Trip to LA

My sister recaps her favorite memories from visiting Los Angelos this weekend

Waldorf School of New Orleans Librarian Lesley Rubenstein

Lesley has been a Waldorf classroom teacher, but her most notable accomplishment at WSNO is our beloved library, which she built from nothing. Find out how she did it.

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.

Interveiw with Dad

I ask him questions about his childhood and he gives advice to future generations. Accidentally said wrong date, this was recorded on 4/30/2019.

Dad interview

How my dad cares a lot about his kids and how they have helped him

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,...

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...

Artie Ripp's Childhood and his Place in the Music Industry

“It was very loud, greasy, noisy, and something you wanted to get away from” (0:17-0:27). On January 2nd, 2019 in Valley Village, California, Ari (15) and her grandfather, Artie Ripp, sat down to discuss his circumstances growing up and his...

Steve Bornstein and his work life

“The hardest professional thing i’ve done had to be defying my boss.” On January 6th 2019 in Los Angeles California Mason Bornstein(14) interviewed his father Steve Bornstein(66) about his professional success. In this interview you will see more in depth...

The career reflections of a centenarian

My 100-year-old grandfather’s reflections on his education and career in chemical engineering—before and after WWII.

Life at 100: A Look Back

A brief reflection and story telling from my grandfather less than a week after his 100th birthday.

Robert Mere-Christmas 2018

Robert Mere shared his memories of growing up, the influence of education and a strong loving family on his development, and the importance of accepting other people where they are at. He used the culmination of his 79 years of...

Short Story

I read aloud my short story called, “A Night to Never Forget”

The unknown

A conversation in spanish between a mother and a daughter about her mother’s life in the United States.

What movie stars did you meet?

My grandfather talks about his work experience and some of the most interesting places he has been too. He reminisces’ about good old times with family. He lists off some of the 32 Countries he has been too for business,...

Amariah Thurston with her mother Leslie Thurston discuss Hurricane Katrina.
November 29, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Amariah Thurston (16) interviews her mother and friend Leslie Thurston (47) about her experience of watching Hurricane Katrina unfold. She reflects particularly on the government response to the disaster...

RJ’s interview with Lisa Murphy(mom)

I have always been close with my mom, but this interview really allowed me to learn more about her and hopefully potentially strengthen our relationship even more after we discussed her wishes for me, and how I view life. Also,...

Jordan Menard and his mom, Jenny Menard talk about childhood, growing up, work life, and experiences with each other.

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Austin, Texas, Jordan Menard (16) interviews his friend and mother Jenny Menard (47) about her childhood and overall life. Mrs. Menard shares stories about growing up and things she did when she...

Ariana and Mamama

n this interview, conducted on November 25 2018 in Santa Monica, California, Ariana Mousavi (13) interviews her grandma, Lourdes (Lula) Badkoubei about her childhood and growing up in Arequipa, Peru. She had hobbies like hanging out with siblings, camping and...

Family History

My grandmother and I talk about how she met my grandfather, how her parents came to the U.S., and how she got her nickname.

My Mimi’s Life

My grandma, Diane Captain, looks back at her early life and the Civil Rights Movement. She compares her generation’s macho to the current one’s social media craze.