A native of the California Bay Area, Rachael has long been a student of how we as individuals relate to our communal experiences, to one another, and to ourselves. At the University of California, Santa Cruz, she received a BA in Community Studies, with an emphasis on the role of the arts in Social Change. This led her into a decade long career in music and stage production, before she decided to pursue her calling to teach. She was drawn to the philosophies of Steiner, and Waldorf education; finding inspiration from the emphasis on encouraging free thought in students, and transforming education into an art form. She received her certification in Waldorf Education from the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training in 2013 and has been teaching ever since. Each day, she is delighted to bring to her students the warmth, creativity, and playfulness that she feels is so crucial to the joy of learning. She is passionate about helping her students understand and express themselves, harness their individual talents, and meet their challenges with courage and humor.