Mary Bouch-Koslow, Early-Childhood lead teacher, brings years of experience and love to Urban Oak’s Early Childhood Program. Mary has seventeen years of previous experience as an early-childhood lead teacher and a lead grades teacher at an AWSNA-member Waldorf school. Mary has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and has completed Waldorf early-childhood education training at the Waldorf Institute of Southeast Michigan in Ann Arbor (WISM), a member institute of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and of WECAN. Mary also completed the Mentoring training program at WISM.
Deirdre Harris, Early-Childhood assistant 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 training in Germany before leading her own early-childhood program in NY state inspired by the Waldorf philosophy.
Roberta Haupt, Parent-Child teacher, completed the 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.
Felicia Campbell brings years of experience teaching at three different AWSNA-member Waldorf schools. Felicia has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and both a Masters in Music Education and a certificate in Biodynamic Agriculture from the Sunbridge Institute in NY state, a member institute of AWSNA.
Adam 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.
Handwork teacher Alisha Trammel 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.
As a young school, Urban Oak School is fortunate to be rich in resources to nurture and guide our growth and development, in small and large ways. One such resource is Margot Amrine. Margot is a long-time grades teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, more recently Director of the Waldorf Institute of Southeast Michigan in Ann Arbor, an AWSNA member teacher training institute; and a founder of the Rudolf Steiner High School in Ann Arbor. Margot has now returned to the role of class teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School. With much appreciation and gratitude we welcome Margot into Urban Oak School’s community!