Preschool Teacher | Ms. Katy Eagan
“I choose Waldorf because its thoughtful foundation inspires and guides learning to unfold and integrate in the child.”
Katy Eagan has a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology from the University of New Mexico and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology and Psychology. She completed her Waldorf teacher training with an emphasis in early childhood from Rudolf Steiner College.
She enjoys handwork, travel, skiing, and spending time in the orchard. Ms. Eagan is chair of the Corrales Tree Preservation Society.
Ms. Eagan joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2012.
Early Childhood Teacher | Ms. Karleen Whitcomb
“I choose Waldorf because I believe in teaching to the whole human being and honoring the unique person each child is.”
Karleen Whitcomb holds a bachelor’s degree in music and art from the University of Northern Colorado. She received early childhood teacher training and grades teacher training from the Micha-el Institute and completed the summer sequence Waldorf Teacher Training Program through Antioch University of New England.
She enjoys gardening, singing, learning to play mandolin and good conversations with friends new and old.
Ms. Whitcomb joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
Early Childhood Assistant & Sunflower Camps Coordinator | Ms. Arina Pittman
“I choose Waldorf as a powerful educational force for social renewal, and for the empowering relationship between children and teachers. ”
Arina Pittman holds a Graduate Certificate in Waldorf education through Antioch University New England and a Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Belarus State Polytechnic Academy. She worked as an education director for non-profit organizations promoting sustainable living practices.
She enjoys the homesteading arts of candle-making, fiber arts and gardening, and is a talented maker of things.
Ms. Pittman joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2018.
Kindergarten Teacher | Ms. Jill McCormick
“I choose Waldorf because it honors the development of the whole musical human being.”
Jill McCormick received Gradalis Remedial Training at the Waldorf Institute of Santa Monica and holds a certificate from the West Coast Institute in early childhood remedial training. She earned an Early Childhood Associates equivalent and an Early Childhood Administration Certificate from UCLA and completed a Nurturing the Roots Waldorf Certificate.
She enjoys expression through song and sings with the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus.
Ms. McCormick joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 1997.
Parents & Tots Teacher | Ms. Erin O’Neill
“I chose Waldorf because not only does it nourish and nurture the whole child, but also the whole family, the whole community, and it has the potential to nurture and nourish the whole world in a time when it is greatly needed.”
Erin O’Neill holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural ecology from the Friend’s World College, and is currently earning her Lifeways certificate in Waldorf Early Childhood.
She has been a master cultivator and garden teacher in Santa Fe for the last twenty years, and now loves to help families thrive and bloom.
Ms. O’Neill joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2019
Grade 1 Teacher | Mr. Peter Sciarretta
“I choose Waldorf because the curriculum supports the development and growth of the individual within the context of the social group.”
Peter Sciarretta is a graduate from Earlham College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and German Language and Culture. He has a Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Sunbridge College in New York and completed the Art of Teaching Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7 at the Rudolf Steiner College. He founded the Media Awareness Group at the Waldorf School of Princeton.
He is an avid outdoors enthusiast and enjoys hiking with his two daughters.
Mr. Sciarretta joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2013.
“I choose Waldorf because it treasures childhood, meets the whole individual and offers an inspired holistic curriculum.”
Micayla Durán received a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance from the University of New Mexico. She completed Teaching Excellence training from NDI New Mexico and is pursuing Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy and the Arts from the Center for Anthroposophy.
She enjoys site-specific dance works and performance art, and spending time in nature with her family.
Ms. Durán joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2018.
Grade 3 Teacher & Grades Section Chair | Ms. Brenna Rothschild
“I choose Waldorf because it ignites in both students and teachers an interest in the world and our fellow human beings.”
Brenna Rothschild holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnomusicology from Brown University, a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the College of Santa Fe, and is working towards a Master of Education in Waldorf Education with Antioch University. She is currently part of the Santa Fe Waldorf School’s Foundations Study Course through the Center for Anthroposophy.
She is the owner of Golden Lanterns Theater Company, a children’s theater group producing original works written and directed by Ms. Rothschild.
