7th & 8th Grade (Dragonfly) Teacher
Karl David Johnson, M.A., has been an educator for 40 years and has taught in the Waldorf movement since 1986. Karl is joining us after years of leading workshops and mentoring with our faculty here at BVWS. As a class teacher he taught a class in Durango, Colorado and two classes at the Santa Fe Waldorf School. He has also recently taught blocks in various schools as a middle school guest teacher. At the high school level, Karl has taught music – both Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble – and directed the Wilderness Experience program for the Santa Fe Waldorf High School. Additionally, Karl is a certified Educational Support Specialist and has supported children with learning issues – conducting assessments and developing and implementing support plans. Most recently, Karl has served as Pedagogical Director at Santa Fe Waldorf School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Siskiyou School in Ashland, Oregon and the Kona Pacific Public Waldorf School on the Big Island of Hawaii.
An experienced mentor and consultant, Karl has mentored hundreds of teachers at dozens of schools and has trained teachers and conducted workshops in China, Nepal, New Zealand, the Hawaiian Islands, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.. He has taught on the summer faculty for the West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy in British Columbia, in the Xian Waldorf Teacher Training Program in Xian, China, and as a Foundations Studies course facilitator for Sophia Institute, and as a Practicum Supervisor for Antioch University Waldorf Teacher Training Program. He is currently a teacher trainer on the faculty of Gradalis Institute and supports teacher trainees with field mentoring. Karl Johnson is the author of the forthcoming book: Honing Our Craft: Pedagogy and Leadership in the Waldorf Classroom.