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Ms. Greenfield has been involved in Waldorf schools for fourteen years as a parent and an educator. When her eldest child began his Waldorf kindergarten journey, Ms. Greenfield went to school too, beginning her Waldorf teacher training and beginning to work in Waldorf schools. She completed teacher training in 2010 and Spacial Dynamics in 2014. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a multi-subject teaching credential. Ms. Greenfield feels passionate about providing a curriculum that meets the pedagogical needs of the developing child as well as Common Core standards, while utilizing traditional Waldorf methods. Ms. Greenfield was drawn to the Waldorf charter school movement for these reasons, as well as her desire to be part of providing accessible Waldorf education. When she is not teaching, Ms. Greenfield enjoys gardening, running, and spending time with her family!
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 Cusenza holds a BA in Anthropology from UCLA, a California Teaching Credential from Loyola Marymount University and she is currently working towards a Master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins.