by Melanie Ingler | Communications Coordinator
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Ami C Evergreen, our new Pedagogical Administrator for Early Childhood – Grade 8.
Born in Castro Valley and raised in Los Angeles, Ami was always on stilts, a pogo stick, or skateboard when she was young. In addition to her Waldorf Teaching Certification, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Literature, and a Master’s of Philosophy with a concentration in the analytical study of ethical, theological, and metaphysical traditions.
Ami has been involved with Waldorf education since 1988, when she first encountered the movement in an article speaking out against Sesame Street. She has taught movement, integrating neurodiverse students into grades classes; as well as upper grades, fifth – eighth, then the early grades. Responding to changing needs of students and families, she also founded Evergreen Expeditions, a Waldorf Outdoor Education School in Oregon which strived for children to “build a strong and resilient body, develop a deep ‘sense of place,’ and be elementally nourished in the cradle of our beloved valley.”
In her spare time, Ami enjoys tree climbing, yoga, mantra, and hikaru dorodango.
Ami welcomes the opportunity to continue to get to know more members of our community. Reach out to her to sit together to chat about parenting and family-making, learn how to bridge home and school together, explore the “dance of mutual development” between you and your child, and remember that life was made for JOY!
Ami has daily open office hours between 12:00 and 1:00 pm, and is available to meet with you outdoors, or via zoom or phone.
(Photo courtesy of Ami: My son Isaac and I, with a basket-backpack made of willow. Ubuntu: “I am because we are.”)