Teresita Landin | Spanish, Grades TK-5 & English Language Development TK-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 English Language (EL) and resource work, she teaches Spanish to TK through fifth grade students. 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 bachelor’s degree in Science and Elementary Education from Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA.
Christina Ruff | Spanish, Grades 6-8
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 substitute teacher and aid in 2014. In February 2016 she became the Spanish teacher for grades 6-8.
Marika Schamoni | Handwork, Grades 1-8
Ms. Schamoni has been involved in Woodland Star’s handwork program for seven years. She has worked in all grade levels as a substitute teacher and handwork assistant and is the current handwork teacher for grades 1-8. 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 completed grades K-8 at Woodland Star.
Stacey Tuel | Movement & Gardening
Ms. Tuel, a true renaissance woman, has been teaching at Woodland Star, in a variety of capacities, for the past four years. She is currently teaching movement, gardening, writing, and music. She began her tenure with us as a much-loved substitute teacher and is now happily 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. She brings her love of gardening, music, movement, and writing to her work with our students.
Mark Escalera | Rhythm
Over the course of 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 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.