Register today for Learning Through Handwork on April 19th from 7–7:45pm.
Register today for Learning Through Handwork on April 19th from 7–7:45pm. Zoom link to be shared upon registration.
Cost is $5 to cover materials fee. Supplies can be picked up in the Front Office or mailed locally.
What and why we do handwork in Early Childhood and the Grades
Why is it important to cognitive and social-emotional development
Included is an experiential learning experience for participants
Sarah Louise was introduced to Waldorf education through the early childhood program with her three children here at WSP. She holds an M.Ed from SUNY Buffalo and taught visual and technical arts in grades 1–12 before coming to Waldorf education. Ms. Louise began assisting in kindergarten and teaching handwork in 2016, and in 2019, assumed the role of Lead Handwork Teacher. The natural world brings inspiration to Ms. Louise in everything from cultivating natural plant dyes to mushroom foraging. We anticipate Sarah Louise will be full of inspiration for this session, having just returned from the Waldorf World Teachers’ Conference at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland in early April.
Jill Zihar is WSP’s Early Childhood Faculty Chair and Buttercup Kindergarten Lead Teacher. Miss Jill always knew that she wanted to be a teacher and when she found Waldorf education she knew that the loving, creative, magical environment was where she wanted to teach. In 2002, she started working for Waldorf School of Pittsburgh as the After School Director and the following year became a Kindergarten teacher. From 2007–2012, she taught in a mixed-age Kindergarten at Waldorf School of Philadelphia. In 2012, Jill and her family returned to Pittsburgh where she has taught Nursery and Kindergarten. She holds a M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University and an M.Ed. in Waldorf Education.
Peggy Yoo serves as the Handwork Assistant at WSP and is a professional flutist, having first come to WSP as a parent of two children. Peggy started her journey in music at Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Division and studied at the Manhattan School of Music as well as Carnegie Mellon University. She spent three years playing with the Chicago Civic Orchestra and is a member emeritus of Pittsburgh’s IonSound Project. Peggy is passionate about teaching handwork and sees many parallels to her training as a musician.