Artist Stories – Bevin Victoria

In this interview Bevin Victoria speaks with Emily Running about her life and career in dance.

Franklin John Brummett and Vanport

5 grown children interview their 84 year old father about his life, love and growing up In The wartime ship building town of Vanport, Oregon, which suffered a devastating flood and was never rebuilt

Dads story and bonding

Me, and my father Paul, talked about various topics such as our past memories and adventures, as well as both of our difficulties and successes in life.

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,...

2019 Artist Stories – Laura Blake

In this interview Kathryn Harden interviews Laura Blake. They discuss her life and career in dance, what it was like to get started as an adult, how her artistry has progressed over time and some of her major influences and...

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...

Artist Stories – Rebekah WolfsonKilayko

Dance Wire Founder and Director Emily Running sits down with Rebekah WolfsonKilayko to discuss her life in dance so far. At only 14, her confidence, discipline, and thoughtfulness about dance and it’s value in the world is impressive. We talk...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Claire James on Losing her Mom and Raising her Sister

Claire lost her mother at a relatively young age to tuberculosis. She was left to care for her younger sister which led to a life long close relationship into adulthood.

Mom’s Life Story – Part 1 December 2018

An initial interview with mom to talk about childhood memories

The Staints of my life

We talked about how the people she grew up with shaped her life.

Sweet little boy

Chip Zeman is the sweetest little guy I have ever met, with the biggest smile on his face at all times. Chip was born with downsyndrome and apraxia, something that makes it very difficult to talk and figure out what...

A Father and His Son

A 17 year old boy asks his father questions about himself and some of his favorite memories of the boys childhood.

Jennifer Zeman

Successful mother tells us how her different childhood shaped her and made her who she is today.