Sarah started class teaching at Live Oak Waldorf School in 2001 after completing teacher training through Rudolf Steiner College’s San Francisco and Fair Oaks programs. Her first years here were in the upper grades with the Classes of 2004 and 2005. After her youngest child was born, Sarah taught our parent-child program for three years and enjoyed that foundational, intensive work with parents. Homeschooling a group of children through the lower and middle grades was the next adventure, after which she returned to Live Oak to take the eight-year journey through the grades with the Class of 2022. She continues to love this dynamic and meaningful work and has looped back to first grade this year with the sweet Class of 2030.
Before Waldorf teaching, Sarah earned a B. S. in biology and worked in the fields of education, art, food, science, and health care. She encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner at the young age of fourteen and has been an active student and meditant throughout her adult life. Sarah finds that her individual and community work in Anthroposophy at the local, regional, and international levels is a wellspring of enthusiasm for teaching and living life with intention and meaning. She loves outdoor adventures and has many interests, including backpacking, skiing, and pottery. Sarah’s children are both graduates of Live Oak, with Miriam currently in college and Lucas in high school.