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 Assistant | 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.
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.
Kindergarten Assistant | Ms. Patty Hatch
“I choose Waldorf because it protects the magic of childhood while preparing for adult self-reliance.”
Patty Hatch holds a bachelor’s degree in English from BYU and a master’s in medieval studies from Notre Dame. She earned her Early Childhood Education diploma from Rudolf Steiner College.
She enjoys handwork, especially pottery and handspinning.
Ms. Hatch joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2005.
Kindergarten Teacher | Ms. Michelle Keleher
“I choose Waldorf because childhood should be filled with wonder, joy and nature.”
Michelle Keleher’s training began with Waldorf in the Home conferences while she was homeschooling her own children and she completed her Waldorf Teaching Certificate in the Netherlands. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Kansas and worked as an architect in Chicago and San Francisco.
She enjoys designing and implementing permaculture projects in the home and garden with her family.
Ms. Keleher joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2016.
Grade 1 Teacher | Ms. 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 2 Teacher | Ms. Megan Rosker
“I choose Waldorf because in Waldorf School kids are allowed to be kids.”
Megan Rosker holds bachelor’s degrees in studio art and religion from Kenyon College and earned her teaching credential from the University of New Mexico. She has done coursework at Steiner College and continues coursework in Anthroposophy through the Center for Anthroposophy. She is the founder of Let Children Play in New York City.
She enjoys getting outside for games, bike rides, and evening walks with her husband and four children.
Ms. Rosker joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2016
Grade 3 Teacher | Mr. Thomas Baudhuin
“I choose Waldorf because the curriculum meets children at every stage of their development.”
Thomas Baudhuin studied engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and biology at the University of New Mexico. He received his Waldorf teacher training at Mercy College in Detroit and has completed his Spacial Dynamics training.
He loves carving wood and alabaster and helped found the woodworking program at SFWS.
Mr. Baudhuin joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 1985.
Grade 4 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.
Grade 5 Teacher | Ms. Kate Taylor
“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 6 Teacher | Mr. Peter Wollheim
“I choose Waldorf because teaching with love and beauty creates loving and caring children.”
Peter Wollheim holds a Master of Science in Education from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Rutgers University.
He enjoys making rustic furniture, reading, and hiking with his wife, two children, and dogs.
Mr. Wollheim joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2015.
Grade 7 Teacher and Elementary Grades Orchestra 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.
Grade 8 Teacher | 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.
Eurythmy Teacher | Ms. Anne-Meike Gassmeyer
Anne Gassmayer received eurythmy training at the American Eurythmy School in Weed, California.
She was a bio-dynamic farmer and enjoys acting and playing piano.
Ms. Gassmayer joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
Grades Spanish Teacher | Ms. Patricia De Dios
Patricia De Dios holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and earned her early childhood teaching certification from Santa Fe Community College.
She enjoys lively conversations over meals with her friends and family both in Mexico and the United States.
Ms. De Dios joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
Grades 6-8 and High School Spanish Teacher, and 12th Grade Class Sponsor | 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.
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, s a tutorship program graduate in cupuncture and Chinese edical erbology and earned her Doctor of Oriental Medicin (D.O.M.). She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida and ttended St. John’s ollege.
She enjoys gardening and handwork.
Ms. Kravitz joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2004.
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 has taught woodworking for fourteen years at SFWS.
He loves to be out in nature flyfishing.
Mr. Lathrop joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 1989.
Choral Instructor | Ms. Willa Roberts
"I choose Waldorf because it gives me the opportunity to teach in an open-minded environment where the arts are highly valued."
Willa Roberts holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Film from Bard College.
She is a professional violinist and vocalist in both Eastern European and Middle Eastern styles and has performed at the Lincoln Center and MoMA in New York City and at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.
Ms. Roberts joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
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.
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.
High School Drama Teacher | Mr. Jerry Ferraccio
“I choose Waldorf because, as William Shakespeare says, 'All things are ready, if our mind be so.'”
