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        Motria Shuhan, Teacher

 A graduate of Waldorf Early Childhood Education at Sunbridge College, Motria spent nine years at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz, NY. There she worked in the nursery and kindergarten and served as the Pedagogical Chairperson for three years. She also serves as a student mentor for WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association). With a special interest in the art of puppetry, Motria has staged shows for conferences, festivals, and other community events. Presently enrolled in a three-year Advanced Therapeutic Course for Early Childhood Educators taking place in Denver, Co., she continues to deepen her understanding of the young child. She lives with her husband and two sons in Accord, NY.

Monica Grudin, Parent Child Teacher

She is a graduate of Waldorf Early Childhood Education at Sunbridge College and received a Level One Diploma from the Spacial Dynamics Institute. Monica taught at the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School for nearly twenty years. While her time was mostly in the kindergarten, she also taught handwork and games, as well as facilitated parent and child groups. Recently she completed coursework in Child Development, focusing on birth to three, at Sophia’s Hearth Family Center in Keene, NH.She is the mother of two grown daughters and a grandmother. She lives with her husband in Rosendale, NY.

Mia Reed - Acorn After Care Teacher

Mia Reed – Acorn After Care Teacher

Mia Reed is presently enrolled in the Waldorf Teacher training at the Alkion Center in Hawthorne Valley, New York. She works with Motria Shuhan in the mornings at Acorn School. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Napanoch, NY. Her daughters attend the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz, NY.

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