Ms. Rothschild joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
Grade 4 Teacher | Ms. Zoe Wilcox
“I chose Waldorf education because it is a curriculum that holds a special place for imagination and creates thinkers that think thoughts that have never been thought, and new solutions to problems in which we are currently mired.”
Zoe Wilcox holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois where she majored in art history with a minor in French. She is currently in her fourth year as a student of the Micha-el Institute earning her Waldorf teacher's certificate. She has also taken classes with Antioch, Centro de Desarrollo Antroposófico, and Millennial Child.
She is a musician and songwriter, artist, and gardener. She is very hopeful about the future of our world.
Ms. Wilcox joined Santa Fe Waldorf in 2019.
Grade 5 Teacher | Ms. Molly Mackinnon
“I choose Waldorf as it promotes a conscientious and purposeful pathway toward the future for student, community, and teacher alike.”
Molly Mackinnon holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a master’s degree in Polish literature and language, and a master’s in education, both from the University of Kansas and. She worked at the Prairie Moon Waldorf School in Lawrence, KS from 2012 to 2019 as a Main Lesson Grades Teacher, French teacher and extended lessons teacher.
Her hobbies include fine and metal arts, experimenting in the world of culinaria with her husband, being with her children and being in nature as much as possible.
Ms. Mackinnon joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2019
Grade 6 Teacher | Ms. Kathleen Taylor
“I choose Waldorf because it seeks to meet and inspire the whole human being.”
Kathleen Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Oregon and a Waldorf Teaching Certificate from the Micha-el Institute in Portland, Oregon. She was a forestry volunteer in the Peace Corps in Mali.
She is an avid hiker and reader.
Ms. Taylor joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2016.
“I choose Waldorf because learning here is full of art, music, nature, friends and joy.”
Kate Taylor received a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico where she also earned a Master of Arts in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. She obtained a New Mexico teaching license in language arts from UNM and is pursuing her Waldorf teacher training at the Waldorf School of Orange County.
She has pursued studies in Flamenco, first as a member of Alma Flamenca Dance Company and then as an apprentice with Yjastros: The National Flamenco Repertory Company.
Ms. Taylor joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
Grade 8 Teacher & High School Choir Teacher | Ms. Daisy Barnard
“I choose Waldorf because it honors the unique gifts, challenges, and destiny of each individual human being.“
Daisy Barnard holds a Master of Arts in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute, a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Lawrence University, and a California Teaching Credential from Antioch University. She received her Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Emerson College in the United Kingdom.
She enjoys hiking, yoga, music, and being with her family.
Ms. Barnard joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
Grades 2 and 4 Games Teacher and Adult Enrichment | Ms. Jennie Baudhuin
“I choose Waldorf because I want to support each student's individuality through a multi-faceted curriculum.”
Jennie Baudhuin holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College. She has a Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Rudolf Steiner College and is a Spacial Dynamics graduate. Ms. Baudhuin is a certified Waldorf Remedial Educator.
She loves travelling, reading, family time, and experiencing nature.
Ms. Baudhuin is a founding member of Santa Fe Waldorf School since 1983.
Grades Spanish Teacher, High School Humanities & Marimba Teacher | Ms. Taylor Rubottom
"I choose Waldorf because of my own experience as a Waldorf student."
Taylor Rubottom obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Trinity University in San Antonio. She is currently undertaking high school teacher training at the Center for Anthroposophy.
She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and two rescue dogs, fermenting food from her garden, and mastering the art of cooking green chili bacon mac and cheese.
Ms. Rubottom joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2018.
Grades 6-8 and High School Spanish Teacher | Ms. Raquel Castilla
“I choose Waldorf because the curriculum meets the whole individual.”
Raquel Castilla holds a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Psychology from the Universidad UNED in Madrid, Spain. She completed the Summer Renewal Course on the Art of Teaching Spanish from the Rudolf Steiner College, California.
She enjoys hiking, exploring and spending time in nature, and gardening.
Ms. Castilla joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2009.
