Class of 2018: Matt Troedson
Matt was born in Napa, and from an early age his parents instilled a sense of wonder and a love of exploration. To this day he loves hiking and being in nature. As he grew older he developed a love of reading, especially fiction. Matt's exploration of places unknown moved from his feet to his brain as he devoured any book he could get his hands on. He still enjoy books, as well as games of all kinds.
Ten years ago Matt began to study the Japanese martial art Aikido. While training and teaching students in the dojo, Matt realized that he wanted to teach as a career, specifically children. He studied at Rudolf Steiner College (RSC) while at the same time completing his Bachelor's degree in Multiple Subject Teaching. He graduated from RSC in 2013 and joined Cedar Springs Waldorf School in the fall of 2014.
Class of 2017: Judith Wares
Judith has been a class teacher, mentor, evaluator, and administrative support team member in Waldorf, public, and charter schools for the past 37 years. She is also an active educator in teacher training programs across the U.S.; Sunbridge Institute NY, Center for Education Renewal CA, Honolulu Foundation Studies HI. Judith is committed to the task of education, having taught in Waldorf schools, parent enrichment, parent-child programs, kindergarten, and all eight grades.
Class of 2016: Amy Elder
Amy enjoyed a rich childhood, full of wonderfully imaginative experiences and positive interactions with family and friends. After working in a fast-paced, high-stress career that required a lot of traveling, she decided to follow her dream to become a teacher. Waldorf Education has given her the avenue to share her many interests and talents with her students, inspiring them to pursue their own. After graduating from Rudolf Steiner College, she joined the faculty at Cedar Springs in 2006.