Flexibility, Integrity and
Waldorf-Inspired Education for All
At Seasons of Seven™ we provide solutions for families! Deep & rich education, passionate teachers, and the flexibility to fall in love with learning wherever and whenever is best for YOUR family!
Meet Your High School Teachers!
Math with Mr. Steven Crimy
Steven Crimy received his B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Teaching from Boston College, and was working on a Master’s degree in History at the University of Maryland, when he decided to move with his girlfriend (now wife) to California, where he first encountered Waldorf Education. He completed his Waldorf High School Teacher Training at Rudolf Steiner College, and has been teaching Math and Humanities in Waldorf Middle and High Schools for over 20 years. He is very excited to be joining Seasons of Seven to teach the math curriculum in the High School. Steven is interested in pursuing the innovations that Waldorf Education needs to remain relevant in the 21st century, including developing new teaching methods and modalities, and making Waldorf education accessible to as large and diverse a population as possible.
In addition to his teaching, Steven has led field trips to New York City many times over the years, and hopes to pursue a New York City Tour Guide certification in the near future. Steven also enjoys film photography with very old cameras, maintaining his baseball card collection, and avidly supporting his favorite Premier League soccer club, Aston Villa. He lives in Vermont, U.S.A with his wife and their four cats.
Literature and History with Ms. Ellen Cimino
My name is Ellen Cimino, and I am happy to join the community of the Seasons of Seven Virtual School. As a high school teacher, I strive to bring the beauty of language and the drama of history to my students in a way that inspires them to explore the stories of life around them. Young people yearn for truth within themselves and the world. I hope to be a guide and mentor for them as they bravely step into the world of the 21st century.
My own studies began at the University of the South, and I graduated with a BA in Comparative Literature. Following this I took graduate classes in English Literature at Auburn University and then completed an MAT in German at Middle Tennessee State University. Later I graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Masters in International Affairs.
As a young mother, I homeschooled my four children for six years and then decided to become a high school teacher. During my eighteen years as a public high school teacher in Georgia, I taught English literature, German and ESL. About twelve years ago I decided to become a Waldorf teacher, and pursued my studies in history and English at the Center for Anthroposophy in Wilton, New Hampshire. I had the opportunity to teach high school humanities at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula in California and at the Steiner School in New York City; for the past five years I taught middle school students at the Waldorf School of Garden City in New York.
An important part of my life has been working as a volunteer. In Atlanta I served as an event host with The Carter Center, and I helped to welcome international students to Georgia as a member of the Georgia Fulbright Association Board. I also worked as an interpreter and assistant to refugees with the refugee resettlement organization, World Relief. Over the years I have encouraged my students to be engaged in volunteer work with different environmental and community organizations.
In my free time I enjoy birding, hiking, wandering, yoga, painting, singing and going to plays, museums, the opera and the symphony. The natural world has given me a lifetime of discovery and beauty in my experiences of the redwoods and shores of California, the beaches and grasslands of Long Island, New York and the hills and coastal islands of Georgia.
I am excited to begin this new adventure with the Seasons of Seven families. I feel very lucky and honored to work with high school students in this new platform and am committed to bringing creativity and wonder to our work.
Science with Ms. Vidhya Aravamuthan
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.
Enrichment is incorporated in your full class experience!
Meet your Four Fold Enrichment teachers!
Handwork With 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.
Eurythmy Inspired Movement With Ms. Tiffany
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!
American Sign Language with Ms. Rebecca
Hello to you wherever you are in this enchanting world!
My name is Mrs. Rebecca, and I am a homeschooling mother of two children in kindergarten and first grade. I have a deep-set love of nature and the outdoors and try and bring this magic to as many American Sign Language (ASL) classes as I can. My family and I live in the wondrous and majestic country of Alaska, USA. By day I homeschool my two children, mid-day I train with the search and rescue team with my dog Sherlock, and in the evening, I am here available to you.
Some of my favorite things outside of family and hiking are: eating ice cream sundaes, jokes, playing card games such as blink and learning to work a farm. As you attend my class learning stories, poems, alliterations, and songs, I hope you can feel the excitement of learning ASL. It's a beautiful language, and one that can open many doors to seeing the world from a different perspective. The soundless world is not silent!
I went to school at Johnson State College in Vermont, USA. I graduated with a bachelors in education and a second bachelors in psychology. I also have a TESOL (teaching English as a second language) 120-hour certificate. I have taught ASL since 2009, and have been an English as a second or other language instructor for the last 4 years. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know what your favorite things are!
Music with 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.
"Thank you so much for your dedication, your creativity, and for the passion you demonstrate in teaching. Your patience, encouragement and acceptance of each one of your students shines through in your work and has a deep impact on the development of their sense of self. You are a truly amazing educator. We are so grateful to have you as our teacher! You have helped transform, what initially seemed an intimidating experience, into the best decision we made for Luna. I can’t express how incredibly helpful it has been to have your support in this homeschooling journey. We look forward to all that is to come!" ~Laura. E