College of Teachers

Our dedicated team of teachers is made up of incredible individuals from various parts of the world. They bring a unique blend of expertise, including training in Anthroposophy and extensive experience as Waldorf-inspired homeschooling teachers. They are passionate about delivering this exceptional curriculum to your children.

Ms. Andrea

Continuing her life-long interest in education, Andrea became involved in the Waldorf world when her
son was in preschool. Since then she has wholly embraced these nurturing ways: homeschooling her son,
teaching at a Waldorf homeschool co-op in San Diego, California, and now serving as a Class Teacher
with Seasons of Seven since its inception, where she first began with Class 4.

“I’m passionate about bringing the material to life, in an imaginative, heart-based way,” says Andrea,
“Engaging with the students and sparking their love of learning is deeply rewarding.”

Andrea earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego and spent the bulk of her
professional career developing educational programs in the biomedical field.

A six-time marathon runner, she enjoys cooking, reading, and practicing the art of meditation. Andrea and
her son recently made an international move and now live in Southern Ecuador, in the foothills of the
Andes Mountains.

Ms. Daniela

Daniela has had the blessing to journey through the waters of both, homeschooling her son and teaching in Waldorf School classrooms. Her passion for education carried on the wings of goodness, beauty and truth continually moves her to strive to create, explore, and work with students and families inspired by Waldorf education. 

Daniela has completed the Waldorf Teacher Certification program with a focus on Grades 1 through 8 at Rudolf Steiner College in California and has been actively teaching in Waldorf school classrooms since 2011. Over the years Daniela has served as a class teacher, subject teacher, meditation teacher and guide, parent educator, and presenter of a wide array of various subjects in the realm of a holistic lifestyle and creative living skills. She holds a Ph.D. in Traditional Naturopathy, an MS in Natural Health, a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing. On her path of continued professional development, Daniela has completed the first year of the certification program focused on Education Support and Healing Education with the Association for Healing Education in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is excited to continue those studies in the near future.

In her free time, Daniela loves to travel and explore places in Nature with her family, meet new friends, make fiber art and craft projects as gifts, create and guide meditation journeys, study healing plant properties, read works of new ad old authors, read fairy tales from around the world, listen to music, and spend time with friends.

Mr. Dornemann

Herr Dornemann was born in West Berlin, educated in Latin, Greek and French at the College Francais de Berlin.  He has his degree in French and German literature from the University of Minnesota. In Paris, he studied creative theater at the Ecole Internationale de Mime, Movement et Theatre.

Rainer has taught German and French to students in all grades, in Waldorf, as an artist in residence and in other schools and programs.  His gift is inspiring students to playfully reach their potential and ignite a deep interest in the beauty and flow of language.   

Rainer enjoys time with his family, bicycling, canoeing/kayaking, travel, singing, and the theater. He immediately lights up a room with his exuberance and interest in all people.

Ms. Emily

Emily Fuchs graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in English and a minor in French after studying at the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie. She completed her Waldorf Teacher Training at the Center for Anthroposophy, and has taught Humanities in Waldorf schools for ten years.  She has been enjoying her continuation of anthroposophic study as she works towards a certificate in Pedagogical Speech.

Outside of school, Emily loves traveling, playing the viola, and taking care of her many, many house plants.

Ms. Jaia

Jaia has been a class teacher since 2011, both in brick and mortar schools and at Seasons of Seven, and is a Waldorf Alumna herself! As a lifelong lover of learning, Jaia appreciates the fact that she can be immersed in the wonders of the Waldorf curriculum along with her students as they learn through the grades. She loves her students deeply, and enjoys seeing each of them develop their strengths as they grow into full human beings. Jaia grew up in the jungles of Hawaii, and began her own educational journey as a homeschooler before attending a Waldorf school for the upper grades. Jaia loves being able to revel in the green beauty of the Pacific Northwest’s woods, rivers, and coastline, and is excited to have more freedom to explore while still teaching students! She is thrilled to return to Seasons of Seven.

Jaia received her Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Micha-el Institute, after completing a MEd in Elementary Education at Portland State and a BA in International Affairs with a minor in theater at Lewis and Clark College.

