The primary purpose of The College of Teachers is to work with the meditative content given to teachers by Rudolf Steiner. In order for a teacher or staff member to join The College of Teachers, it is necessary to have been a faculty or staff member for at least one year; to recognize Anthroposophy as the guiding impulse of the school and of one’s own inner work; to commit to work at The Denver Waldorf School for the foreseeable future; to be able to work with one’s colleagues; to attend the weekly Pedagogical Meetings; and to be ready and willing to take on the responsibility for the school. The College meets weekly.
We encourage direct communication throughout the school community. If a parent has a program question, or wishes to discuss a concern in the class, the first person to approach is the Class Teacher, Class Sponsor, or the Subject Teacher. If an initial discussion is unsatisfactory, or if a parent is reluctant to address the teacher directly, the teacher’s mentor may be asked to participate. If the question or concern still remains unresolved, or is of a more serious nature, it may be referred to the Professional Development Committee and College.
Current Members of the College of Teachers
Michael Baker, Board Representative
Betsy Doyle, Leadership Team Representative
Darlene Gaillot, Board Representative
David Johnson, Faculty Co-chair, Leadership Team Representative
Brianna Kaiser, Faculty Co-chair
Judy Lucas, Administrative Director
Todd Matuszewicz, College Chair, Board Representative