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Faculty & Staff


Administrative Staff:

Christopher McNulty, Grade School Administrator

Roberta Haupt, Early-Childhood Administrator

Early-Childhood Teachers:

Roberta Haupt, Early-Childhood lead teacher and Parent-Child teacher, completed her practitioner-based early childhood teacher training at the Sunbridge Institute, a member institute of AWSNA and WECAN.  Roberta brings many years of experience teaching early childhood at an AWSNA-member Waldorf school.

Deirdre Harris, Early-Childhood lead teacher, is a product of a childhood Waldorf education in Germany, and a third-generation Waldorf teacher, and her children are also Waldorf graduates. Deirdre received Waldorf Early Childhood training in Germany and a 4-year teaching degree from SUNY Oneonta before leading her own early childhood program in Upstate New York -inspired by the Waldorf philosophy- for 14 years.

Nolan Klindworth, Early-Childhood assistant teacher. Nolan Klindworth has a bachelor’s degree in special education from Cleveland State University, as well as certification in the Montessori Early Childhood method. Nolan brings four years of assistant teaching experience to Urban Oak School, two of which were in a public Montessori classroom. Nolan enjoys cloud watching, topography and traveling.

Kim O’Keefe, Early-Childhood Assistant Teacher/After School Care Assistant, graduated from Ursuline College with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and experience with theater. She then completed a year long art and anthroposophy program at Free Columbia, an arts initiative in Hillsdale NY. Kim has spent time working on organic and biodynamic farms and teaching English as a second language. She enjoys playing the harp, painting, and gardening.

Class Teachers:

Monique Nicholson, Main Lesson Teacher. Combined First & Second Grade Teacher: Ms. Monique Nicholson holds a BA in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, and possesses a Multiple Subject K-12 and Single subject Science Credentials. Ms. Nicholson began her Waldorf career 20 years ago at the Waldorf School of Orange County CA., where she earned her Waldorf certification. Ms. Nicholson later taught in various Waldorf Charter Schools in California and also worked for many years in a Waldorf School in Israel. Ms. Nicholson loves Nature!

Felicia Campbell, Main Lesson Teacher.  Mrs. Campbell is a musician and educator with over thirty years of experience. Mrs. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Music Education, K-12 from the University of Akron, a Masters of Elementary Education/Music from Sunbridge Institute, and a certificate in Bio-Dynamic Agriculture from the Pfieffer Center in New York. Mrs. Campbell has taught and mentored faculty in Waldorf schools in Ohio, California, and Hawaii. She is a member of the Akron Symphony Chorus, the North American Waldorf Music Educators Association, and is a freelance musician.

Adam Kuhn, Main Lesson Teacher. Mr. Kuhn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He completed his teacher training at the Waldorf Institute of Southeast Michigan in Ann Arbor, a member institute of AWSNA. Adam brings six years of experience teaching the grades at an accredited Waldorf school, and prior to that Adam spent five years teaching in an early-childhood program inspired by the Waldorf philosophy.

Subject Teachers:

Handwork teacher Alisha Fiddler is currently enrolled in the handwork training program at Antioch University New England, an AWSNA member teacher training institute. While all students practice handwork with their classroom teacher, students in the grade school receive special handwork instruction twice every week.

Julie Hoehnen completed Eurythmy training at Eurythmy Spring Hill in Chestnut Hill, NY.  Julie teaches movement throughout the school year.

Strings and Spanish Teacher, Carolina Borja is a cellist and Suzuki educator with nine years of experience. Carolina holds a Masters of Music in Cello Performance Pedagogy from Ohio University, where she attended as a Fulbright scholar. Ms. Borja collaborates with symphony orchestras, dance companies, chamber music ensembles, folk fusion bands and interdisciplinary groups of artists on a regular basis. She is currently a member of the band Cellocentric.

      After Care:

Carolyn Harris fell in love with Waldorf Education working at a Waldorf-based camp in upstate New York in 1998. Miss Carolyn worked at and eventually managed the Bookstore at Rudolf Steiner College from 2005-2011. Miss Carolyn has worked in the fields of City Planning, Greenhouse/Gardening, Book Retail, and most recently started a successful shared commercial kitchen for food entrepreneurs in 2012. Taking care of her 1 1/2 year old daughter is her other job and she likes to bake healthy snacks, spend time outside with her animals, and write.