GRADES FACULTY

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Todd Crowe 
First Grade Teacher

Todd received his BA in Childhood Education from the University of Hawaii. From there he began Waldorf Teacher Training in Eugene, Oregon. He has dedicated his life to teaching about the beauty, truth and goodness in the Waldorf philosophy. Before moving to Asheville he taught at the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh. Todd was a member of the Waldorf Initiative group that sparked the creation of Azalea Mountain School. He is a founding member of AMS and serves as the Faculty Representative to the Business Committee, the Chair of the Grades Hiring Committee and on the Site Committee. He loves living in East Asheville in a cabin with his wife Heidi and young daughter and enjoys playing the ukulele, contra dancing, hiking, reading and surfing.

Waldorf grades teacher, Elizabeth Erb

Elizabeth Erb 
Second Grade Teacher

Bio coming soon

Waldorf music teacher, Nicholas The Bard Andrea

Nicholas Andrea
Third Grade Teacher

Nicholas earned a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of Delaware, after which he taught special education, led drumming groups with at-risk youth, and worked in youth ministry at the Unitarian Universalist church. In 2015 a series of synchronicities led him to Azalea Mountain School where he became the music teacher and the aftercare teacher. Hired as a grades teacher one year later, Nicholas’ mission is to foster the unfoldment of beautiful human destinies through Waldorf Education, believing that a spiritually scientific approach is what is needed on planet Earth at this time. Nicknamed “The Bard,” Nicholas is also an avid poet, songwriter, and piper of many varieties, including the Irish penny whistle, the Native American flute, and is learning the highland bagpipes.

Lynzie Allyn
Combined Fourth and Fifth Grades Teacher

Bio coming soon.