Early Childhood Director-Silke Markowski
Gnomes Kindergarten Teacher-Silke Markowski
Gnomes Kindergarten Teacher Assistant-Elissa Rookey
Blossoms Teacher-Alina Bain
Grade Two Teacher-Allison Bradley
Allison Bradley has three sons and has been a Waldorf parent for thirteen years. She has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and background in crisis intervention, corporate consultation, and outdoor education. She had a private practice in holistic counseling for 12 years. She is in her third year of Waldorf teacher training, and is currently enrolled at Antioch. She is deeply committed to Waldorf education and its potential to make the world a better place, build community, and strengthen the creative potential of individuals.
Grade Three Teacher-Gaia Pinsonnault
Gaia moved to Taos in 2012 and worked at TWS as an intern in the gnomes, 1-2 grade and 4-5 grade. This year Ms. Gaia is taking the role as head teacher for our beloved 3rd grade class. She has a degree in Liberal Arts and is working toward her certification in the Waldorf Grades through the Micha-el Institute in Portland, Oregon. Her son, Talon, can be seen skipping around in the kindergarten. Ms. Gaia comes to us with a strong background in the healing arts and indigenous ceremony. Both avenues being the foundational work and development guiding her to step into the role as a Waldorf teacher. Gaia is an avid lover of art, nature and physical movement.
Grade Six Teacher-Beth Kreiger-Fritsch
Beth moved to Taos from the midwest in 2007; her son, Oliver, is in the third grade and her daughter, Mae, is a middle Gnome in the kindergarten. Her husband, Tom, can be seen from time to time fixing or building things around campus, in between his work as a chiropractor in town. Beth has a degree in English and Spanish and is currently working on her Waldorf Teacher Training certificate through Great Lakes Waldorf Institute and a Masters of Education with a Waldorf Emphasis from Mount Mary College. She is so happy to be entering the exciting middle school years with her class, and, while not at school, Beth enjoys running, skiing, reading, jumping on the trampoline, and spending time with her family, friends and garden.
Music- Jenna Paulden
Beatrix, our handwork teacher is from Switzerland, where she taught kindergarten in small villages and was involved in the local music schools. She moved to CA in 1996 with her husband Jade and baby Ryan. Gardening and landscape design have been passions of hers, as well as cooking, and you can find her in the garden, out hiking, or knitting away.
She has worked for a preschool, later started an outdoor program for a ranch, where the kids could explore nature and animals rain or shine.
In 2011 her family moved to Taos, it is her 2nd year at TWS.
Trix enjoys working with children of different ages, and hopes to spark a passion for handwork and crafts of all sorts.
Snow days! Same as the public schools, listen to KTAO (101.9FM) for updates. Let it snow, let it snow!!!
Children's Art Show
12.19.2013 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Festival of Lights
12.23.2013 - 01.03.2014
Winter Break, no school
01.07.2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Talk with Andy
Martin Luther King Day. No School
02.04.2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Talk with Allison, first grade readiness
President's Day. No School
02.18.2014 - 02.21.2014
Waldorf Teacher Conferences, no school
03.03.2014 - 03.14.2014