SUBJECT FACULTY

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Elizabeth McKay
Eurythmy Teacher

Elizabeth has a BA from the University of South Carolina and a MA from New College of California. She moved to Asheville in 1999 to be closer to her family and to enjoy the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. In 2006 she received her Eurythmy diploma from the Rudolf Steiner College in California. When her first child was born, she dedicated her time to nurturing the growing Waldorf community in Asheville. She is a founding Board Member, past Board President, and serves on the Leadership Team. She is the mother of two young children who attend Azalea Mountain. Elizabeth is currently pursuing additional training in facilitation and mediation. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, dancing, and reading.

Waldorf Spanish Teacher, Natalia Eckerson

Natalia Calle Eckerson
Spanish Teacher

Natalia is a native Spanish speaker from South America and has been working with children and youth for over fifteen years. She received a BA in Journalism and Communications from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia. She was first introduced to the Waldorf-Steiner philosophy through nature hikes lead by her father in her home country. Later, she moved to San Francisco, California where she lived for ten years, and received her Master’s Degree in Education from San Francisco State University with a special interest on Bilingual Cross-cultural Language and Natural Learning. She taught in a Spanish Immersion Pre-school Co-Op centered on Waldorf/Reggio Emilia approaches as a Lead teacher in Seattle, WA. Natalia and her family moved to Weaverville, NC at the beginning of 2015. She loves hiking, gardening, traveling and listening music.

Waldorf strings and early childhood teacher, Jennie Brunner

Jennie Brunner 
Strings Teacher

Jennie has been influenced by and in love with Waldorf Education since childhood as her Aunt and Uncle both taught in a Waldorf school in Denmark. When they and her three cousins would visit, she felt such a deep connection to their manner of being. She holds a degree in Music Education from Texas State University and has many years of experience teaching the violin to students of all ages. Jennie co-created a Waldorf inspired nursery program in Winston Salem, where she served as the lead teacher. She is currently working towards Life Ways certification. Jennie is the mother of two young children who attend AMS, Claire and Reuben who teach her everyday about the beauty of simplicity and the art of being in the moment.

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Charity Cimarron
Music Teacher/ 3rd-6th Grade Handwork Teacher

Bio coming soon.

Brita Nordgren Wolf 
1st and 2nd Grade Handwork Teacher

Brita attended the Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC from preschool-8th grade, where her mother also taught. Brita holds a BA in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and studied furniture design and woodworking at Capellagården in Sweden. Brita is also the school’s Enrollment Coordinator. Brita is mother of two young daughters, one of which attends the nursery class here at AMS. She enjoys baking, sewing, carving spoons and spending as much time outdoors with her family as she can.

Andrew Morizio
After School

Bio coming soon