Stephen Keith Sagarin, PhD, Faculty Chair, history, English, math, has his doctorate in U.S. History from Columbia University and his BA in Art History and Fine Art from Princeton University. He is a graduate of the Waldorf School of Garden City, NY, where he taught for 12 years before moving to Massachusetts. He is Associate Professor in Waldorf Teacher Education at Sunbridge College, NY, and former editor of the Research Bulletin of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. He has taught at Teachers College, NY, the City University of New York, NY, and Berkshire Community College, MA. Visit Dr. Sagarin’s blog, “What is Education?” Dr. Sagarin’s most recent book is The Story of Waldorf Education in the United States: Past, Present, and Future
Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, chorus. Sheri studied jazz and classical voice at the Hartt School of Music and Brooklyn Conservatory and later took advanced studies in voice, folk music research, and Kodaly music at the Hartt School of Music, the Westminster Choir College, Shenandoah University. In addition to teaching the high school chorus at our school, she leads the Good Globe Singing School and sings with upstate New York’s premiere chorus, Albany Pro Musica. She has recorded two eclectic vocal projects for TownHall Records and is a jazz vocalist with The Berkshire Bop Society.
Thomas Brown, math, received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York and holds an MS in Martial Arts from Ameristate University in Wisconsin. He also teaches math at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School, and he has taught math at the Kolburne School, where he was also Vice Principal, and the Kildonan School. He is a Grand Master of Taekwondo and a certified instructor of Crisis Prevention and Applied Non-Violence.
Sonia Cintrón, Spanish, has taught Spanish to students from kindergarten through high school since 2002, including at Hawthorne Valley School, the Crellin Morris Association, and Los Amiguitos Kindergarten. She has completed several courses in Waldorf school language teaching through the Center for Anthroposophy in Wilton, NH. Prior to her work as a Spanish teacher, Profe Cintrón was an administrative assistant and office manager for several businesses in New Jersey.
Winslow Eliot, English, Globe (student newsletter) Advisor, has written novels that have been translated into eleven languages and published in twenty countries. A certified Waldorf high school teacher, she has taught English to middle and high school students for many years, and has held adult seminars and workshops for aspiring and published writers. She is a Waldorf school graduate, and, apart from two years at the Honolulu Waldorf School, she has been with the Great Barrington Waldorf High School since its inception.
Ann Marie Genco math, physics and chemistry, has an MS in electrical engineering and a BS in mechanical engineering, both from USC. She worked as a technical supervisor at Hughes Aircraft Co. in laser systems. She taught physics at Santa Monica Community College and middle school science and math in Los Angeles public schools before becoming a Waldorf teacher. She taught at the Waldorf School of Milwaukee, the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, and the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School, before joining our faculty.
Elizabeth Lombardi, fine arts, has a BA from Oberlin College with a major in fine arts and an art teacher’s certificate from Adelphi University. She has been a Waldorf teacher for more than 30 years as well as a teacher of adults. Mrs. Lombardi has taught at the Waldorf Institute for Liberal Education, Garden City, NY. She teaches in the Foundation Studies Program of the Waldorf School of Princeton, NJ.
Lee Magadini, life science, received her BA from the University of Washington, majoring in theater, and her MA from the Steinhardt School of NYU as a resident of the Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program. Lee is currently a faculty member for The Secondary School of Field Research, a summer program partnered with Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. In addition to enjoying a previous and successful career in theatrical lighting, Lee is also an avid scuba diver and has participated in several scientific studies of the coral reef systems of Bacalar Chico, Belize, and Andavadoaka, Madagascar.
Guy Nordoff, sculpture, completed his K-12 Waldorf education at the High Mowing School and then attended the Goetheanum Painting Training. Early in his career he was an art teacher at a Camphill Village in South Africa. He trained with Frau Doctor Hauschka in art therapy and, to complete his credentials as an art therapist, worked for two years at Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Herdecke.
Beth Robbins, English, drama, history, has a BA in English from Barnard College, Columbia University. After receiving her Waldorf teaching certificate from Antioch/ New England Graduate School, Mrs. Robbins was a class teacher at Hawthorne Valley School in Harlemville, NY. She has worked at SteinerBooks/Anthroposophic Press as an editor.
Ursula Wirth, German, is a graduate of the Munich Rudolf Steiner School. She worked as a librarian and research assistant at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she also taught German for Siemens, Ltd.She has also worked as a German and English language tutor in Munich.
Ramona A. Bellamy, Office Manager. Before joining the Waldorf High School as Office Manager Ramona A. Bellamy worked at Coleman Psychological Services in Hillsdale. She has also worked as Administrative Assistant at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School, and, prior to that, at MetLife Insurance Company in Torrington, CT. She has been Substitute Staff Coordinator for the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, Sheffield, MA, and a Teacher’s Assistant at the Kent Park & Recreation Department, Kent, CT. Ramona received her A.S. Degree in Business Software Systems from Berkshire Community College.