Second Grade Teacher
Stan teaches with a philosophy of recognizing each child’s earnest striving to be human despite the complex variables that attempt to stifle, redirect or outright subdue them.
- Waldorf Teaching Certification. Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento, CA
- Bachelor of Arts in English. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
- Nurturing the Roots: Advanced Therapeutic Course for Early Childhood Educators
- Family and Systemic Constellation Facilitation Certification
- Combined Class Consultant. Waldorf Schools
- Remedial Care Group Chair. Boulder Valley Waldorf School, Niwot, CO
- Journeyman Technical and Graphic Artist. Continental Graphics Corporation
Stan Sudan has been a Waldorf Elementary Class Teacher since 1992, after receiving his Certification as a Waldorf Teacher from Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento, California. He and his family spent two years at the Kauai Waldorf School in Hawaii, where he began teaching First Grade and subsequently taught in combined classes. Stan joined Boulder Valley in 1994, teaching a combined Third and Fourth Grade class. He has graduated five Eighth Grade classes at Boulder Valley: the first two from combined classes in 1999 and 2000, the second two from combined classes in 2007 and 2008, and most recently the class of 2017.
Stan has served nationally as a combined class consultant to Waldorf Schools, and is currently in his fourth cycle of grades teaching. After completing three full cycles of Waldorf grades teaching, Stan finally acknowledges there are perhaps a few kernels of wisdom wedged into the cracks of his persona. He teaches with a philosophy of recognizing each child’s earnest striving to be human despite the complex variables that attempt to stifle, redirect or outright subdue them. Advice to teachers: if you can’t be passionate about a subject, don’t teach it. Laugh with your students, but don’t compromise either the highest of standards or the greatest expectations for success.
Stan has served as both College and Faculty Chairperson, as well as Finance Committee and Board Representative. His specialized focus during his teaching has been on remedial and therapeutic movement and child development. He studied with Nancy Blanning in the Nurturing the Roots course, served as chair of the remedial Care Group at Boulder Valley, and holds a certification in Family and Systemic Constellation Facilitation.
Stan’s wife, Cindy Sudan, has also been a Teacher at Boulder Valley, but for the Kindergarten Class. They have two children who both graduated from Boulder Valley and from Waldorf High School. Stan gardens, loves to take walks in nature, and frequently can be found playing with their family cat. When not writing, he has been known to present workshops on chalkboard drawing, painting and shaded drawing to schools, colleagues and friends.