The Waldorf Chronicles: A Waldorf100 Initiative

Public Community Schools and Classrooms

Interviews

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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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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

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Founding of New Amsterdam School

Chris Huson explains how and why he founded New Amsterdam School and offers insights into what it takes to start a school.

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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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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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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.