Founder and Director of Mountaintop Waldorf School
Wendy has been a certified Waldorf Early Childhood Educator since 1996, having completed her training at Sunbridge Institute. She taught Kindergarten at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School for 11 years before starting Mountaintop School in 2007. Wendy has completed a three-year Advanced Therapeutic Course for Early Childhood Educators, which takes place in Denver, CO. She received an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from Antioch/New England in 1987. She is continually striving to expand her understanding of the young child. Wendy is the mother of two grown sons, both of whom attended Waldorf schools, and she is now the proud grandmother to a darling baby girl.
Lead Teacher for Chipmunks
Kathryn started teaching at Mountaintop Waldorf School in 2013 as a founding faculty member with the Little Ones program. She completed her Waldorf Early Childhood Education training in 2018 at The Alkion Center in Hawthorne Valley, NY. She believes that caring for children in the Chipmunks program is about creating an extension of the home. Working with parents and children alike brings her great joy. Kathryn also holds a degree in social work. She and her husband are raising two daughters, both of whom have attended Waldorf schools.
Lead Teacher for Red Foxes
Carly came to Mountaintop from the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs where she taught preschool and kindergarten for 13 years. During her time there, she helped to co-found and teach in the Forest Kindergarten, and she continues to love to work with children in nature in the forest kindergarten program at Mountaintop. Carly has completed a bachelors in Education and English Literature, and a masters in Early Childhood Waldorf Education from Sunbridge College. She is the mother of a college student who, as it is for so many of us, led her to Waldorf education. Carly is very happy to have joined the Mountaintop community.
Assistant Teacher for Chipmunks
Lena has been working with children professionally for over 11 years, and has worked with children as far back as she can remember. She grew up in NYC and graduated from Churchill. She then went off to Mitchell College to get her associates degree in Early Childhood. Shortly thereafter she started her first teaching job, and a few years later went back to school to earn her BA. She has always loved working with children because "they are the most amazing, honest, and kind-hearted people on this planet." Lena joined Mountaintop in 2022, her first year working in a Waldorf program, which she says, "has been the most wonderful experience. I'm looking forward to learning more Waldorf ways of teaching for years to come." We are quite happy to have Ms. Lena's attentive and caring presence in the Chipmunk class.
Assistant Morning Teacher for Chipmunks
Lead Afternoon Teacher for Chipmunks
Kate has been working at Mountaintop since 2016, both in the office as enrollment coordinator and in the classroom as an assistant teacher with the youngest children. She also directs the Summer Camp Program in July. She holds a degree in English Literature and in her former life worked in book publishing and copyediting. She was introduced to Waldorf education when the younger of her two boys enrolled at Mountaintop, and she fell in love with the pedagogy and the community. She is currently pursuing her Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Training Certificate through Sunbridge Institute, and has completed a Waldorf Administration and Leadership Development Program through the Center for Anthroposophy. She is thrilled to continue to be a part of Mountaintop, and also enjoys volunteering at her sons' schools -- Onteora and Middle Way School.
Assistant Teacher for Grey Squirrels
Keegan began her journey at Mountaintop in 2021 and is thrilled to be returning as the Grey Squirrel assistant teacher. Keegan holds a degree in American Sign Language and has previously directed classes teaching the intricacies of ASL and the richness of Deaf culture to children and adults. She is a mindful and patient caretaker who provides an atmosphere of love and warmth to the children, all while helping each child reach their individual highest potential. When she is not teaching at Mountaintop, Keegan is studying to become a Birth Doula.
Luz completed her law degree from University of Medellin in Colombia, South America in 1990. She was introduced to Waldorf Education in 2014 when she began participating at Mountaintop Waldorf School in community activities and soon became an assistant. She is currently completing a Waldorf Teacher Education program at the Alkion Center in Hawthorn Valley, NY. She has a grown daughter and a young grandson whom she often cares for at home. Ms. Luz loves helping all the children and families at Mountaintop.