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“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able out of their own initiative to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”
- Rudolf Steiner

Our Teachers

Rebecca Nelson Rebecca Nelson
—Early Childhood Teacher

Education: BA in Expressive Arts Evergreen State College; Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Sound Circle Center Teacher Training.

Professional Experience: Child Care Provider, Nanny, Preschool Teacher, Waldorf Kindergarten Teaching Assistant, Waldorf Grades Teacher (Grades 1 and 2), Waldorf Kindergarten/Preschool Teacher.

I love my job! I am grateful to be able to do this work. Every day is a new day. I gain insight, hope, creativity, and opportunities to foster personal growth everyday while working with the children, parents, and faculty at our school! I am reminded of the beauty that exists in the simple things in life and while guiding the children in their learning, I end up learning too! Nothing is more beautiful then watching a child who loves what they are doing and learning, and it is something that I have the opportunity to see regularly!

Stacy Evans-Agnew
—Grade 1 Class Teacher

Education: BA in theatre, speech, and psychology from University of North Carolina. Master’s in Teaching from Towson State University. Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Sound Circle Center Teacher Training.

Professional Experience: Edmonds School District - Five years second and third grade; Two years home-based Waldorf preschool; Two years Bright Water School Grades 4 and 5; Three Cedars Waldorf School Class Teacher Grades 1-4.

Ms. Evans grew up in Columbia, Maryland. She has fond memories of neighborhood parades, walking to school through the forest, and making friends with classmates who had a different skin color than her own. After graduating college, Stacy volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Americus, Georgia where she worked on the paint crew and earned a food stipend of $25 a week. It was here that she lived the Habitat motto which was to be “simple and decent.” Finding a Waldorf preschool for her daughter changed the course of her life.

Kim Gonczar Kim Gonczar
—Grade 2/3 Class Teacher

Education: Antioch University New England, Waldorf Grades Certification; Foundation Year at Sound Circle Teacher Training, Seattle, WA; University of Hawai'i, B. Ed. Elementary Education.

Professional Experience: Olympia Waldorf School, Class Teacher- grades 5 through 8, graduated in 2009; Washington State Teacher Certified; OWS Grade 3 gardening teacher; OWS Summer Camp 2009, 2010 & 2011; 4 years OWS Early Childhood 2 years Preschool Assistant & 2 as Kindergarten Assistant (2 years p.m. Nap-care Lead Teacher); 1/2 year Kindergarten morning teacher, Lacey Elementary School; 1 year each as Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grade teacher, Waikele Elementary School, Hawai'i; 5 years Kindergarten teacher and 1/2 year Gifted-Talented teacher, Iroquois Pt. Elementary School, Hawai'i.

I am truly blessed to have Waldorf education as my touchstone. Each day that I am able to look into my students' eyes as we shake hands and then strive together as human beings, leaves me both satisfied and wanting more. Working with colleagues and parents ensures that my cup is filled to the brim with the nectar of life, cheers!

Chandra Johnson Chandra Johnson
—Three-day Preschool Teacher/Aftercare

Ms. Chandra grew up in Gig Harbor, where she spent her childhood years discovering the outdoors and secrets of nature. She discovered Waldorf education years ago while working at a naturopathic clinic and instantly knew she had found her path. This was the beginning of a beautiful journey that has brought her to where she is today. Her warmth, love, and inspiration from Waldorf education has introduced her to the possibilities of how we can embrace, grow, and enlighten each child. A loving compassion strengthens each child's love for nature, others, and learning. She looks forward to new beginnings in us all each day.

Education: Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate from Sound Circle Teacher Training, Tacoma Community College Associates in Science and Arts

Professional Experience: Kindergarten/Preschool assistant and cook at Waldorf Fremont Community School, lead teacher at Summer Freedom Waldorf Preschool, Preschool assistant for Chickadees Waldorf Preschool. Tacoma Waldorf School Farm Camp lead teacher. Receptionist/assistant at naturalpathic clinic.

Tacoma Waldorf School is a developing member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.