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.
Silke Marjkowski (Gnomes, EC Director)
Silke Markowski arrived in Taos in 1991 where she started a playgroup and became one of the founders of the Country Day School, known today as the Taos Waldorf School. Both of her children attended the school from Pre- K through 8th grade. Silke brings a love for community from her upbringing in a small German Village and is dedicated to an Early Childhood Education in an Environment where children can experience multi cultural growth and have a sense of belonging throughout their schooling years. The combination of farming and education is a dream come true for Silke, having been raised on a farm and understanding the importance of the connection to the land in relationship to the development of the intellect. Waldorf education is her choice of teaching which arises out of a deep love for humanity and is expressed to her commitment to the Taos Waldorf school after 18 years of teaching in Taos and 27 years of teaching as an Early Childhood educator.
Native American Ceremony, music , local geography, stones and building labyrinths bring joy to her life outside of school.
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.