The Waldorf Chronicles: A Waldorf100 Initiative

Public Community Schools and Classrooms

Interviews

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Reminiscing about the founding of Portland Waldorf High School from the perspectives of a student and a teacher.

Mariama Loos-Diallo learned to knit in first grade, and since then, handwork has been a constant and beloved interest for her. After graduating from the pioneering class of the Portland Waldorf High School, Mariama continued her education at Whitman College,...

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“ Early childhood is the time that forms you as a human being, the building blocks- Kindergarten Teacher: Richard Corbal

Richard Corbal tells us about his 10 years as an early childhood teacher at the Santa Cruz Waldorf School, how it is his job to protect the imaginative space and observe the child and their individual needs allowing them to...

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The May Queen at Linden Waldorf School

Interview with Belina Sengmanyvong, talking about her role as May Queen at the May Faire Festival.

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“Children are given the space to wonder about their world, to attend to that sense of awe” PreschoParent, Amanda McLeod

Amanda McLeod talks about life as a preschool parent at Santa Cruz Waldorf School: the magical and inviting campus, warm and nurturing community and how she feels her son’s essence is honored in this environment.

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The Seedlings of Imagination – Early Childhood Stories

EC teachers at the Waldorf School of Garden City give their own perspectives and a deep overview of the Early Childhood Education.

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Zoe & Claire: Waldorf School of New Orleans Alumnae & BFFs

Best friends from the age of two - hear about their 11 year journey through Waldorf education: “I feel like Waldorf taught you things, but in a deeper way. You really learned something from multiple perspectives. You learned about it,...

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Siegfried Finser: The Early Years. When speaking of his Waldorf education "I think it was one of my most favorite times in life."

Siegfried Finser, now 87 years young, graduated from High Mowing High School in 1950. In this interview - the first of two - Siegfried shares stories of a rascally youth, a questioning teenager and the colors of Chaucer.

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Lucia Mello talks about diversity, equity and inclusion in Waldorf education.

Lucia Mello was born and grew up in Brazil and moved to the US with her husband in 1989. She got her Waldorf Teacher Training in Sao Paulo and at Sunbridge College NY and completed her Masters Degree in Special...

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Rebuilding after a hurricane

Interview with Larisa and Gustavo from Escuela Micael

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CONNIE VERA SHARES HER PERSPECTIVE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN WALDORF EDUCATION AS BOTH AN ALUMNA AND ADMIN STAFF.

Connie Vera is a Waldorf alumna of Highland Hall and grew up in Southern California. She has a degree in Journalism and Public Relations and a Minor in Sociology. For more than 14 years, Connie worked with various PR agencies...

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Denis Fitts talks about the founding of the Portland Waldorf School as well as his wish for the next 100 years of Waldorf education.

Denis Fitts was the founding teacher at Portland Waldorf School in 1982 when he was 22 years old. He taught kindergarten for the first two years and then took a grades class through sixth grade before moving back to Sacramento....

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Waldorf 100 with Emma Upton

An interview with senior Emma Upton of High Mowing School in Wilton, NH in celebration of Waldorf 100