Hannah Saunders

Hannah Saunders leads the Forest Kindergarten after several years of assisting in the Early Childhood classes and supporting as a substitute. She brings experience from a forest school and gardening summer camp program she started in upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Prior to that, she worked with NYC public school gardens, and both NYBG and […]


Janine Seiter

Janine Seiter is a Waldorf graduate and received an early childhood bachelor’s degree from the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany. She has worked in educational and childcare institutions in New York and Germany. She is currently assisting in the Morning Glory Kindergarten. Email


Asha Tekriwal

Asha Tekriwal has 32 years of experience as an educator of young minds. Before she joined Steiner in 2022 as an Early Childhood Assistant Teacher, she taught Pre-k classes at a New Jersey private school for over 2 decades as a Master Teacher. She holds a BA in Early Childhood Education and other multiple accreditations […]


Helena Vancells

Helena joined Steiner in September 2022 as the Middle Nursery teacher. Her background is in kinesthetic learning, movement’s role in brain development, dance, and dance education. Before coming to Steiner, she taught at several independent schools in New York City and ran her own early childhood school in Barcelona, Spain. She has trained early childhood teachers in […]