Bill Litz is the music instructor at our school. Bill Litz is a musician and teacher who is excited to begin his journey with Azalea Mountain School. He earned a BA in Music Education in 2010 and has enjoyed teaching music to students of all ages, from toddler to adult, in private, group and classroom settings. Upon discovering the wide world of Waldorf education his intrigue has slowly and steadily grown, leading him to Asheville and the Azalea Mountain School. His life in education has not been without its detours; he has studied sustainable agriculture in Maui and worked in Zambia where he briefly served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. As a musician, Bill is especially interested in songwriting and improvisation. It is the creative process of music and its ability to not only express but also to help us discover different sides of ourselves that has fueled his dedication to music and his desire to help others discover these joys for themselves.
Laura is a Spanish and creative writing teacher as well as a children’s writer, recently published in Spider Magazine. After learning Spanish at Oberlin College, where she had the opportunity to study in Ecuador, Laura served as an Americorps volunteer at a Latino center in Burnsville, NC. She later received a Mary Duke Biddle Grant for her creative writing work with bilingual students there. In addition to her work at Azalea Mountain, Laura teaches creative writing for the Roots + Wings afterschool program, Asheville Writers in the Schools, and True Ink camps such as the Whodunnit Mystery Writing Camp at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. She can often be found in her garden, at the local swimmin’ hole, or on the Ultimate Frisbee field. She is very excited to continue to learn about Waldorf education and to work with Azalea Mountain School!