Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Welcomes First-Grade Teacher09:28AM / Tuesday, August 09, 2011
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School has hired Michelle Marks as first-grade teacher for the 2011-12 school year.
Marks earned both her masters of education and her Waldorf Education Certificate from Antioch University New England. Additionally, she is certified in natural health and alternative medicine, and has a bachelor in fine and performing arts from Radford University.
"Integrating the Waldorf curriculum with my love for and experience in teaching, healing fields and the arts fulfills my life's work: bringing children a holistic, balanced education that encourages love of learning and reverence for human creativity," Marks said.
The Great Barrington school accepts children in first through eighth grade students from the Berkshires, northern Connecticut and New York's Columbia County. It is one of more than 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide, and part of the movement of independent schools developed over 80 years ago by scientist, philosopher and writer Rudolf Steiner.
Children stay with their primary teacher through the grades in a curriculum that integrates science, literatures and culture with fine and practical arts. It also offers an early childhood program for children ages 2 to 6.
The school is now accepting student applications for the school year. Contact the school at 413-528-4015, Ext. 105; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gbrss.org more information.