Jerry Ferraccio holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Directing from Southern Oregon University where he was awarded the Olsrud Scholarship. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Alabama and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
He is the Coordinator of the Santa Fe Shakespeare Society and enjoys hiking, volunteering, and reading.
Mr. Ferraccio joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2016.
School Administrator | Mr. Jeffrey Baker
“I choose Waldorf because it honors the sanctity of childhood while building creative capacities for the future.”
Jeffrey Baker worked for seven years as a middle school teacher at Swallowtail School (a developing Waldorf School), and two years in administration at his alma mater, the Oregon College of Art and Craft, and ran one of the largest summer arts day camps in Oregon.
He explores the sublime qualities of nature and memory through art exhibits featuring a variety of unique mixed-media photographic processes.
Mr. Baker joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2013.
Development & Marketing Director |
Ms. Patricia Lord
“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.
Admissions Director | Ms. Jennifer Warren
“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 and received her Waldorf teacher training from Rudolf Steiner College in California. She is a Certified Wilderness First Responder and a member of the Santa Fe Search and Rescue.
She is a master gardener, avid reader and world traveler.
Ms. Warren joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
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.
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.”
Carol 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. Cita Riley
“I choose Waldorf because I enjoy being around joyful children who are actively engaged in their education.”
Olivia “Cita” Mason Riley holds a Master of Science in Health Education from the University of Utah. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and is certified in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She is the former executive director of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony.
She enjoys riding bicycles and expressing the joy that brings.
Ms. Riley joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 1991.
Elementary School Office and Special Projects | Ms. Maureen Wheat
“I choose Waldorf because I enjoy seeing the children growing through their educational journey.”
Maureen Wheat earned a Master of Divinity from Harvard University. She was a Joseph Coleman Richards Scholar and the recipient of the Hopkins Shareholder Scholarship from Harvard. She was a volunteer pastoral chaplain at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida and has raised funds and developed resources for numerous nonprofit and community organisations.
She enjoys working with people in their exploration of spiritual life and in the process of life’s passages.
Ms. Wheat joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2016.
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.
Administrative Assistant | 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.
High School Registrar, High School College Guidance Counselor, Wilderness Program Coordinator, High School Math and Physical Sciences Teacher and 12th Grade Class Sponsor | Mr. Matthew Burritt
“I choose Waldorf because I believe in the power of an educational system based upon the insights of human development as outlined by Rudolf Steiner.”
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 was an environmental educator with the Peace Corps in West Africa and is certified in CPR for the professional rescuer from the American Red Cross.
He is an outdoor enthusiast, canoeist, and beekeeper. Mr. Burritt heads the Wilderness Education program at SFWS.
Mr. Burritt joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2005.
High School Chair and Humanities Teacher, Educational Support, and 9th Grade Class 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 11th Grade Class 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 10th Grade Class 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.
High School Science Teacher | 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.
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 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.
Grades Vocal, Strings & Wind Teacher, and High School Jazz Ensemble | Mr. Casey Andersen
"I choose Waldorf because every student is afforded the opportunity to develop their best self."
Casey Andersen graduated from Berklee College of Music with a bachelor’s degree in jazz composition.
He is currently enrolled in a yoga teacher training certification program.
Mr. Andersen graduated from Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2010 and joined the faculty in 2015.
High School Guitar Teacher | Mr. Jeremy Bleich
Jeremy Bleich holds a bachelor’s degree in music, music theory and composition from Cleveland State University. He is a recipient of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and a grant recipient from the California Foundation for Peace and Justice.
He is an internationally performing bassist.
Mr. Bleich joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.
High School Humanities & Middle School English Skills Instructor | 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 and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Lawrence University. She received her Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Emerson College in East Sussex in the United Kingdom.
She enjoys composing and conducting music, and playing the French horn and guitar.
Ms. Barnard joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2017.