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


AWSNA's Board of Trustees welcomes the Association's three new Leaders:


David Owen Cruise of Ann Arbor, MI began on May 1, 2013 as the new Leader of Administration.


Melanie Reiser, of Boulder, CO will begin on June 20, 2013 as the new Leader of Programs and Activities.


Beverly Amico, of Sante Fe, NM will begin on June 20, 2013 as the new Leader of Outreach and Development.


The board has expressed in many ways their deep appreciation for the work done over the last nine years by outgoing leaders, Frances Kane and Patrice Maynard.  Good wishes follow them into their next chapter of work!


All are looking forward to meeting the new leaders at the Summer Conference in Austin, Texas.

Farm Equipment That Runs on Oats   


A story in the New York Times Home & Garden Section concerns former Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School student Kerry Gawalt and her husband who are farming with Norwegian Fjord draft horses in Vermont


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Sen. Kemp Hannon Salutes 'Youth Leadership' Award Winner from Garden City Waldorf School


Senator Kemp Hannon Sen. Kemp Hannon recently congratulated Garden City Waldorf School student Peter Escribano and Garden City High School student Alix Della Penna on being named winners of his "Youth Leadership" Award.


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Rudolf Steiner School 4th Graders  

Poetry to be Published


GBRSS poets Six fourth-grade pupils at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School will have their original poetry included in the national anthology "Young American Poetry Digest 2013."


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The Denver Waldorf School is featured in a local news broadcast about technology and young children  


Another video worth watching: This one features Mrs. Laurie Clark, Judy Lucas and Dr Gary Small, a brain researcher from UCLA.


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.  


June 23 - 28, 2013: Harlemville, NY

The 12 Senses - The Gateways of the Soul. This is the first in a series of Summer Intensives at the Hawthorne Valley School.


Renewal Courses from June 23 to July 5th, sponsored by the Center for Anthroposophy on the campus of High Mowing School in Wilton, New Hampshire


SUMMER INTENSIVES: June 17 to July 12  

Bay Area for Waldorf Teacher Training


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 8-26, 2013: Milwaukee, WI

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute Summer Intensive 2013


July 9-12, 2013: Chapel Hill, NC

Deepening the Understanding of Waldorf Education for Subject Teachers

Hosted by the Emerson Waldorf School  in Chapel Hill, NC 


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, at the Emerson Waldorf School. 


August 19-21, 2013: Costa Mesa, CA

Back to School Conference with Christof Wiechert

Waldorf School of Orange County 



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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
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Questions please contact Kirin at webeditor@awsna.org or
David Owen-Cruise, AWSNA Administrator, 2142A Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197