Amongst the many roles Megan has held since arriving on campus, she has primarily served as a teaching assistant while she was completing her course work to qualify her to teach in California public schools. She has been the first grade teaching assistant for three year and has also provided assistance within the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. All this class experience has taught her well, showing her in detail not only how to deliver the Waldorf curriculum, but how to teach the core academic skills and capacities expected of Waldorf public school students. She has become an expert in assessing student progress, particularly in the area of reading, and repeatedly proven her classroom management skills. Over the course of this experience, she fell in love with Waldorf education and has truly learned how to set up and manage an effective first grade program. Prior to joining us at Woodland Star, Megan was an assistant at a small preschool-based daycare and students she worked with as toddlers can be found peppered throughout our grades.
Ms. Aimee Landers earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies specializing in Spanish. After getting her teaching credential at Humboldt State University she got her first teaching job at a Waldorf charter school in Sacramento teaching in middle school. She became intrigued by Waldorf education and wanted to know more and after having her son she enrolled in Waldorf teacher training at Antioch University and learned about the spectrum of teaching from kindergarten-eighth grade. Aimee was mystified with the kindergarten child and so worked at River Oak Charter School for eight years. She joined our school in 2018 in the kindergarten; Aimee and her husband are also parents at our school. Along the way she earned her Master’s in Administration, while she loves to teach, Aimee also loves to dance, travel and go camping.
Joan has been teaching at Waldorf Schools for 24 years. She started her journey at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod in Cotuit, Massachusetts and taught as a movement teacher and a classroom teacher. She also sat on the Board of Trustees and was a Faculty Chair. She then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she taught for 4 years at the Wasatch Charter Waldorf School as a class teacher, movement teacher and one year as a special education teacher.
She enjoys biking, hiking, and skiing as well as going back east to visit family and friends.
Lyra has been teaching at a Waldorf inspired charter school in southern California for the last several years. She has nearly 18 years Waldorf classroom teaching experience teaching kindergarten through 5th grade. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in music, she completed a Master’s degree program in education from Antioch New England Graduate School, and a Waldorf teaching certificate from Antioch University. She also holds a Multiple Subject Teaching credential from Dominican University. Lyra is blessed with the gift of music and singing, and has a keen interest in the festivals of a Waldorf School. She has a love of crafts, projects, and creating artistic classroom environments of beauty for the children. She has a warm kind loving nature that makes her students feel special and cared for. People that know her say her greatest gift is her ability to engage a class community, so that every parent has an opportunity to contribute to the educational experience of her class
Ms. Williams received her Masters in History from San Francisco State, her BA from University of Hawaii, her Waldorf teaching training from Center for Educational Renewal in Santa Rosa, CA and her teaching credential from Dominican University. Ms. Williams began her tenure at Woodland Star in 2009 and prior to that time, worked for the several years as a substitute teacher at several area Waldorf inspired charter schools in grades 1-8. In addition to her class teaching experience, Ms. Williams brings a passion for drama, history, art and math.
Bill is a Waldorf-trained teacher who has been a Class Teacher for five years and spent many years before that teaching Woodwork and subbing for various local Waldorf schools. He completed his teaching credential program at California State University, Monterey bay and is also a veteran Waldorf parent who has been active in his school community and has served as President of the School Board. Bill has been a member of the Institute for Public Waldorf Education since its inception and is committed to bringing Waldorf into the public realm.
Bill’s enthusiasm for Waldorf and love for children are palpable. A Sonoma State graduate in Physics, Bill also trained for a number of years as an Electrical Engineer
Tiffany came to Waldorf education via her life experiences growing up on a Biodynamic farm in the Sonoma Valley. She describes her upbringing as idyllic and filled with memories and experiences that have strongly informed her choice of study and career as an adult. Tiffany attended local public schools for grades K-12. She has a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Studio Art from San Francisco State, a Masters in Waldorf Education from Rudolf Steiner, a Waldorf teaching credential from Rudolf Steiner College, and a California Teaching Credential from Monterey Bay State University.
Since 2000 Antje has trained Waldorf teachers in various programs, as well as directed The Art of Teaching the Waldorf Grades professional development sessions. She holds CA multiple subject and single subject science teaching credentials and completed her MSEd in Science Education at Lesley University and her MA in Educational Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction at Sonoma State. Committed to Waldorf education for several decades, Antje has served as class teacher and high school teacher, Pedagogical Chair, and Educational Support Coordinator. When she’s not teaching, she’s spending time with her family and three dogs. Her special interest and educational research is in multicultural curriculum design, student resilience, and gender equity in science education.