Grades Handwork Teacher | Ms. Danelle Aragon
“I choose Waldorf because I want to be involved in an educational movement that nurtures each stage of a child's development.”
Danelle Aragon received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology from the University of Colorado and an art degree from Colorado College. She holds a Master of Education from Antioch New England Graduate School where she also received her Waldorf teacher training.
She finds joy in the process of cooking.
Ms. Aragon joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2004.
Eurythmy Teacher | Ms. Anne-Meike Gassmeyer
Anne Gassmeyer received Eurythmy training at the American Eurythmy School in Weed, California.
She was a bio-dynamic farmer and enjoys acting and playing piano.
Ms. Gassmeyer joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
Handwork Assistant | Ms. Laura Kravitz
"I choose Waldorf because of its enriching and rewarding environment."
Laura Kravitz has received her Certification in Early Childhood Education from Micha-el Institute, she is a tutorship program graduate in acupuncture and Chinese medical herbology and earned her Doctor of Oriental Medicine (D.O.M.). She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida and attended St. John’s College.
She enjoys gardening and handwork.
Ms. Kravitz joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2004.
Piano Accompanist | Mr. Bill Epstein
Bill Epstein holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Harvard University and a Masters of Arts in Music from Roosevelt University Chicago.
He has played for Canticum Novum, the Santa Fe symphony chorus and the University of Chicago’s Gilbert and Sullivan Company.
Mr. Epstein joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2015.
Cello Teacher | Mr. Ian Brody
"I chose Waldorf because an early foundation in the arts can last last a lifetime."
Ian Brody holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Willamette University and a master’s in music from the University of New Mexico. He is a cellist in multiple regional orchestras including the San Juan Symphony, the University of New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and the New Mexico Philharmonic. Mr. Brody has also performed in the New Mexico Chamber Music Festival, the Green Lake Festival of Music and the Montecito International Music Festival.
Discovery Camps Coordinator | Ms. Leigh Patton
“I chose Waldorf when I heard there was an education that encompasses happy hands, heart, and mind….I was hooked right then and there.”
Leigh Patton holds a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in painting from Western State University of Colorado. She was a handwork teacher at the Anchorage Waldorf School for four years while also directing the after school program. Ms. Patton also directed the summer camp at Anchorage Waldorf School for six years. She studied the educational foundations of Waldorf education and fiber arts at Rudolf Steiner College and is now studying art therapy and counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
She is an interdisciplinary artist and finds joy in being in nature.
Ms. Patton joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
School Administrator | Gerson Pérez
“I choose Waldorf because it lets children manifest their true selves while preparing them to make positive contributions to society.”
Gerson Pérez earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from Guatemala San Carlos University and a Masters in Business Administration from the IPADE Business School in Mexico. After working as a business consultant for over 10 years, Mr. Pérez co-founded a Pre-K to 3rd grade Waldorf school in Guadalajara, Mexico and has worked as both a teacher and administrator in Waldorf initiatives in Mexico and Guatemala.
He enjoys drawing, painting and sculpting, and is an avid amateur woodworker. He likes to invite friends home to try his cooking experiments.
Mr. Perez joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2019.
“I choose Waldorf because the curriculum is the best there is in meeting the needs of the students and society as a whole.”
Jennifer Warren holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University, a BA in Classical Studies from Middlebury College and received her Waldorf teacher training from Rudolf Steiner College in California. Jennifer has over 25 years of teaching experience in Pre-K through 11th grade, including 3 years at SFWS. She is a Certified College Counselor, Wilderness First Responder and a member of the Santa Fe Search and Rescue team.
She is a master gardener, avid reader and world traveler.
Ms. Warren joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
“I choose Waldorf because of it's intentionally integrated curriculum which provides a strong basis for learning with context.”
Pat Lord earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Education from St. Lawrence University. She served as the Director of Major Gifts at the Palm Beach State College Foundation and was the Chief Development Officer for the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. Her work has included counseling, student affairs, and philanthropic dimensions. She serves as a celebrant for celebrations and benchmarks of life.
She enjoys singing, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors while walking her dogs.
