Mrs. Darcy is a devoted Waldorf teacher with many years of training, education, and experience. Originally from Minnesota, Kathy earned her Waldorf Teacher certification from Rudolf Steiner College. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and psychology as well as a Master’s Degree in Education. Over the course of her teaching career she has taught two full 8-year class cycles. She will be leaving Greenwood School in Mill Valley to join us. Mrs. Darcy is the mother of two grown children and presently lives with her husband in Mill Valley. She brings with her an interest in social inclusion work, is an avid painter, and has a fondness for playing the ukulele.
Marianne is a highly experienced, trained Waldorf teacher with over 35 years of teaching experience in public and private Waldorf schools as well as experience as a Spanish-bilingual teacher in New York.
Marianne holds a multi-subject California teaching credential and earned her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Queens College in New York and her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and History from Hofstra University, also in New York. Marianne did her Waldorf class teacher training at the Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner school in Sydney, Australia and for many years has taught in the Waldorf teacher training program at the Center for Educational Renewal in Santa Rosa, CA.
In addition she has mentored beginning teachers, is known for her excellent parent education events and has received numerous trainings pertaining to social inclusion, curative education, games and movement as well as painting. She is also heavily involved in the Alliance for Public Waldorf education, our professional association furthering the quality and availability of the public Waldorf charter movement.
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.
Mrs. Helen Hyde-Prohoroff (Mrs. Pro) has many years of classroom teaching experience ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade. She holds a California Teaching Credential with a certification in Bilingual Cross Cultural Language Acquisition Development, and is beginning her Waldorf teacher training. Helen taught for many years at St. Francis Solano School here in the Sonoma Valley. She left that program to care for an ailing family member. In the spring of 2017 she returned to the classroom here at Woodland Star filling in several weeks in 2nd grade and a week in middle school. During these experiences she fell in love with our school. Since then, she has been teaching academic support classes in English Language Development, Gifted and Talented Education, and Middle School elective classes to 7th and 8th graders in Speech, Debate, Art, Journalism and Computer Coding.
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.
Ms. Ilona Rosson has many years of classroom teaching experience ranging from pre-school through 8th grade, including class teaching grades five, six, and seven at Waldorf charter schools like ours. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in writing. Ilona holds a California Teaching Credential with a certification in Cross Cultural Language Acquisition Development, and a Master of Arts degree in Education with a Waldorf Emphasis. She is recognized for her passion for Waldorf education, intellectual curiosity, interest in social-emotional work with students, academic striving, warmth, openness, as well as a teacher that expects the best from her students.
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.
Ron has been a Waldorf Teacher for about two decades, following a long and successful career in online publishing and internet development. He earned both Single Subject and Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials (with CLAD) from Sonoma State University, as well as a Waldorf Teaching Certification from the Center for Educational Renewal. Before joining Woodland Star School, he taught woodworking, chemistry and algebra at Stone Bridge School in Napa. Before that, he served as lead teacher for the first graduating class of River Oak School in Ukiah, California
For many years, Ron lived in Europe where he became fluent in German. Since 2017, Ron has been regularly traveling to Asia where, among other things, he mentors teachers in China’s booming Waldorf movement. He is currently cooperating with an international team of educational professionals to develop new educational models and student travel opportunities that are both globally-aware and locally-relevant for diverse regions of the world.
Ron has two daughters, both of whom are Waldorf graduates.