Colleagues in Collaboration
SCC will be hosting organized conversations with currently practicing Waldorf Teachers who are looking for support in diversifying the curriculum. This is an open space for sharing experiences, challenges, resources, and looking for inspiration as we face these dynamic times. Kenya Strong will be facilitating along with Betsy Weill (SWS Grade 5 teacher), and Heather Lovetree (Sunfield Farm 3rd grade teacher). Betsy Weill will lead discussions for grades 6-8. Heather Lovetree will lead discussions for grades 1-5. If you are currently working in a Waldorf school and/or a practicing teacher in the NW region, we invite you to co-create with us.
This space will house an opened dialog between colleagues. This is a service inspired by our desire to support Waldorf Teachers and the Waldorf Community. Please register if you are currently working in a Waldorf school or if you are a Waldorf Teacher.
Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of the month from now until the end of the year 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
There is no charge to participate.
If you cannot make the first meeting and you are still interested, please email email@example.com, so we know to include you in the group for subsequent meetings.
Kenya Strong finds her deepest joy in helping others reach their greatest potential. She carries all of her life experiences into her services to help her connect with her students and colleagues. She has a Masters degree in Education and a Waldorf certification. As a Certified Life Coach and consultant to support families adjusting to our shifting social paradigm, she brings more than twenty five years of teaching and service experience. During her Waldorf teaching years, Kenya founded and chaired her school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to help move her community into relevant and timely transformation. She continues her growth and work to bring equality and social justice to the forefront of education.
Betsy Weill, after finishing college, Betsy moved to the Northwest in 1979 and began workings as a student teacher in 1980 at the newly opened Seattle Waldorf school. She got a Washington Stare Teacher Certification and then went to Detroit to get Waldorf Training at the Waldorf Institute (now Sunbridge College). She returned to Seattle and started teaching a first grade back at the Seattle Waldorf School. After that eighth grade graduated, Betsy took some family time to have her own two children and then started a preschool out of her home: The Ragamuffins. That school adventure of 15 years also coincided with her being a cofounder of Sound Circle Center. She worked with pedagogy and administration, being a co-director of the grades teacher training until 2011, when she went back to teaching grade one at the Seattle Waldorf School. Betsy also has a Level One certification in Spacial Dynamics, having completed their five-year training. She is presently teaching Grade Five in Seattle.