Our Grades Teachers

First and Second GradeVladBaba

Our First/Second Grades Class Teacher. Vladimir Baba, has a strong commitment to the well-balanced artistic approach of Waldorf education. He is a native of Romania where he studied voice and choir, as well as sang with the Lyric Opera House of Bucharest. It was in his home country that he originally learned about Waldorf education. In 1989, Mr. Baba completed the Waldorf teacher training at Rudolf Steiner College and began his career as a Waldorf teacher. He has taught at many Waldorf schools, both in the US, Europe, and Australia. He enjoys bringing his love of music and the arts to his community through leading adult choirs and providing voice lessons.

Third and Fourth Grade

Todd Crowe

Todd Crowe

Our Third/Fourth Grades Class teacher, Todd Crowe, is a founding teacher at Azalea Mountain School. He comes to Asheville from the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh where he taught combined grades. He earned his Waldorf certification from the Eugene Waldorf training program, and has attended numerous Waldorf conferences and intensives. He also enjoys woodworking, playing the ukulele and a range of outdoor sports. Mr. Crowe is especially valued for his creative, joyful energy, and commitment to excellence in teaching.