Issue: #1 January 2008

Dear Friends,

Thank you for signing up for our email newsletter on AWSNA's new web site The monthly newsletter will highlight latest news releases, list  events, profile interesting Waldorf personalities, and review new publications.

As of January 2008 the former AWSNA web site,, was retired. All visitors are now redirected to the new site at  We hope you'll find it an outstanding resource for our schools and for the public.

Please check the "News and Events" section regularly and share what's there with your community: stories about interesting Waldorf graduates, unusual community service projects, research surveys, and more. Also, send us current news from your school:  good news from the classroom, press releases from your school and community, articles featuring your graduates.  Every Waldorf community member helps to demonstrate Why Waldorf Works! Send to

The password-protected segment of the site continues to offer helpful publications such as Effective Practices, Young Schools Guide, Path to Membership, Accreditation Guide, minutes from Delegates', Leadership Council, and Board of Trustees meetings, and much more. You can get the password either from your office or call AWSNA.

You'll also be able to access the Association Calendar on the site. We'll keep it up to date by including your information about events, conferences, and workshops in your region. Send listings to Shannon Murphy in the Programs and Activities Office at

Please note that we do not share our email list with anyone and you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the 'safeunsubscribe' link below. We hope you enjoy the newsletter and the new site. We welcome your feedback,

Patrice Maynard                      Michael Soule                   Frances Kane
Outreach and Development     Programs & Activities        Adminstration


    Robotics Team Wins
   Championship Alliance

    They're called The Poly-Gnomes.

    They are a group of eight Waldorf students in
    grades nine through twelve who design
    and create robots.

And they made up half of the championship alliance that won the Snow Day Showdown tournament in Hightstown, N.J. on December 15 -- an event that is part of FIRST, an international program designed  "to inspire and recognize excellence in science and technology through robotics co-opertitions."

Green Meadow Waldorf School's robotics team includes ...


Duffy Waldorf

Austin, Texas - PGA Touring Golf Professional Duffy Waldorf was the featured player at the Winning with Waldorf Golf Tournament on November 12 at Barton Creek Lakeside. Hosted by Austin Waldorf School, this national annual fundraiser in support of Waldorf education included a glamorous 'Taste of Texas' Dinner and Auction at the Salt Lick Pavilion the night before the tournament.

A California native and wine connoisseur, Duffy Waldorf is known on the golf circuit for his colorful Hawaiian print shirts and tournament-play golf balls artistically illustrated by his wife Vicky and their children. All four are Waldorf students attending the Highland Hall Waldorf School in Northridge, CA.


About Us
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The Association for Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) is a not-for-profit membership organization that supports independent Waldorf schools, initiatives, and teacher training institutes, and promotes Waldorf education throughout North America.

Waldorf education is a holistic and developmental approach that integrates academic, practical and artistic elements as it addresses the changing needs of the growing child and maturing adolescent. Waldorf schools engage the heart and hands as well as the mind with a lively, experiential curriculum rich in the basics, literature, history, languages, the arts, the social and natural sciences and technology.

AWSNA provides leadership to schools by facilitating resources, networks and research as they strive towards excellence and build healthy school communities. The Association performs functions that its member schools and institutes could not do alone, including outreach and advocacy, accreditation and school support services, professional development activities, research and publications.

Please contact us if you have any questions about AWSNA or this newsletter.

Patrice Maynard
Leader for Outreach and Development
65-2 Fern Hill Road
Ghent, NY 12075
518 672-7878

In This Issue
Robotics Team Wins Championship
Winning with Waldorf
About Us
Quick Links