|William Bento, PhD||
William Bento, PhD, has been an adult educator of anthroposophical subject matters for 36 years. William is the Associate Dean and Accreditation Liaison Officer at Rudolf Steiner College. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with an office at the Center for Living Health. William is acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of Astrosophy (Star Wisdom) and Psychosophy (Soul Wisdom). Publications include Lifting the Veil of Mental Illness; A Somatic Psychodiagnostic Approach to Personality; Signs in the Heavens and Holy Nights Journal 2011-2012. He is co-editor of, and a contributor to Journal for Star Wisdom 2012.
|Antje M. Bojarsky, M.Ed.||
Antje Bojarsky, M.Ed., directs The Art of Teaching through the Grades Summer Program and has been an adjunct faculty member in teacher training programs at Rudolf Steiner College since 2000. She took two classes through the grades at the Sacramento Waldorf School, where she also taught foreign language and science in the high school and served as educational support coordinator. She currently teaches in the middle school at the Haleakala Waldorf School and is involved in a high school initiative on Maui, HI.
Antje holds a Master of Education degree in science education from Lesley University, MA, and California Multiple Subjects and Single Subject Science teaching credentials. She is coauthor of A Demonstration Manual for Use in the Waldorf Seventh Grade Physics Lesson and author of Teaching Mineralogy. Antje’s research has been in science teaching through phenomena as well as the Waldorf approach to language teaching. Her training as an applied linguist includes certificates in studies of ESL from the University of Cambridge, GB, and diplomas of applied linguistics in English, French, and German.
|Gayle Davis, MA||
Gayle Davis has worked in anthroposophical adult education for over 25 years. She is President and CEO of Rudolf Steiner College, as well as a longstanding faculty member. Her interests include music, philosophy, educational reform, organizational development, and change management.
|Patricia Dickson, MA||
Patricia is a art faculty member teaching sculpting and the administrator of the Waldorf Subject Teacher programs; M.A. summa cum laude, Art and Psychology, California State University; B.A., University of Wisconsin; 14 years vocal study, 5 years of which were at the Royal Academy of Music , London, England; certificates in arts of Ikebana, and Tea Ceremony, Japan; Goetheanum Certificate in the Visual Arts and Goetheanum Certificate in part-time studies in Anthroposophy, Dornach, Switzerland.
B.S. Home Economics, University of California, Davis; Waldorf Applied Arts Certificate in Handwork, Sunbridge College; ten years professional dressmaker; 14 years handwork teacher, Waldorf School of Santa Barbara; handwork workshop leader, Waldorf Institute of Southern California; four years handwork teacher, Waldorf School of the Peninsula, C.A.; and currently taking a first grade class at Waldorf School of Santa Barbara.
|Deborah Finn-Romero, BSN||
Deborah Finn-Romero, BSN, is a Registered Nurse, herbalist, lecturer, artist and anatomy enthusiast. She has spent the last 15 years exploring the relationship of biological forms and spiritual archetypes, most notably human anatomy and physiology. As an educator, Deborah instructs nursing students in clinical settings focusing on compassion and a holistic approach to care.
In her work, Deborah draws inspiration from her vast studies of spiritual traditions, including anthroposophy, which she met at age 15. She went on to put her children through Waldorf education, marry a Waldorf teacher, and graduated from Consciousness Studies in 2001.
|Irène François, MA||
Irène has been a Waldorf teacher at the elementary, high school, and teacher training levels since 1975. She has taught in several different countries including France, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. She was the director of the Rudolf Steiner Institute in Quebec, Canada for fourteen years before coming to Rudolf Steiner College.
|Brian Gray, MLArch||
Brian Gray teaches and lectures on anthroposophical topics for Rudolf Steiner College programs in Fair Oaks and in the College’s Bay Area programs. A teacher at Rudolf Steiner College since 1981, Brian has helped to lead tours through Europe and Egypt, exploring sacred architecture. His research includes the realms of Star Wisdom, Cosmology, Sacred Architecture and Esoteric Christianity. Brian earned a B.A. in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology, 1967; an M.L.Arch. (Landscape Architecture) from University of Pennsylvania, 1972; and a certificate in Waldorf Teacher Education from Rudolf Steiner College, 1981. Brian entered RSC’s Foundation Year in 1979, taught by René Querido. From 1991 – 1998 and from 2006 to the present Brian has served as Director the Foundation Program.
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|Lauren R. Hickman, MA||
Early Childhood Department Chair, Lauren is a passionate advocate for young children and their families. She holds a M.A. in Education from Touro University, an Early Childhood Teaching Diploma from Rudolf Steiner College, a B.A. in International Relations from U.C. Davis and an A.A .in Chemistry from American River College. An alumna of the Sacramento Waldorf School, she has been a Waldorf Educator for over nineteen years, as a Parent-Infant, Parent-Child, Nursery and Kindergarten Teacher. She is a former Waldorf school administrator and has served on several non-profit boards. Lauren is an early childhood mentor and a Licensed Preschool Director. One of Lauren's particular interests is bringing Waldorf education into everyday life, by teaching parenting classes to homeless mothers, working with at risk families and by bringing festivals, puppetry and storytelling to the greater community.
|Cynthia Hoven, MA||
Cynthia Hoven was born in the United States and has traveled extensively around the world. She expresses appreciation for the huge variety of human experiences that she was fortunate to live into through immersion in many different cultures. In her university studies, Cynthia studied math, physics and psychology, although her core interest was pursuing an understanding of the worlds of spirit and matter. In 1975 her quest led her to the works of Rudolf Steiner, and she perceived that in eurythmy she would have a means of working with spiritually attuned movement in the realm of healing. She received her eurythmy diploma from the Goldridge Eurythmy School in Auburn, California in 1979, and then traveled to the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, where she joined the stage group for two seasons. In 1982, she received her diploma in Therapeutic Eurythmy from Stuttgart, Germany, and has worked since then in hospitals, clinics and private practices. In 1992, she became the director of the Weekend Foundation Studies program at Rudolf Steiner College, and assumed responsibility for teaching all the eurythmy classes at RSC in 1994. She continues to perform, lecture and teach classes in public and private venues, and is working on a book about the spiritual origins of eurythmy. Following a dream she has long held, Cynthia founded the eurythmy training at Rudolf Steiner College in 2002.