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Faculty & Staff
Here to foster the growth and imagination of your children.
What makes our approach so successful? We honor the childhood years. We create a classroom environment that is worthy of imitation. We allow the children to engage in creative play as well as a structured series of practical activities. Waldorf Education has been in the United States since 1928 and this play-based experiential learning method is a proven approach that children love. This love of school in the earliest years can lead to a life-long love of learning.
My name is Maria, born and raised in Manila, Philippines. I started my work with children back in 1995 as an ABA therapist and worked with children diagnosed with autism until 2010. I took my EC Waldorf training in Manila, under Ms. Bella Tan and Mr. Jake Tan, in January of 2007. This is when my Waldorf journey started. I worked at a Waldorf daycare in Manila for nine years. I was fortunate to have worked with colleagues who have modeled and inspired me to be a loving Nurturer. During these nine years, I continued my education, attending Teacher Conferences book studies, and workshops. I moved here to the United States in 2015 where I met my husband Richard. I continued my Waldorf teaching when we moved to Texas. I did aftercare and subbing at The Great Oak School. I was allowed to work as a Lead Teacher at a Waldorf Preschool in Boise, ID from 2018 – 2020. During that time, I continued my studies at the Eugene Waldorf School. We moved to Klamath Falls, OR to be closer to the family during the lockdown and I worked for a daycare there from June 2020 to July 2021. We moved to Charleston, SC August 2021, when I applied to an ad as a sub for the lead who was going on maternity leave for four months. I came back to Acorn School to continue the work.
Hi, my name is Megan and I am so excited to be part of this team! I graduated from the College of Charleston and have experience both at the middle school and elementary school levels, I worked as a guidance intern for 8th graders during my time at CofC and as a substitute teacher for Charleston County School District where I worked a long-term job at a public Montessori school for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Working at an alternative school is what drove me to be interested in different teaching philosophies and I am so excited to work in a Waldorf setting! Outside of work, I am working on a school counseling master’s at the Citadel.