New Faces and Trading Places
We bid a fond farewell to our grade 7/8 and High School Spanish teacher of the last school year - Odalmis Molina. In order to be closer to her husband who lives and works north of Los Angeles, she has taken a teaching position at the Westside Waldorf School. We are thrilled to welcome on board our new grade 8 and high school Spanish teacher Emmi Kohout. Emmi graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Spanish literature and culture as well as an MA in Spanish literature from UCI. She spent a year in Madrid attending an educational program and most recently was teaching at Morro Bay High School in Morro Bay, CA. She will be a great addition to our language program.
We enthusiastically welcome several new faces to our faculty:
Francesco DeBenedetto is joining us to run the High School Arts program. He pursued a classical education in math, physics, philosophy, and literature in Italy, then obtained his B.F.A. degree and Waldorf Teacher Training in the United States. He has recently taught art in the Sacramento Waldorf High School and at the Green Mowing Waldorf High School.
Michaela Heller, early childhood assistant - Michaela has volunteered and substituted in early childhood this past year and will now be assisting on a rotating basis in the classroom, as well as regularly in the little aftercare. Michaela is the mother of Kaili in pre-kindergarten, Logan in kindergarten and Jonah in grade 2.
Phyllis Gilmer - 2nd grade handwork assistant - Phyllis was one of the founding members of our school. She was our inagural kindergarten teacher and for a great many years after that, has been the director of Ezekiel's Garden. We are so excited to have her back in our midst, bringing with her the love and joy she has for our school.
Eden Boric, our high school coordinator, credited with creating the strong foundation of our growing high school, will be following her dream and becoming a full-time teacher in the high school. Gina Illes will be moving to the high school office to continue her work as administrator, while taking on the next phase of the high school's growth. We are searching for someone with a Waldorf administrative and/or teacher training certificate to ultimately take over the administrative role and allow Gina to fully focus on the needs of our high school. Marissa Miyasaki has decided to stay home with her new baby, and so we welcome Erica Ruvalcaba as our administrative assistant. Denise Ogawa will be continuing her role as Development Director, but doing so from the front office while we search for a new Administrator.
Our new Foundation Studies Program
begins on September 14
If you have been thinking of joining the program, then now is the time to sign up! We look forward greatly to welcoming our new students into the program.
Foundation Studies is a two-year course of study which can be taken as a 'stand-alone' introduction to Waldorf Education, or as the first half of our four-year part-time WSOC Teacher Training Program.
Courses can also be taken on an individual basis.
Click here to find out about the individual courses and to learn how to sign-up.
This brochure explains the full program in detail.
We are thrilled to introduce our new Hot Lunch program!
- Lunches are available for students in grades 1-12, 5days a week
- Healthy food with MANY options
- Easy to order website
- Phone App for your smart phone
- Earth friendly packaging
Check out the website www.choicelunch.com to order and find out more about the company philosophy. Our School code is waldorfoc . You can call the Choice Lunch customer service, they are very helpful.
Lunches will be delivered the first day of school, so log in and place your order now!
WELCOME New Families
We are so pleased to have you with us.
Please join us for these special events created for us to meet each other:
9/5 at 8:30 a.m. New Family Welcome Tea
9/19 at 7 p.m. New Family Orientation
We look forward to seeing you there!
Accounting Coordinator / Assistant Needed
We are looking for a qualified candidate for Accounting Coordinator/Assistant. For more information click here
To wonder at beauty,
Stand guard over truth,
Look up to the noble,
Resolve on the good.
This leadeth us truly
To purpose in living,
To right in our doing,
To peace in our feeling,
To light in our thinking.
And teaches us trust,
In the working of God,
In all that there is,
In the width of the world,
In the depth of the soul.
by Rudolph Steiner