Ms. Maggie

Margaret and her family live in Holland, Michigan along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan where they love hiking and spending time at the beach. She has been homeschooling her three children for several years, using the Waldorf philosophy. Margaret's passion for handwork and fiber arts was instilled in her at a young age when her grandmother taught her to knit and crochet. She has since always had a project in hand. In 2014, Margaret began making Waldorf dolls and as the owner of Poppenhuis she now writes patterns and tutorials to teach others to make dolls. Margaret has attended Taproot Teacher Trainings and completed Waldorf Essentials Training Courses. As handwork teacher, Margaret hopes to spark a passion for handwork in children and inspire them to create beautiful works of art.  

Ms. Mandy 

My name is Mandy Howard and I live in vibrant KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. My husband,
Wade, and I have 3 children, Emily 19, Amy 18 and Thomas 14. We have enjoyed sharing the
beauty of our province with them as they have grown up - from coastal walks, beach days,
camping trips, mountain hikes and longer holidays along the coast of the rural and rugged
Eastern Cape.

My journey with Waldorf Education began 23 years ago and my experience and passion for
this living education, that meets the child where they are at, is ever growing and deepening. It
has also been integral in raising my own children. Having taught as a class teacher over this
time as well as in the kindergarten and supportive education, I have a deep confidence in the
work of the Waldorf Curriculum and the therapeutic potential it holds. Story telling,
movement, music, speech, craft, games, artistic work and form drawing are at the heart of my
teaching as each main lesson unfolds. Encouraging, uplifting, teaching and supporting are the
ways in which I connect with my pupils, parents and colleagues.

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Mr. Mark

Hello! I’m Mark, and teaching music is one of my favorite things. I’ve been a professional performer (singer, musician, actor...) for most of my life. Still am. But around twenty-some years ago, when my own kids were little, I began to be interested in sharing my creative spark in a different way: through teaching. And I found such joy in sharing that spark that to this day it continues to burn bright. I am a certified Orff-Schulwerk music educator. I’m Waldorf trained -- my own kids were homeschooled Waldorf-style and went on to Waldorf schools -- and I spent several years as a Waldorf Kindy Teacher and then a Class Teacher for grades 5-6. I’ve taught music, acting, improvisation, Shakespeare, dramatic literature and more, to humans of all ages, from toddlers to octogenarians. (So ok, technically I guess that’s “most ages” not “all ages”... but you get the idea ....) I’m excitedly looking forward to meeting all of the Seasons of Seven families.

Mr. Siepker

Good day. My name is Gerhard Siepker. I am a South African Waldorf Teacher. I live in the beautiful coastal province of Kwa -Zulu Natal. I am a father to three beautiful children: James 16, Anna 14 and Sophia Rose 10. My wife Bridgette is also a Waldorf teacher and we both work at the Roseway Waldorf school. I have had the privilege to experience all aspects of the Waldorf school curriculum. I have taught from first grade to the conclusion in grade 7. During this time I have attended conferences and I have been guided and mentored by amazing insightful individuals. Waldorf education inspires me daily. To see a vibrant curriculum awaken the thinking, feeling and will within a child is truly a remarkable experience. I am inspired by the movement, the stories, the approach to science and Mathematics and the arts within the Waldorf movement. I have had more than 15 years Waldorf teaching experience and I feel that I learn every day along with the children that I teach. I believe in a class room filled with good humor and laughter. This enables us to do the work needed for our times. The Waldorf curriculum forges strong work ethic and a thinking mind. Rhythm and healthy routine encourages balance and clear thought. In my private life ,my family and I spent many hours at the beach as we are avid body boarders and swimmers. We love camping and it brings us closer as a family. My other interests included: beekeeping, knife forging, weight training, cooking and film.

