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

Detroit Waldorf School - 3 

This year the traveling Waldorf-Inspired Service Weekend moves to the Detroit Waldorf School, in Detroit, Michigan! Join us from APRIL 19, 20, 21. The school will get us painting, digging, wiring, and sprucing up the beautiful building that houses this Waldorf school. Several Waldorf high school classes will be joining us too, as well as Waldorf alums, teachers, parents, and board members. This is a great chance to meet new folks and encounter old friends, while accomplishing something worthwhile: sprucing up the Detroit Waldorf School. Contact aturowski@awsna.org for information.

Website news: Here's a friendly reminder to Visit our busy PEOPLE page to find out who and where your colleagues are in the world of Waldorf Education.


We also have JOB POSTINGS for all our member schools - send us yours. 


Also, keep us informed of 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 

Violence Against Women:

What's Sport Got to Do With It?

Waldorf alum Ziba Cranmer is on the Board of Directors of Women Win, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the use of sport as a strategy to empower adolescent girls. She recently attended sessions under the auspices of the UN's Commission on the Status of Women where governments, community leaders, academics, men, women, and girls gathered to share their perspectives on the issue of gender-based violence. She wrote about the work this international community is doing in an Huffington Post article.

Read more on Why Waldorf Works

The Physics of Stuntwoman's

Slackline Walk between Trucks


In a video that has racked up 2 million views on YouTube, world record-holding slackliner Faith Dickey and alum from the Austin Waldorf School walks across a rope strung between two semi-trucks as the vehicles barrel down a highway side-by-side at 80 miles per hour. Dickey makes it across the rope a split second before the trucks enter separate tunnels, snapping the rope on the brick divide between them. 


Read more on Why Waldorf Works. 



Highland Hall Waldorf School Student Receives Ausar Consulting Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

12th grade student Najah Diop, a student at Highland Hall Waldorf School in Northridge, CA, is the first recipient of the Ausar Consulting Young Entrepreneur Scholarship and Award. This award is granted in recognition of her academic success and creativity, initiative and accomplishment in the area of entrepreneurship. Diop participated with the College Bound program at the USC Marshall School of Business last summer, where she demonstrated her potential as a promising entrepreneur with her start-up business, Sweet Nuances™, which creates dessert products for people with food allergies. The award for $10,000 is to be used to support the fulfillment of her vision.


Read more on Why Waldorf Works



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 13, 2013: Philmont, NY

Alkion Arts Festival Benefit

85 Main Street, Philmont, NY


April 17, 2013: Berkeley, CA

Parenting Today; the Waldorf Way: Sleep, food, travel, rhythm, warmth, family life, with Dorit Winter from 7pm - 9pm.

Presented by Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training


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.


April 20, 2013: San Francisco, CA

Medicine and Eurythmy - A One-Day Participatory Conference

What is Anthroposophic Medicine? What is Therapeutic Eurythmy?

Hosted by the San Francisco Waldorf High School


May 17-18, 2013: Chestnut Ridge, NY

Mid-Atlantic Regional Board Members Meeting

A forum for Waldorf School board members to discuss and share ideas for addressing emerging cultural, economic, academic, demographic, and other trends that have the potential to shape the landscape of Waldorf Education and affect Waldorf Schools in the region in the coming years.
Hosted by Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, New York

May 22, 2013: Berkeley, CA

Parenting Today; the Waldorf Way: When Children Grow Up with Dorit Winter from 7pm - 9pm.

Presented by Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training, Berkeley, CA

June 17-21, 2013: El Sobrante, CA

SUMMER INTENSIVES: Rhythms of the Home and the Question of Discipline with Marianne Alsop and Christine Margetic.

Presented by Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training, Berkeley, CA


June 23 - 28, 2013: Harlemville, NY

The 12 Senses - The Gateways of the Soul 2013 Summer Intensive

Hosted by Hawthorne Valley School, Ghent, NY


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


July 9 - 12, 2013: Chapel Hill, NC

Deepening the Understanding of Waldorf Education for Subject Teachers

Summer Seminar for Waldorf Subject Teachers 

July 15 - July 19, 2013 Chapel Hill, NC

Association for Waldorf Music Education (AWME) Annual Teachers Conference

A Musical Journey Through the Grades: Exploring the Pedagogical Foundations of Waldorf Music Education 

Conference held at Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC


August 19-21, 2013: Costa Mesa, CA

Back to School Conference with Christof  Wiechert

Hosted by Waldorf School of Orange County


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