morning glory preschool
Christl Michele is our long-term Morning Glory Preschool teacher. A graduate from both UC Irvine and the Rudolf Steiner College, Christl uses her wealth of international travel and many former interesting jobs to bring her unique brand of warmth and joy to her favorite ages of three and four-year-olds.
Veronica has been a student of the young child since she apprenticed with a nurse midwife in her early 20s. Coursework in early childhood education and Montessori methods led her to work at the Santa Fe Montessori School. She discovered Waldorf Education – and what she knew would be her life’s work – following the birth of her first child. After completing her Waldorf Early Childhood training, she worked at the Waldorf School of San Diego and then joined the faculty at Cedar Springs in 2005. In addition to teaching and serving as the Early Childhood Chairperson at CSWS, she has lectured, taught workshops and served as a WECAN evaluator. Veronica has four children of her own who have made the Waldorf journey through high school.
Ms. Stoll, a native of Germany, came to the United States in 1982 and has been involved in Waldorf education for decades, first as a home daycare provider and the mother of four children who attended the Sacramento Waldorf School. She completed her Waldorf teacher training at Rudolf Steiner College and joined the Cedar Springs faculty as lead Kindergarten teacher in 2006. Her interests include making puppets and performing puppet shows, fiber arts, goldsmithing, mineralogy and making tiny houses.
first grade - class of 2026
Ms. Dion was raised in the snowy mountains on the shores of Lake Tahoe, skiing, biking, hiking and rafting. She continued her outdoor endeavors while attending Bates College in Lewiston, ME. It was in college where she began to meet Waldorf graduates and was impressed with their overall awareness and interest in the world. From there Kelsey began the Bay Area Center for Waldorf teacher training in 2013, and in 2015 began working as a Kindergarten assistant in CSWS’s Lily Kindergarten. In spring 2018 she caught the grades bug, and followed her students under the Rainbow Bridge to continue their path together in first grade.
second grade - class of 2025
Judith has been a class teacher, mentor, evaluator, and administrative support team member in Waldorf, public, and charter schools for the past 39 years. She is also an active educator in teacher training programs across the United States, from New York to Hawaii. She is committed to the task of education, having taught in Waldorf schools, parent enrichment, parent-child programs, kindergarten, and all eight grades. She joined the CSWS faculty during the 2016-17 school year to guide the Class of 2017 through their 8th Grade Year and picked up the class of 2025 the following year when they began their First Grade journey.
third grade - class of 2024
Ms. Bravo brings a diverse educational background with over 25 years of classroom experience. She holds a Waldorf Teaching Certificate, a California Teaching Credential, and a Master of Fine Arts with a Minor in Biology from Sacramento State University. Her teaching experience includes twelve years of Waldorf grades teaching with additional years in public grades classes, art and science camps, and math remediation. She has generously served her Waldorf school communities in many areas including: Teacher Mentoring, as Faculty Chair, a member of the College of Teachers and the Executive Committee, and has served on a Board of Trustees.
fourth grade - class of 2023
With a passion for the art of teaching Amy completed a BA in Outdoor Adventure Education with an emphasis on Experiential Education, and later obtained an Adult Education Teaching Credential. When her two sons reached school age, she and her husband searched for a creative learning environment that would nurture them physically, socially and academically. Their search led them to Waldorf Education. Amy and her husband Jim not only raised their boys in Waldorf schools, but Amy completed her Grades training from Rudolf Steiner College so she could bring her passion for Waldorf Education to others. She joined the faculty of CSWS in 2015 as the First Grade teacher.
fifth grade - class of 2022
Ms. Cavin’s first love, whitewater rafting and kayaking, led her to where she is now. While in graduate school in her home state of Ohio, she raft-guided in West Virginia during the summers. On one trip, she spent time with a graduating 8th grade Waldorf class and they left quite an impression, prompting her to enter the Waldorf teacher training program in Eugene, Oregon. Upon graduation, Ms. Cavin moved to California and took the first grade at CSWS in 2007. After taking a few years off to start her family, she returned to CSWS in 2017 to lead the Class of 2022. She counts her friends and family as the most valued aspects of her life, especially her two boys and her dog, Eros.
sixth grade - class of 2021
Longstanding teacher and past Pedagogical Chair, Paula has been a Waldorf Teacher at Cedar Springs for 22 years. A native Californian, she has a B.A. in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Marketing. She had a 15-year career in Advertising on the East Coast and owned her own French Bakery in the Midwest prior to making a professional turn into Waldorf Education. She currently is holding the Class of 2021.
seventh grade - class of 2020
Ms. Shaver began working at Cedar Springs in 2004 after completing her Waldorf trying at Rudolf Steiner College. She took a hiatus to begin her family and then returned in 2012 as the First Grade teacher for the Class of 2020. She loves children, Waldorf Education and learning new things, making this an excellent vocation for her. She spends her time outside of school with her family and friends, exploring interests and the natural world.
eighth grade - class of 2019
Mr. Jackson grew up in Washington state and after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, spent nine years as a Naval Aviator before becoming an educator. In addition to previously teaching at CSWS (graduating the Class of 2010), he has taught history, band, and movement at several schools, including Ponderosa and the Sacramento Waldorf high schools. He rejoined CSWS in 2018 to shepherd the rising 8th grade to their graduation. He holds an M.A. in History, trained at Rudolf Steiner College and has a California teaching credential. In his spare time he enjoys reading, hiking, acting in community theater, leading exercise classes, and salsa dancing with his wife, Jennifer.