Educational Support Director
Brita has been immersed in Waldorf Education since her own experience as a Waldorf student, beginning at the age of 2. She holds deep gratitude for her 12 years at the Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC which has developed into not just her vocation but a life calling. Brita has held many roles at our school including substitute teacher, Enrollment Coordinator, Marketing, Leadership Team, and Handwork Teacher.
She was drawn to Western NC to pursue a degree in Art, as well as her soccer career at UNC -Asheville. After graduation, she met Todd Crowe (one of the founders of AWS) and connected with the Anthroposophical study group that eventually gave birth to Asheville Waldorf School.
Her own challenges with dyslexia lead her to an interest in remedial education, with a particular interest in how our movement patterns and reflexes affect our learning. She has training in HANDLE level I & II, Brain and Sensory Foundation, Orton Gillingham reading tutoring, and is currently completing her Waldorf Extra Lessons training.
Brita is passionate about the movement therapies that the Waldorf Extra Lesson outlines. Her own experience with learning difficulties has given her a special insight into working with children who find themselves struggling in the classroom. She believes in the importance of monitoring and supporting students’ academic progress while keeping true to the developmental model that is the foundation of the Waldorf Curriculum.
When she is not in the classroom, she can be found with her family cooking, singing, sewing, hiking, and OCR racing.
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Educating the whole child, in mind, body, and spirit,
for a life of continuous learning
and meaningful engagement with the world.
ASHEVILLE WALDORF SCHOOL
531 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Main office: 828.575.2557