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Faculty & Staff 2022-2023 School Year

The Boulder Valley Waldorf School is proud to employ a dynamic and accomplished faculty that is deeply invested in student success. Please click on the teacher photos below to read more about individual educational background, experience and guiding philosophy as a teacher!

Class Teachers – Elementary and Middle School

Sierra Bouchard

First Grade Teacher
Sierra is passionate about how Waldorf Education. Sierra believes that children’s growth and learning benefits from a life-long relationship with the natural world and that this relationship will promote the values of environmental stewardship that our planet needs.

Rebecca Arnold

Second Grade Teacher  Rebecca loves inspiring children’s imaginations through art, music and storytelling, igniting a love of learning.

Jesse Bedirian

Third Grade Teacher    Jesse is thrilled to be part of a dynamic education that recognizes students for who they are. Working in Waldorf education, Jesse brings her interests and skills to form a synergistic whole.

Renee Lambo-Barnes

Fourth Grade Teacher
An experienced teacher, mentor and consultant, Renee is excited to share her passion for mathematics with younger students. Renee and her students revel in fresh and lively experiences discovering patterns in nature and exploring through stories and physical activities.

Martina Simunek-Suarez

Fifth Grade Teacher
Martina was first introduced to the Waldorf philosophy years ago by her cousin, who, just like Rudolf Steiner and Martina herself, grew up in a little town in Lower Austria. After a whirlwind year back in Europe teaching at the Freie Waldorfschule Wien West, Martina is back with some new ideas!

Scott Barnes

Sixth Grade Teacher Scott Barnes loves working with adolescent students knowing that to guide and inspire children is such a privilege…

Rebecca Franklin

Seventh Grade Teacher
Rebecca Franklin is dedicated to her students and to supporting their motivation and relationships in order to help them to reach happiness, independence, and potential.  Rebecca nurtures each learner’s curiosity in such a way that they find motivation to be life long learners – where Rebecca will learn too.

Ralph Doane

Eighth Grade Teacher
Ralph is flexible and skilled at maintaining a sense of humor. As a middle school teacher, Ralph believes strongly in creating a stimulating learning environment in which students can develop to their full potential.

Kindergarten & Preschool Teachers

Gabrielle Cervin

Kindergarten Sunflower Lead Teacher Gabriella sees Waldorf teaching as a calling. She is a natural communicator and fabulous storyteller who can bring a hushed reverence and meaningful woven tale to even the most everyday of experiences!

Bird (Kylie) Sebastian

Bluebell Lead Teacher  As an early childhood educator, Bird has a particular talent for peaceful classroom management…


Jennifer Palmer

Lavender Lead Teacher   Jennifer considers herself a life-long learner, deeply interested in expanding the potential of our kindergarten programs to continue to meet the unique and ever-changing needs of our young friends.

Hannah Gardner

Early Childhood Director  Hannah is passionate about Waldorf Education. She takes great pride in leadership, organizational, and time management skills when working in the myriad of roles of director.