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Prior to joining NCS, Michael trained in Austria as a remedial teacher and a middle school teacher, with a focus on math and music. He taught Middle School students for eight years in both Austria and Liechtenstein. After a move to the U.S., he secured a CA State Multiple Subject Credential while completing the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training program.
Initially teaching Kindergarten at NCS, Mr. Rohner became a Lower Grades teacher in 2015. His education, experience, and exuberance are apparent to everyone he comes into contact with here at our school.
Ms. Lisker has a Multiple Subject Credential She has also attended summer training at Rudolf Steiner College and has been an active member of the Association for Environmental Outdoor Education.
Her experience includes work as a specialty teacher instructing kindergarten through fourth-grade students at Marquez Charter School in Los Angeles. She began assisting in the kindergarten at Ocean Charter School in Los Angeles and was promoted to class teacher the following year. After a break from classroom teaching to devote her time to raising her children at home, she returned to the classroom in 2014, joining the NCS faculty.
Ms. Smith holds a BA in Liberal Studies, a California Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University, and a Waldorf Teaching Certification from the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA.
Before joining NCS, she taught first and second grade for five years in an inner-city public school in San Francisco.
Ms. Fryday holds a Master’s Degree from Stanford University, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Sacramento. Before joining NCS in 2015, she taught first and second grades at a Department of Defense Elementary School in Yokosuka, Japan, and fifth grade for three years in Concord, CA.
Fifth GradePhil Stone
Mr. Stone earned his BS in Information Systems from Cal State Los Angeles. He completed his multiple-subject teaching credential at Sonoma State University, earned an MA in Education from Touro University of California and his Waldorf Teaching Certificate at Rudolf Steiner College.
Before becoming a teacher, Phil worked in the corporate world testing software and in the motion picture industry, for 11 years, as a set painter. Mr. Stone began teaching in Public Waldorf Charter Schools in 2004. He joined the Novato Charter School faculty in 2019.