Pioneer Parent Amy Reuben

We met outdoors for our interview because our school is bursting at the seams! Amy shared her experiences as a founding Waldorf parent and her thoughts on how she meshes her Judaism with Waldorf education.

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,...

Jill Contento, 1st Grade Teacher & Lower Grades Chair

A veteran teacher discovers Waldorf education: “ My best advice for my students would be to keep your imagination open to learning new things so that you can always be an enthusiastic learner.”

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,...

Amy Wen talks about early childhood education in the US and in China

Amy was raised in a mountain community of southern China surrounded by nature. Her introduction to Waldorf philosophy was in 2006 while attending college. Her passion and strong desire to work with children in education led her to a job...

Waldorf Grades 5 & 6 Teacher & Pedagogical Chair Rebecca Nelson

Rebecca Nelson thought she was going to become an anthropologist, but life had different plans for her: “I feel that I am really helping create the kinds of people I want to be leading our society, and that is my...

Cyndia Ashkar tells the story of the early childhood program at Portland Waldorf School in the style of a fairy tale.

Cyndia Ashkar was born in Albany, Oregon, and after attending 28 (!!) schools as a child, she graduated from Franklin High School in Portland, where she met her husband Ted. She began teaching at Clackamas County Head Start before beginning...

Waldorf 100 with 8th grader: Jana Sienkiewicz

A celebration of 100 years of Waldorf education with 8th grader: Jana Sienkiewicz