Ms. Lord joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2014.
Business Manager | Mr. Thomas Keppel
“I choose Waldorf because every teacher and staff member is totally dedicated to the success of the students.”
Thomas Keppel worked successfully across multiple industries in Germany, France and the United States. He has taught classes in digital photography, desktop publishing, and cinematic storytelling.
He is an avid photographer and information designer. He enjoys producing materials that challenge reality, which can be shaped according to our vision.
Mr. Keppel joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2011.
Bookkeeper | Ms. Lucie Bureau
“I choose Waldorf because of the passion and dedication involved in teaching and understanding who we are as human beings.”
Lucie Bureau received her accounting certification from Santa Fe Community College and holds a Certificate of Fine Arts from Art Instruction Schools. She is a certified hatha yoga instructor.
She enjoys making good food with friends, yoga, and hiking with her dogs.
Ms. Bureau joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2018.
Campus Manager | Ms. Carole Cressman
“I choose Waldorf because it provides an inspiring, multi-sensory, experiential academic education, which fosters critical thinking and creativity throughout.”
Carole Cressman’s professional experience includes corporate management, outdoor education and ropes course programs, student counseling and employment programs for special needs students, organically certified farming, homemaking, and parenting.
She enjoys most outdoor activities, cooking, gardening, dancing, and riding motorcycles with her husband of 30 years.
Ms. Cressman joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2002.
Elementary School Office Coordinator | Ms. Devon Corbet
“I choose Waldorf because it fosters the development of the whole child in a richly nourishing environment.”
Devon Corbet holds a Master of Science in Elementary Education, from Pace University in New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Albany. She obtained teaching certification through New York state and holds a Professional Teaching Licence from the state of Colorado.
She enjoys walking on the Earth's textures, finding unique logs and boulders on which to practice yoga, and climbing trees with her sons.
Ms. Corbet joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2018.
Middle School & High School Office Coordinator | Ms. Susanna Green
“I choose Waldorf because of the inspirational faculty and students, honest human connections, and creative learning atmosphere.”
Susanna Green holds a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Art and Pre-Counseling from Oklahoma Baptist University. She worked for over five years as a veterinary technician and pet-sitter, and was a volunteer at the Smithsonian National Zoo, prior to joining SFWS.
She enjoys cooking, hiking, rock-climbing, running marathons, traveling the world, and spending time with her dog.
Ms. Green joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2014.
Communications Manager & Administrative Support | Ms. Juliana Werner
“I choose Waldorf education because I enjoy working in a creative and stimulating academic environment.”
Juliana Werner holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of New Mexico. She is the former proprietor of JW Handmade, a local and online craft business.
She collects vintage cameras and loves shooting instant film, running, knitting, bike rides, and road trips with her husband.
Ms. Werner joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2015.
Site Technician | Mr. Roberto Loya
Site Technician|Mr. Lotya
“I choose Waldorf because I enjoy seeing students happy to learn and play outdoors without a device in hand.”
Roberto Lotya’s experience includes furniture maker, home building construction worker and general handyman. He worked for several years as a maintenance technician for Bishop’s Lodge in Santa Fe.
He enjoys music, spending time with his family, traveling, working on a variety of projects, spending time outdoors and good homemade food.
Mr. Lotya joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2015.
High School Math and Physical Sciences Teacher and Wilderness Program Coordinator |
Mr. Matthew Burritt
“I choose Waldorf because I have personally experienced the richness the Waldorf curriculum brings and want to share the gifts that were given to me.”
Matthew Burritt is a Waldorf graduate from Green Meadow Waldorf School in New York and received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe. He received his Waldorf Certification from the Center for Anthroposophy in Wilton, New Hampshire. He was an environmental educator with the Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa, and is certified in CPR for the professional rescuer from the American Red Cross.
He is an outdoor enthusiast, canoeist, certified rafting guide, and beekeeper.
Mr. Burritt joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2005.
Pedagogical Chair | Karl Johnson
Karl Johnson holds a Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling from Adams State College in Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Utah State University. He is also a certified instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School and completed his Waldorf Transdisciplinary Therapeutic Education course in Educational Support.