Mr. Starzynski

Andrew was born to two Waldorf teachers and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the Chicago Waldorf School from kindergarten through 12 th Grade. After majoring in Mathematics and Philosophy and minoring in Computer Science for his undergraduate degree at Beloit College, Andrew went on to work in IT in Austin, Texas. He later completed a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Houston and then went back to the Chicago Waldorf School to teach high school mathematics. During this time, Andrew completed his Waldorf High School teacher training at the Center for Anthroposophy under the tutelage of Douglas Gerwin and Jamie York. While in the training, Jamie asked Andrew to co-author the high school versions of the Making Math Meaningful math workbooks. Three years later he was married and living in Honolulu, Hawaii this time teaching both middle and high school math and computer science. In 2013, Andrew moved to Toronto where he taught middle school math at Waldorf Academy in downtown Toronto. Andrew, his partner Erika and their (now three) children joined the Toronto Waldorf School in 2017 where he currently teaches math and computer science in Grades 7 – 12.

Andrew enjoys exercising (lifting weights and running), playing with his kids and contemplating
the cosmos on a daily basis.

Ms. Tiffany C.

Hello and warm greetings from South Carolina in the Unites States! My name is Tiffany Conary. I am a Waldorf homeschooling mom of seven. Two of my children are grown and left the nest, four are currently being homeschooled, and one is preschool age, but keeping up with everything her brothers and sisters are doing! I am going to be the Movement Teacher this year for Seasons of Seven. I am very excited and so eager to get to know every one of my students and their families. For the past 4 years I have been doing eurythmy movement, with multiple ages and stages, in my homeschool co-op group. This is something I enjoy doing immensely! It is interesting to see what works and what doesn’t at each stage of life. I am currently working on a clear and understandable homeschool eurythmy curriculum since there is a great need for eurythmy in the home. Waldorf education is beautiful and wonderful but would not be complete without eurythmy. That is why I feel it is my call to bring eurythmy to as many homeschooling families as I possibly can.  Seasons of Seven is a lovely way to provide a Waldorf education to those wanting to stay at home. YOU too should have the opportunity to do the engaging art of eurythmy as well. I am so excited to work with the younger ones and get those little bodies moving in a way that will encourage their speech process, prepare them for reading and writing, and connect their physical and etheric bodies! I am equally excited to work with the older ones to help them feel comfortable in their bodies, express the feelings they cannot with words, and to bring them into the thinking stage of life. I look forward to this year and look forward to working with you!

Ms. Tiffany M.

Tiffany resides in Salt Lake Valley with her husband, four children, and lots of animals. She spends lots of time hiking in the mountains, playing in the streams, gardening and crafting.Tiffany has completed her LifeWays Early Childhood Certificate in Phoenix, AZ in March 2018 while serving as both the Administrative Assistant and cook for the training. She continues to work with LifeWays as a Student Services director helping to launch further Early Childhood trainings. She has worked as a Lead Teacher, Assistant Teacher and Aftercare Teacher in a Waldorf Kindergarten and been the Lead Teacher and Director for a robust Parent & Child program serving families with children birth-five. Tiffany also has a degree in business finance, has completed the Mothering Arts postpartum training and a number of online trainings with LifeWays North America.Her lifelong dream is to teach and work with young children and their families. She discovered Waldorf Education shortly after her first child was born which inspired her to start a homeschool co-op group that began by celebrating festivals and has also had an in-home Waldorf Childcare program. She is fulfilling her dream of bring life-changing Waldorf Education and parenting support to families.``

Ms. Vidhya

My name is Vidhya Aravamuthan. I homeschool my children and I teach at the Seasons of Seven Virtual school. I received K-8 Waldorf teacher training from Waldorf institute of Southern California. I hold a Masters in Engineering Science and Bioengineering. I am trained in Indian Classical vocal music. I love to tell stories, sing, cook, read, travel and ponder about life's mysteries. And, I love to find newer and newer ways to share what I love to do.  

Teaching children in a holistic way - to their head, heart and hands is very satisfying to me. Children of today are our future. Hence, I believe my life energy is well spent when I can do my little part of nourishing the thinking, feeling and willing spheres of the child. We do this in waldorf education by a well thought out curriculum, by seamlessly bringing in art, music, movement, handwork along with the curriculum and, by strengthening the relationship between the teacher and the student.

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