Class of 2020: Sarah Shaver
Sarah lives with her family in the lovely area of Somerset where they are building a ranch. She and her husband Guy met while she was finishing her BA in Anthropology at the University of Oregon. Her greatest passions are traveling, gardening, and being in the great outdoors.
Sarah came to Cedar Springs in 2005 after finishing her training at Rudolf Steiner College. A friend suggested she come to see the 'little school in the foothills' as they were looking for a First Grade teacher. "The only thing that could go wrong," Sarah was warned, "is that you could fall in love and want to stay forever!" And so it was. Sarah went on to teach First and Second Grade before becoming pregnant with her first child, Calendula, followed by her second child, Anara.
Sarah has spent the last four years at home supporting the foundation of her children's growth. She has been a parent in the Parent-Infant Program as well as the 3-Day Program at the school, and is delighted to be returning once again to the Faculty of Cedar Springs.
Class of 2019: Nicole Deutsch
Nicole grew up exploring the woods, wetlands and orange groves of Florida's west coast, where she enjoyed catching snakes, lizards, crawfish and any other critter she could surprise her mother with. After graduating from the University of South Florida with a Communications degree, she worked as a writer and editor with various print publications in Florida and then New Mexico, where she learned to love roasted green chile and discovered Waldorf education. In 2008, she and her family relocated to Northern California so she could attend Rudolf Steiner College, where she completed her teacher training in 2011.
Class of 2018: Amanda Mutrux
Class of 2017: Hanna Jenkins
Hanna was born in Salem, Oregon and grew up in Bakersfield California. She graduated from East Bakersfield High School in 2000 at the age of 17. Hanna attended CSU, Fresno pursuing her BA in Theater with an emphasis in acting and costume design. Before she completed her BA she left Fresno State and joined Americorps where she volunteered her first year of with Monterrey County United for Literacy in Salinas, California. There, she worked at a Title One elementary school with two classes of fourth grade students. All of the students were English Language Learners. After her first year was complete, Hanna volunteered another year with Americorps, this time with the Providence Children's Museum in Providence, Rhode Island. There she worked within the museum as an aptly named, "Museum Play Facilitator," as well as working in the museum's Head Start Program. During her year with the museum Hanna worked in 60 different Head Start classrooms with children ages 3 to 7 and learned to develop curriculum and age appropriate activities. By the end of her second year of Americorps, Hanna knew she wanted to become a teacher, so, it was time for her to go back to school. She returned to California and received her Bachelor's at CSU, Sacramento in 2009 along with a minor in ceramics. She then completed the Waldorf teacher training program in Eugene, Oregon (Waldorf Teacher Education, Eugene) and joined the faculty of Cedar Springs Waldorf School in May of 2011.