Meet Teachers at Berkshire Waldorf School

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Berkshire Waldorf School (formerly Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School) announced the appointment of Andrew Gilligan as First Grade teacher for the 2022-23 school year. 
 
Families whose children will be six by Sept. 1, 2022 and interested community members are invited to meet Mr. Gilligan, along with First Grade subject teachers, at the school's Meet the First Grade Teachers event Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10:30am via Zoom. 
 
Parents and caregivers can register for this live, virtual, free event at berkshirewaldorfschool.org, or by contacting Admissions Director Robyn Coe at  admissions@berkshirewaldorfschool.org.
 
Andrew Gilligan has taught children across the Elementary and Middle School grades as well as Early Childhood for the past twelve years. He is currently a class teacher at the Seattle Waldorf School, where he has taught First and Second Grades for the past two years. Mr. Gilligan was a Class Teacher for First through Fourth Grades and Sixth through Eighth Grades at Meadowbrook Waldorf School in Richmond, RI, where he was also a member of the Board of Trustees and the Core Group of Teachers, leaders of the fiscal and pedagogical decision-making for the school. Mr. Gilligan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont, and completed both his Elementary Education and Waldorf Education Certificates, as well as his Masters of Education degree, from Antioch University New England. 
 
At Berkshire Waldorf School, as in most Waldorf schools worldwide, Elementary School class teachers start with their class in First Grade and move through the Elementary School curriculum with their class, to build strong, long-term relationships, for up to eight years. Berkshire Waldorf School is accepting applications for the Class of 2030 for Fall 2022. The application deadline is Feb. 1.
 
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The Wallflowers to Perform at Mahaiwe

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center announces the American rock act the Wallflowers, Jakob Dylan's Grammy-winning outfit, will perform live on its stage on Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m. 
 
"We're excited to bring the Wallflowers to the Berkshires," says Mahaiwe Executive Director Janis Martinson. "A headlining talent like Jakob Dylan is a great reason to shake off the winter and come out for live music this spring." 
 
According to a press release, ror the past 30 years, the Wallflowers have stood as one of rock's most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack. That signature style has been present through the decades, baked into the grooves of smash hits like 1996's "Bringing Down the Horse" as well as more recent and exploratory fare like 2012's "Glad All Over."  
 
In 2021, the Wallflowers released "Exit Wounds." The collection marks the first new Wallflowers material since "Glad All Over." 
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