Parent and Community Enrichment Conference April 1-2, 2022

Our conference was a wonderful success!  Thank you to all who joined.  We hope to offer a similar conference as an annual event!  If you missed it, please see below for links to the two recorded talks.

What Is Waldorf Education and What Does It Mean in Our Current Times?
Keynote Talk, April 1, 2022

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       Dr. Liz Beaven, Executive Director,           Alliance for Public Waldorf Education

Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, writing, and public speaking.  Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud parent of two adult sons (both Waldorf graduates) and a grandparent of five. She first encountered Waldorf education as a young parent in New York City.  Liz has been involved in Public Waldorf education almost from its beginning, working initially in teacher preparation and professional development. The former Administrator of the Sacramento Waldorf School and former President of Rudolf Steiner College, Liz served as Provost at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco for the past four years and was Board President for the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education for several years.

The 7 Rs of Waldorf Education
Opening Talk
April 2, 2022

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Donald Samson, Pedagogical Coordinator,   Mountain Song Community School

Donald Samson has taught both children and adults for over thirty years.  He has been teaching the Waldorf curriculum since 1989.  He was a grades class teacher for nineteen years.  Following that, he taught history, geography and literature in high school.  Donald has been mentoring fellow teachers full time since 2013.  He was a founding staff member of Juniper Ridge Community School in Grand Junction.  Donald has been with Mountain Song Community School since 2017. When he can steal time out of a week, he writes fantasy novels for young readers that the whole family can enjoy and has recently published a new book.  His fantasy chronicle, The Star Trilogy, was inspired from stories he originally told in his class.  You can learn more about his books at:

Simplicity Parenting

Mountain Song Community school is thrilled to partner with Ms. Stacie Warren to offer Simplicity Parenting Classes at no cost to our families.

Simplicity Parenting is an internationally renowned program created by family counselor and former Waldorf teacher, Kim John Payne. The program will help you build a safe, warm and secure family base camp from which a child can launch out into the world with resiliency. The approach helps you in making small doable changes, worry less – and enjoy more. For those who want to balance their children’s lives down but don’t know where to start, Simplicity Parenting offers both inspiration and a blueprint for change.

Ms. Stacie is a certified Simplicity Parenting instructor, a former MSCS Kindergarten teacher, and the owner and director of Sunflower Waldorf House, a preschool program in Colorado Springs. All Mountain Song families are invited to attend any or all of the sessions, which will be hosted here at the school (2904 W Kiowa St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904)

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