Dragonfly (6th & 7th Grade) Teacher 2019-20
Jesse has had a lifelong interest in the lives of children, and as a teacher enjoys nothing more than getting to know and supporting each unique student.
- Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology. Washington State University, WA
- Master of Fine Arts in Dance. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
- Bachelor of Arts in Dance. University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Waldorf Certificate. Antioch University New England, Wilton, NH
- LifeWays Early Childhood Certificate. LifeWays of North America, Boulder, CO
- Systemic Play Therapy Certificate. The Family Therapy/Play Therapy Institute, Aurora, CO
- Movement Artist & Dance Teacher
- K-12 Education Support: Tutoring, Mentoring, Service-Learning Programming. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
- Boulder Valley Waldorf Kindergarten, Niwot, CO
- Corvallis Waldorf School, Corvallis, OR
Jesse Bedirian is a mother, artist and teacher. She was raised in upstate New York and Washington State. Her bi-coastal childhood was as rich in nature as it was in art and culture – summers split between backpacking in the Rocky Mountains, time at the ocean and visiting family in the east.
Prior to becoming a Waldorf teacher, Jesse enjoyed an extensive career as a movement artist and dance teacher. She also worked for a decade at the University of Colorado Boulder providing K-12th grade education support through tutoring, mentoring and service-learning programming. Additionally, she has a therapeutic background with children and adolescents, using somatic psychotherapy, Authentic Movement, expressive arts and play therapy.
In mid-life, Jesse turned her efforts to Waldorf pedagogy and anthroposophy, effectively bringing together her skills and interests. She interned at Boulder Valley Waldorf School and worked at Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten and the Corvallis Waldorf School. Jesse is grateful for the roots of community grown over 20 years of calling Boulder home and looks forward to deepening these roots at Boulder Valley Waldorf School.