News from AWSNA            February 2013
The official e-news of the Association of independent Waldorf schools


Thread 2 Some great stories on our website this month, including a link to Waldorf alum Michelle Vey's new film called "Thread." Her earlier documentary, "From Elegance To Earthworms," a movie about New York's growing eco-consciousness, was screened at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York a few years ago. Read more about this eco- and fashion- conscious Waldorf alum on Why Waldorf Works.


Send us your alumni news, and don't forget to connect to other Waldorf alums through our Alumni Corner!


Warm regards,

Patrice Maynard and Frances Kane

AWSNA Leadership 

Music is at the Heart of Waldorf Education
The San Francisco Classical Voice, which calls itself "the go-to place for great music in the Bay Area," recently added a new feature that tries to give parents a close look at the resources and philosophies that different schools offer in their music programs. The first feature began with the San Francisco Waldorf School and a chat with David Weber, a humanities and music teacher in the Waldorf High School. "Our primary goal," he says, "is not to turn out musicians but to influence a student's approach to life and their ability to make sound judgments through the artistic effects of music. We think that the study of music makes students much more well-rounded."

Read more on Why Waldorf Works

Denver Waldorf School's 4th Graders 

Gain Insight From Two Week Media Fast

Listen to a great Colorado Public Radio story on The Denver Waldorf School aired February 8, 2013 on Why Waldorf Works. 


How You can Help to Further
Waldorf Education
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We want to remind you of some ways you can further Waldorf Education in North America: Sign up to receive the enews and on the Alumni Corner on 
Why Waldorf Works to stay informed about Waldorf news; find us on Facebook; support your local Waldorf school every way you can; use GoodSearch (instead of Google) when surfing the web. You can also support AWSNA online on Why Waldorf Works. Thank you for your commitment to Waldorf Education!


Read more on Why Waldorf Works.  

AWSNA Books & More

Books and More Every book offered through AWSNA's Books&More store represents the kind of literature, and curricular support, for deepening the unique view of the unfolding human being we hold in Waldorf Education.

With AWSNA Publications you'll find books tried and tested in Waldorf schools and their communities-- books that keep children engaged, enchanted, and filled with wonder. 

Find out more on Books & More






Event details, including contact information, can be found on the Events page of the Why Waldorf Works website. Please send us your events so we can include them in our calendar. 


February 17-20, 2013: Boulder, CO

TMCSR Regional Teacher's Conference with Aonghus Gordon

Conference held at the Shining Mountain Waldorf School.


February 22 -24, 2013: Burlington, ON Canada

The Great Lakes / Ontario Regional Conference and Delegates' meetings

Meetings will be at the Halton Waldorf School    


March 1, 2012: Princeton, NJ

Mid-Atlantic Regional Delegates Meeting

Hosted by the Princeton Waldorf School 


March 7-9, 2013: Chapel Hill, NC
Southeast Regional Delegates Meeting 

Hosted by Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC


March 15-16, 2013: Cotuit, MA

Northeast-Québec Delegates Meeting & Conference

Hosted by Cape Cod Waldorf School in Cotuit, MA   


April 19-21, 2013: Detroit, MI

AWSNA ALUMNI Service Weekend 2013
HEADS HANDS AND HEARTS IN DETROIT! Be there and show you care!

This year the traveling Service Weekend will be at the Detroit Waldorf School. The school will get us painting, digging, wiring, carpentering and generally sprucing up the beautiful old building that houses this Waldorf school that has a long-standing special mission to serve Detroit's children of all nationalities and economic levels.


June 24-27, 2013: Austin, TX

AWSNA Summer Conference co-Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society

Practical Life, Meditation, and the Waldorf School: The Anthroposophical Challenge.

Hosted by the Austin Waldorf School, Austin, TX


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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 or any other newsletter


Leader of Association Administration              Leader of Association Outreach and Development
Frances Kane                                                     Patrice Maynard
fkane@awsna.org                                              pmaynard@awsna.org
2344 Nicollet Ave S.                                           38 Main Street  

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