MONIKA WILDEMANN – Chickadee Hollow Kindergarten Teacher/Forest Fridays Teacher/ Parent and Tot Leader/Faculty Co-Chair/ECE Program Chair
Moni came to the South Shore Waldorf School as a parent, a trained artist, and puppeteer. She worked in professional theatre and taught art and theatre to young people for many years. Her appreciation for Waldorf education grew as she watched her own daughter blossom as she moved from kindergarten to the upper grades. Monika’s life long passion of puppetry and story telling, working with young children and the community made the decision to become a Waldorf teacher a perfect fit. Monika gained her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification through the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has been teaching full time in the Kindergarten at SSWS since 2009 and prior to her current position was a specialty and supply teacher for 5 years.
Jacob Doucette – Grade 1 & 2 Teacher
Mr. Doucette is a native Nova Scotian from Halifax. He earned his B.A. from the University of Kings’ College (2009) and his B.Ed. from the University of Calgary (2016). He has taught in charter and private schools in Alberta, and the kindergarten position at the Calgary Waldorf School was his most recent placement before returning to the Maritimes. He has three children ages 4 to 8.
Vienie McShane – Grades 3&4 Teacher
Camille Wilkins – Grade 5&6 Teacher, French Language Teacher
Camille studied Art Education at Concordia University in Montreal and has enjoyed a diverse
and bilingual career teaching in a variety of settings including public and private elementary and
high schools, community art studios, seniors residences, homeless shelters, summer camps
and early childhood education centers. Camille completed the Waldorf World Language Teacher
Training program at the Sunbridge Institute while teaching English as a second Language at
l ́École Rudolf Steiner de Montreal.
KERRY EADY – Grades 7&8 Teacher / Pedagogical Coordinator/Faculty co-chair
Kerry attended York University and the Ontario College of Art and Design where she discovered Waldorf education as an extension of her interests in Goethe, Rudolf Steiner, Chekov, Hilma AF Klint, and Joseph Beuys. She was a Waldorf inspired homeschooler for many years and coordinated several Waldorf homeschool co-ops in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia before moving to Lunenburg County to enroll her children at the South Shore Waldorf School. She was invited to teach handwork and run the aftercare and summer programs in 2013 and then joined faculty as a class teacher in 2016. She is currently finishing her Waldorf Teacher Training through the Sophia Institute. She is keenly interested in fostering the arts as a way towards creating truly inclusive communities.
MARGOT ALDRICH – Music Teacher
CAITLIN ROONEY – School Development & Enrolment Coordinator:
Caitlin first encountered Waldorf Education while studying interdisciplinary fine arts and design at NSCAD university. When her eldest child was approaching her third birthday, Caitlin and her growing family moved to the South Shore so that the children could attend SSWS. Caitlin became immediately involved in the life of the school, having been asked to organize a Parent Association to start formalizing the parent body as one of the pillars in the organizational structure. Caitlin joined the staff of SSWS as Administrative Manager in July 2015. She has a diverse background and a passion for Waldorf education. She is a mother of three children, a member of the Anthroposophic society, an active gardener, animal lover and artist. She is currently completing an MBA at the Rowe School of Business.
Franziska Fenselau- Business and Administration Coordinator:
Bio to follow.
Board of Trustees
As one of our longest-standing association members, Ross has supported the South Shore Waldorf School as a member of the board and as board chair and through many fundraising efforts for over twenty years. The school receives ongoing financial support from the revenues of the Airstream Café, which Ross and Rita Landgraf run solely to raise funds for the school. Ross also continues his support through ongoing work on the Buildings and Grounds Committee and overall as an elder in our community.
Andràs is part-time faculty and PhD scholar in Educational Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. His research focuses on lifelong, in-depth learning, and critical thinking. Prior to entering the academy, Andràs was a Waldorf teacher for fifteen years, during which time—next to teaching—he undertook various projects within the anthroposophical movement that had impact on curriculum development and leadership frameworks. He sees Steiner’s holistic approach as a means to humanize society and a platform to promote rich learning experiences; critical, clear, imaginative, and flexible thinking; art, excellence, creativity, engagement, and ethics in education.
Bio to come
The Board of Trustees also includes the following staff members:
MONIKA WILDEMANN, CAITLIN ROONEY, and KERRY EADY.