AWSNAOctober 2010
Dear Friends,

Most of you know by now that Michael Soule has resigned from his position as Leader of Programs and Activities. Michael began his AWSNA career as the first Northwest Region Leadership Council representative and assumed the role of Leader of Programs and Activities in 2006. Michael writes: "It has been an honor serving the Waldorf movement and all the affiliated schools and institutes in this capacity over the past years. I have very much enjoyed this work and my connection with my colleagues and am proud of what we have brought to fruition, as well as the seeds we have planted towards Waldorf Education's future." We thank Michael for his dedicated service to the Association and the impulse of Waldorf Education and wish him all the best in the future. We also thank Karla Tegzes, his invaluable assistant, for all her fine work.
Frances Kane            Patrice Maynard
   Administration     Development & Outreach

Two Waldorf Schools Celebrate 40th Year

The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School in Great Barrington, MA, and the Waldorf School of Lexington, in Lexington, MA, opened their doors to children forty years ago. Celebrations are aleady underway.

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Why Waldorf Works.


Solar Energy Project
at the Rudolf Steiner School, Ann Arbor

The Rudolf Steiner School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, received funding through two grants last June for a solar energy project at their school.

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Why Waldorf Works.

Baltimore's Waldorf School celebrates first senior class and new facilities

The first day of the school year is usually a milestone for students, parents and teachers. This year, the first day at the Waldorf School of Baltimore will be a milestone in the school's history, as it will offer all grades from pre-school to 12.

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On Friday, October 1, Waldorf students and teachers from all over the world were engaged in work on behalf of disadvantaged children in an effort to give them access to a Waldorf Education and to improve their circumstances. With the money earned on last year's (2009) WOW-Day, the WOW project was able to assist forty projects in twenty countries. These projects included one-day jobs, walkathons, handwork and selling activities, circus performances, and many other wonderful activities that helped to improve the living conditions of children all over the world. Find out more at the WOW website.

Events and Conferences

Waldorf Education Events and Conferences

Please visit Why Waldorf Works for registration and contact information or for more details. If you have a conference you'd like posted on the site, send the information to

September 11, 2010: San Francisco, CA
Making Sense of Governance
Sponsored by AWSNA-Northern California Region
A One-day Workshop for Waldorf Schools with Jackie Henson & John Bloom
Location: San Francisco Waldorf High School
October 15- 17: Princeton, NJ
Mid-Atlantic Delegates Meeting at the Waldorf School of Princeton
Collaborative Spiritual Leadership: What is it? And Where is it in our Schools?
Keynote speakers include Elan Leibner and Tim Hoffmann

October 22-23, 2010: Ann Arbor, MI
Great Lakes Delegates Meeting
Hosted by the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

November 5-6, 2010: Toronto, Ontario
Convergence: How Science Supports the Wisdom of Waldorf Education
Keynote Presenters: Patrice Maynard and Douglas Gerwin
Hosted by the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto, Ontario

November 5 -7, 2010: Wilton, NH
AWSNA Northeast-Quebec Region
Coming into their Own: The Forces of Destiny in Adolescence
Conference on Adolescence for High School & Upper Grades Teachers
Keynote Speakers: Jon McAlice and John Wulsin,
joined by David Sloan and other friends.
Hosted by the High Mowing School - Wilton, New Hampshire

February 24-26, 2011 Chicago, IL
Great Lakes Regional Conference
Keynote speaker: Michael D'Aleo
Hosted by the Chicago Waldorf School

February 2011: Chicago, IL
Teaching Sensible Science
The Research Institute for Waldorf Education, SENSRI and the Chicago Waldorf School are offering Michael D'Aleo's course on Teaching Sensible Science beginning in February 2011 at the Chicago Waldorf School.
June 24-27, 2011: Garden City, NY
Rudolf Steiner's Unique Understanding of Adolescence
Child Development and the Spiritual Intentions of Waldorf Education
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Selg, M.D.
Dr. Peter Selg, MD, is a youth psychiatrist and spiritual scientific researcher working out of anthroposophy as director of the Ita Wegman Institute in Switzerland. From his deep study of and work with adolescents, he has developed a picture of the profound context out of which true Waldorf Education comes. This conference will delve into Rudolf Steiner's attitude towards the child and into the whole pedagogical challenge which childhood presents, creating a kind of basic reflection about the spiritual core of Waldorf Education. This conference will be of inestimable value for high school teachers, but it will speak just as much to educators of all levels who are fortunate enough to participate!
Please inform your communities and mark your calendars!
Hosted by
Waldorf School of Garden City
Garden City, New York

More events can be found at Why Waldorf Works.

You are welcome to send us Waldorf-related
events for posting on our web site.

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40th Anniversary Celebrations
Solar Energy Project
BWS graduates 1st senior class
Waldorf One World
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