that how they comport themselves is an important part of your child’s education. They are a daily model for your child of how to be an adult and are dedicated to understanding your child and bringing out the best in him or her.

We are fortunate to have an incredibly talented and dedicated group of teachers and staff to guide your child’s education.

Receive the children in reverence; educate them in love; let them go forth in freedom.”
— Rudolf Steiner

Early Childhood Teachers

Birthe Kaarsholm

Sweet Pea Parent-Infant Teacher

Jennifer Doebler

Sweet Pea Parent-Toddler Teacher

Julie Sauton

Daisy Lead Teacher

Shabana Shahbaz

Preschool Aftercare Teacher

Loveleen Dhillon

Apple Blossom Lead Teacher

JoAnn Torbet

Preschool Assistant

Natalie Studer

Fern Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Helen Tadeo

Kindergarten Assistant

Nicole de Carion

Kindergarten Aftercare Teacher

Grades Teachers

Dina Watanabe

1st Grade Teacher

Lisa Meyers

2nd Grade Teacher

Lyssa Beshears

3rd-4th Grade Teacher

Sean Chiki

5th-6th Grade Teacher

Pamela Harris

7th-8th Grade Teacher

Subject Teachers

Jimena Bertschi

Spanish Teacher

Emily Cashen

Math Specialist

Karen Gallagher

Eurythmy Teacher

Melanie Hatch

Handwork Teacher

Emily Ruebl

Gardening & Woodworking Teacher

Andrea Oey

Orchestra Teacher

Reed Forrest

Substitute Teacher

Benjamin Streim

Eurythmy Piano Accompanist

Mario Kellam

Basketball Coach

Randy Mayer

Music Assistant


Valentina Cabrera


Vicki Culp

Office Manager

Lauren Gerig

Admissions Director

Alvin Lopez

Admissions & Marketing Assistant

Paula Piemonte

School Administrator

Mary Ann Schumann

Business Manager

Marlene Villareal


Ricardo Villareal


Tsering Wangchuck