Early Childhood Teachers
Meet our Faculty
Within these biographies are represented the strength of the human spirit as evidenced by the dedication, integrity, and perseverance embodied in our faculty, staff, and board members. Also represented is a love for humanity, with all its diverse cultures and perspectives, and a respect for each individual’s stage of development. Additionally, there lives a reverence for our planet, its biodiversity, and life-sustaining gifts. We invite you to meet us here and we look forward to meeting you soon.
Janelle Anderson (she/her)Willow Wood Pre-K Lead Teacher
I love to take care of young children in a home-like setting that nurtures all their senses in a safe and developmentally appropriate way.
Nadine Merrick (she/her)Willow Wood Pre-K Assistant / Lunch Bunch Teacher
“AWS provides children with the space and resources to delve into their imagination, creativity and natural curiosity.”
Tara Miller-Kuhn (she/her)Rose Meadow Pre-K Lead Teacher
I love teaching kindness, compassion and a love of the outdoors!
Dawn Merlette (she/her)Rose Meadow Pre-K Assistant
"Free and imaginative play is what childhood is all about."
Sarah Franklin (she/her)Oakwood Pre-K / Kindergarten Lead Teacher
“Waldorf education honors the unfolding individuality of every child.”
Maggie Flitton (she/her)Oakwood Pre-K / Kindergarten Assistant
"The most special thing about AWS is the love of the outdoors!"
Jaime Thompson (she/her)Lilac Pre-K / Kindergarten Lead Teacher
“The authentic moral development provided through the Waldorf curriculum leads to successful, altruistic graduates eager to bring positive changes to our world!”
Ashley Smith (she/her)Lilac Pre-K / Kindergarten Assistant
"I believe living and working in conscious and intentional communities is the future and AWS is a place to practice being a member of such a community."