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.
Early Childhood Assistant | 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 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Belarus State Polytechnic Academy and is working on her Master in Waldorf Education through Antioch University New England. She served 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.
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.
“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 2 Teacher | 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 3 Teacher and Grades Section Co-Chair |
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 4 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 5 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 7 Teacher | Mr. Ken Friedman
“I choose Waldorf because I feel I can help create a better world with each child who receives this education.”
Ken Friedman completed his Waldorf teacher training at Rudolf Steiner College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from West Chester University and received Kula Makua Waldorf teacher training in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He enjoys finding ways to integrate the arts and academics and exploring movement in a social, spatial dynamic.
Mr. Friedman joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2018.
Grade 8 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 1 Games 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 & Aftercare Lead | 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 and Grades Section Co-Chair | 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, 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.
“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.
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.
College of Teachers Chair, College Guidance Counselor, Wilderness Program Coordinator, and High School Math and Physical Sciences Teacher |
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.
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 2019 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 and 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, 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.
Middle School and High School Mathematics Teacher, Wilderness Program Assistant Leader | Mr. Michael Freitas
“I chose Waldorf because it educates the whole human being.”
Michael Freitas is a graduate of Santa Fe Waldorf School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John's College and is trained in CPR and wilderness first-aid.
He is a Freemason and an elected member of his Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Freitas joined Santa Fe Waldorf School in 2018.
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.
High School Humanities & Middle School English Skills Instructor, High School Section Chair, and Class of 2022 Sponsor | 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 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 | 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.