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Meet Our Faculty – Rachel Loshak

1st Grade Class Teacher Rachel Loshak grew up on an apple farm in Suffolk, England. She comes from a family of hard-working fruit farmers, entrepreneurs, and musicians, and has had a successful career as a singer, songwriter and bassist, touring internationally...

Meet Our Staff – Helen Enright

Helen Enright first joined the staff of Hawthorne Valley’s Place Based Learning Center (PBLC) in July 1999 as a part-time assistant to the then-director Ruth Bruns. She had relocated with her mother and daughter, Samantha, to Columbia County from Drexel Hill, a suburb...

Meet our Faculty – Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown, Hawthorne Valley’s High School Math & Science Teacher, is on a quest to change society’s perception of math. “People don’t realize the importance of the way math is taught,” he said. “Everyone can do math, but it has to be presented in a way each...

Dairy Farming’s Lifeline: Community

by Sushannah Laurange “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambition must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” ~ Cesar Chavez Dairy farming:...

The Evolution of Hawthorne Valley’s Early Childhood Center

Anyone spending time in our valley this summer would have noticed the flurry of activity surrounding the Kindergarten building of Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School. Moss covered shingles were torn off the roof, and new metal roofing put on. The yard that had become a...

Meet our Staff – Karin Almquist

Karin Almquist is a lifelong learner. She has received two Masters degrees and studied in a Ph.D. program. Her area of focus was international affairs and religious studies, but the learning she has found most meaningful is what she’s discovered while guiding her...

Global Waldorf 100 celebration to be livestreamed

Tomorrow, September 19, marks the global celebration of Waldorf Education’s 100th Anniversary! The special celebration in Berlin, Germany, will be livestreamed from 4:30am-4pm EST. The event will follow the themes of “See the World” in the morning,...

iEat Green speaks with Institute for Mindful Agriculture

Steffen and Rachel Schneider, Directors of the Institute for Mindful Agriculture, recently spoke with Bhavani Jaroff of iEat Green. Throughout their conversation, they discussed biodynamic and mindful agriculture, food sheds, and a new model of agriculture to heal and...