Spanish, Grades K-5 | English Language Development K-8
Ms. Landin has been working at Woodland Star for the past two years as an English Language Assistant, Resource Assistant and substitute teacher. In addition to continuing with her EL and Resource work, she will be teaching Kindergarten and third grade Spanish. She has been a parent in our community for the past four years and brings a deep multi-cultural understanding to her teaching and to our community. Ms. Landin earned her Bachelors degree in Science and Elementary Education from Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA.
Spanish, Grades 6-8th
Maestra Cristina started her teaching career in Mexico City twenty years ago where she taught Fine Arts in public and private schools (K-12). She’s been teaching art and Spanish in California since moving here from Mexico in 2012. She has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts and a BFA in Graphic Design from the National University (UNAM) in México City. Her work at Woodland Star began as a Spanish sub and aid in 2014. In February 2016 she became the Spanish teacher for grades 6-8.
Handwork, Grades 1-5
Wendy Aguilar teaches Handwork in grades one through five. She earned her BFA degree from Carnegie-Mellon University, her California teaching credential from Sonoma State University, her Handwork teaching certificate from Rudolph Steiner College, and her Waldorf teaching certificate from the Center for Educational Renewal. She has taught Arts and Crafts in South Carolina and in Bay Area public middle and high schools. Ms. Aguilar also teaches the developmentally disabled at the Sonoma Developmental Center. She joined Woodland Star in 2001.
Handwork & Sewing, Grades 6-8th
Ms. Schamoni has been involved in Woodland Star’s handwork program for the past seven years. She has worked in all grade levels as a substitute, handwork assistant and for the past year as the middle school handwork teacher. Ms. Schamoni is receiving her Waldorf training via an apprenticeship and training program offered by Karen Rivers. She has been an actively engaged parent in our community for the past ten years and her two children have completed grades K-8 at Woodland Star.
Movement & Gardening
Ms. Tuel, a true renaissance woman, has been teaching at Woodland Star, in a variety of capacities, for the past two years. She is currently teaching movement, gardening, writing and music. She began her tenure with us as a much loved substitute teacher and happily is now on our campus in a much more regular capacity. Ms. Tuel earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in English from Sonoma State University. When not at Woodland Star she is the marketing and outreach manager for Oak Hill Farm and brings her love of gardening, music, movement and writing to her work with our students.
Woodworking, Grades 6-8th
Mr. French is a woodworker, furniture maker and WSCS parent.
Over the course of the past 39 years Mr. Mark has been a music and percussion instructor. In settings ranging from charter and public schools, as well as a private music school, he has taught elementary, middle school, and high school students. A composer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist, Mr. Mark brings a vast knowledge of music to his classes born from countless hours of performing and teaching.
Middle School Math
Mr. Bucher received his BA from the Hutchins School of Liberal Arts at Sonoma State University and his Waldorf training at Highland Hall in Los Angeles. In May of 2013, Mr. Bucher graduated Woodland Star’s eighth grade class which he began teaching when they were in grade 5. Mr. Bucher spent 12 years as a class teacher at the City of Lakes Waldorf School in Minneapolis where he took a class through grades 1-8. In addition to his class teaching experience, Mr. Bucher has developed Waldorf curriculum and authored research papers on spelling and grammar approaches in independent Waldorf schools. He has traveled extensively and spent several years overseas teaching English at the elementary and high school levels. He joined Woodland Star in 2009.