The Spiral is Rudolf Steiner School’s annual report, with letters from the College of Teachers, our Treasurer, our Board of Trustees, and class notes from Steiner Alumni. Through The Spiral, our school community acknowledges and celebrates generous gifts from individual donors and anticipates future successes. Thank you for reading!
RUDOLF STEINER SCHOOL 2020
FOR THERE IS ALWAYS LIGHT
"We did and continue to do the hard work necessary to heal and rise to our better selves. We continued forward and we tried to find the light."
— TERRI ADLER, BOARD CHAIR & TUSHAR SHAH, TREASURER
A LABOR OF LOVE
As the pedagogical center and spiritual organ of the school, the College of Teachers is responsible for establishing and upholding the school’s mission.
WALDORF 100 CELEBRATIONS
"Last September 2019 we celebrated 100 years of Waldorf education - a festive day that was joyfully marked all over the world with various events and performances."
— ALEXANDRA SPADEA, EURYTHMY TEACHER
Jennifer Berne ’62
Hi fellow alumni. Despite this crazy year and all its upheavals, I’ve still managed to get another book published. Actually, it came out in February, just before everything got crazy. My new book is a children’s picture book biography about Emily Dickinson. Its title is On Wings of Words: The Extraordinary Life of Emily Dickinson. And happily, it’s already received 4 starred reviews. This book was five years in the making, so obviously I’m really excited to share it with you. I’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with me through my website.
Aili Venho ’05
In March, Broadway Records released the album Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Dream and it received rave reviews from critics (even from Stephen Sondheim himself) and has over 20,000 streams. Aili Venho sings The Miller’s Son on the album, which has been submitted to be considered for a Grammy nomination. Along with being the resident voice teacher at Steiner and teaching virtually, she has been spending a lot of time with her cat, Chubbs and brand new Corgi puppy, Rosie (aka Ro-ro) in her cozy one bedroom in Harlem.
Annabelle Vaës ’15 graduated cum laude from Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Science in Theater and a Bachelor of Arts in German. Since graduating, she has been busy taking acting classes with Alum parent Karen Braga and supporting her dramatic dreams with various endeavours. This includes a stint as a directing assistant with Mr. John Anderson for the Rudolf Steiner’s 10th grade class play and facilitating wine tastings for NLC Wines. She currently works as an independent contractor with Elila, a plus size bra company, created by Rudolf Steiner parent Ellen Jacobson and is going to be co-teaching the Rudolf Steiner Parent-Child class in the Park. She hopes to find ways to stay creative in her acting career during these COVID times.
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