He enjoys mountaineering, backcountry skiing, river running, hiking, writing poetry and studying Anthroposophy.
Mr. Johnson first joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 1990.
Humanities Teacher, Educational Support, and Class of 2021 Sponsor | Mr. Elliot Ryan
“I choose Waldorf because it is the most interesting education, a true alternative to modern schooling.”
Elliot Ryan has a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Arizona. He is a certified clinical herbalist from the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.
He enjoys playing music with folkloric percussion ensembles and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Mr. Ryan joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2011.
Athletic Director, Grades and High School Physical Education and Movement Teacher, and Class of 2022 Sponsor | Mr. Daniel Wendland
“I choose Waldorf because the curriculum meets the student in an age appropriate and profound way.”
Daniel Wendland has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Humboldt State University and a California K-12 teaching license. He is a Spacial Dynamics Level 1 graduate.
He loves to garden and enjoys the rewards that mother nature provides.
Mr. Wendland joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2004.
High School Humanities and Art Teacher and Class of 2020 Sponsor | Mr. Enrique Otero
“I choose Waldorf because it prepares the student not only for college, but for life.”
Enrique Otero graduated with honors from San Francisco State University with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and international relations, and studied art at the Rijksmuseum Institute in Holland. He completed his Waldorf teacher training at Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento.
He coaches SFWS junior varsity soccer and varsity boys’ basketball, and enjoys reading and writing.
Mr. Otero joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2008.
School Registrar, High School Science Teacher & Section Chair, & Class of 2023 Class Sponsor | Mr. Chris Sciarretta
“I choose Waldorf because it engages the students in enriching activity.”
Christopher Sciarretta has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Bowdoin College and a Master of Arts in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England. He was an instructor at the NOVA Intercultural Institute in Osaka, Japan, and has taught environmental education in New England and California.
His hobby is gardening and providing homegrown produce for his family.
Mr. Sciarretta joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2005.
High School Math and Science Teacher |
Mr. Greg Shultz
“I choose Waldorf because of its individual attention and care, global diversity, and holistic academics.”
Greg Shultz received a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England Graduate School and obtained his Waldorf High School Teacher Education Certificate from The Center for Anthroposophy in New Hampshire. He completed his undergraduate education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Vermont and Emerson College.
He was the educational director of a nonprofit agricultural development organization and has taught in several countries, as well as on the Ramah Navajo reservation and in the Hispanic highlands of New Mexico.
Mr. Shultz joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2001.
High School and Middle School Strings Orchestra Teacher | Ms. Lee Harvey
“I choose Waldorf because I enjoy creating music with the students.”
Lee Harvey has a Bachelor of Arts in Performance Music from Lawrence University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
She loves to express herself through cooking.
Ms. Harvey joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2000.
Metamorphosis String Orchestra Instructor | Ms. Karina Wilson
“I choose Waldorf because learning in a beautiful environment is important.”
Karina Wilson obtained her certification to teach Suzuki books 1 and 2 and Suzuki in the Schools. She is trained in classical violin and viola, Zimbabwean marimba, and West African dance and drumming.
She enjoys wood carving and acrylic painting.
Ms. Wilson joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2018.
Grades and High School Woodwork Teacher | Mr. Fletcher Lathrop
“I choose Waldorf because the arts are integral to and at the core of the education.”
Fletcher Lathrop holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas and received his Waldorf teacher training from Rudolf Steiner College. He served as a class teacher for his first ten years at SFWS and now teaches wood carving and sculpture.
He loves to be out in nature flyfishing.
Mr. Lathrop joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 1986.
Choral Instructor | Mr. Jerry Weimer
"I choose Waldorf because it encourages my individual teaching style and appreciates the value of my time.”
Jerry Weimer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Music from the College of Santa Fe and has performed at Music on the Hill in Santa Fe, at the Golden Festival NYC and was principal Clarinet at the Columbia Summer Winds concert series.
Mr. Weimer joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.