The Waldorf Chronicles: A Waldorf100 Initiative

Public Community Moderated Schools and Classrooms

Interviews

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The Life of it All: Kate Knuth shares her experience at Tamarack Waldorf School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kate Knuth, High School Administrative Coordinator and Humanities Faculty, describes her path to Waldorf education and its development in Milwaukee.

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Interview with Elan Leibner, Pedagogical Section Chair

In describing the challenge of teaching, Elan shared, “As I’m planning out my resignation and my shameful ride back to my house two girls come to me. And they’re holding a bouquet of wildflowers that they had gathered and they...

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Conversation with Torin Finser

Something happened that went beyond in her support that came through her attentiveness... and her eagerness for us to do what she could not do... For me that's always stood as the motto for a Waldorf class teacher. To help...

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“Inspired vision and unstoppable enthusiasm: the two key factors to founding a Waldorf school.”. ~ Connie Stokes, Chicago Waldorf

Connie Stokes, one of the founding teachers and administrators at the Chicago Waldorf School, shares about her "pioneering days".

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Filling a Gap. A Community Calling for an Alternative. A conversation with Lisa Jordan McCarthy, co-founder of Maple Village Waldorf School.

Lisa Jordan McCarthy talks of the group effort to open Maple Village Waldorf School in Long Beach, California, halfway between established Waldorf schools in Orange County and greater Los Angeles. Lisa touches on keeping the heart of the school through...

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Francisco Moreno, WSA Founding Parent, on the ROOTS of The Waldorf School of Atlanta (for Waldorf 100). Recorded and edited on 12/11/18

A Waldorf School of Atlanta teacher (games/movement and woodworking) and WSA FOUNDING PARENT- Francisco Moreno - shares a bit of history, as well as some of the challenges, rewards and insights he has gained as a founding member of the...

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Interview with a Waldorf School of Princeton founding parent, Heide Ratliff.

Heide Ratliff, founding alumni parent and current educational support teacher at the Waldorf School of Princeton, describes her early involvement with the school and the pioneering spirit of the founding parents and faculty.

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Patrice shares her experience in and love of Waldorf education.

Interview with Patrice Maynard, a former Leader of Outreach and Development for the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. Patrice is the parent of Waldorf alumni, a former class teacher, and has served in many other capacities. She is...

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A Waldorf Journey

Meg shared her 24 years of supporting Waldorf education in Vermont.

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“What it Takes to Build a Waldorf School”; an interview with a founding Shining Mountain Waldorf School parent, Robin Temple.

Robin Temple was one of 6 parents who came together with a vision: to establish a Waldorf School in Boulder, Colorado for their children. Bringing together master Waldorf educators of the time, they launched a school into being, a school...

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The founding of a Waldorf high school teacher training program.

Douglas Gerwin spoke about the founding of the Center for Anthroposophy. The center is the only Waldorf high school training in North America.

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Katie Schwerin and Melanie Reiser

For the 7th grade class trip the students spent the year growing and harvesting the food they would eat on that trip. Katie shared that along the way they found a field with left over corn. “We harvested them [the...

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