Early Childhood Faculty

Our faculty lead by example, for each other and for our students.
Our faculty bring a wide variety of life experiences and perspectives that strengthen the richness of our school culture. Some have participated in Maine Coast Waldorf School life as parents of MCWS students, others as parents of children from other Waldorf Schools.

  • Briana Robillard
    Briana RobillardEarly Childhood Afternoon Assistant
    Briana Robillard

    Briana Robillard

    Early Childhood Afternoon Assistant

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2014

    An unschooler since high school, Briana's educational experiences include 7 years of permaculture homesteading. Raised in the green, leafy suburbs of Massachusetts and the green Hobbit-land of New Zealand, Briana imagines gardens everywhere under the sun and creates them wherever she thinks she can get away with it. She is a compulsive fiber artist and strives to make the world a more beautiful place.

  • Chloe Dowley
    Chloe DowleyKindergarten Assistant
    Chloe Dowley

    Chloe Dowley

    Kindergarten Assistant

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2016
    BA, Education & Sociology, Swarthmore College

    Chloe is a recent transplant to Freeport from the rural coast of Maine, where she spent a decade raising two children, farming, gardening, organizing mothers' support groups, coaching youth sports, volunteering at local schools and non-profits, and teaching Spanish and English to individuals of all ages. She is delighted to be joining a community working together to nourish and nurture children. Chloe enjoys practicing yoga, walking the neighborhood dogs, cycling, running, gardening, playing with her family, and travel, especially to Spanish-speaking countries.

  • Jennifer McLeod
    Jennifer McLeodNursery Assistant
    Jennifer McLeod

    Jennifer McLeod

    Nursery Assistant

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2014
    BA, Musical Theatre, University of Southern Maine

    Jennifer McLeod comes to MCWS after working with mixed ages at the Peaks Island Children's Workshop, both as a teacher and as a lifeguard. Jennifer has a background in educational entertainment, working with local organizations such as PORTopera and Portland Symphony Orchestra with their educational outreach.

  • Jessica Moore
    Jessica MooreKindergarten Teacher, EC Faculty Chair
    Jessica Moore

    Jessica Moore

    Kindergarten Teacher, EC Faculty Chair

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2010
    BA, Humanities, New England College; MH, Master Herbalist, Australasian College of Health Sciences; Waldorf Early Childhood Teaching Certification, Sunbridge Institute, Foundation Studies, Center for Anthroposophy

    Since 2007, Jess has been teaching both Early Childhood and Handwork in Waldorf Classrooms. Originally at Seacoast Waldorf School, (formerly Tidewater Waldorf School, Eliot, ME), in 2010 Jess, her husband and daughter moved up to Freeport to join Maine Coast Waldorf School, where Jess has taught in Early Childhood and First Grade. She possesses a rich artistic background with an affinity for the fiber arts.

  • Kelly Smith Barham
    Kelly Smith BarhamNursery teacher, Parent-Infant, Parent-Toddler Teacher
    Kelly Smith Barham

    Kelly Smith Barham

    Nursery teacher, Parent-Infant, Parent-Toddler Teacher

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2012
    BA, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California Berkeley; AAS Fiber Arts, Crafts and Production, Haywood Community College; MEd, Early and Elementary Childhood Education, and Waldorf Certification, Antioch University New England

    Born in North Carolina, Kelly inherited a love of fibers, children, and nature from her Scots-Irish grandparents who had their roots in the Appalachian mountains. Growing up during the turbulent times of the 1960s and 70s gave her flexibility of thinking, courage,  creativity, and inspiration to constantly seek ways to make the world a better place for everyone. She has worked with young people in a variety of settings, from intense work on race relations and shelters for homeless youth, to kindergarten classrooms. She has finally found her favorite classroom to be the outdoors with our nursery children! She continues to weave in her "spare" time, and is currently studying homeopathic medicine as well.

  • Kristina Färm-Morrill
    Kristina Färm-MorrillKindergarten teacher
    Kristina Färm-Morrill

    Kristina Färm-Morrill

    Kindergarten teacher

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 1986
    Elementary Education and Therapeutic Education, Teachers Training College, Sweden, Remedial Teacher Training, Association of Healing Education, U.S.A

    Kristina grew up in Finland and moved to Sweden to study. After Graduating in 1978, she moved to Washington State for five years, giving birth to three daughters. In 1983, her family moved to Maine and in 1984, Kristina joined the Board of Directors of Brunswick Waldorf School. She started helping in the existing kindergarten class and in 1986, became the Nursery Teacher. Kristina has been a Kindergarten teacher since 1990 and continues to treasure the earnestness of the young children as they still teach her something new each day.

  • Lynn Wetterhorn
    Lynn WetterhornNursery Teacher
    Lynn Wetterhorn

    Lynn Wetterhorn

    Nursery Teacher

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2014
    BS, Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont; MEd, Antioch University New England; Waldorf Certification in Early Childhood

    Lynn has worked in both Waldorf and non-Waldorf schools for the past 20 years where she taught Parent-Child Classes, Young Nursery, Nursery, Kindergarten and Handwork. She has also worked as a parent educator for families with young children. Her enthusiastic love of gardening and the outdoors permeates her work with children. She and her husband built and restored houses, raised sheep and chickens, and enjoyed outdoor activities while raising their two children in southwestern New Hampshire. They are happy to now be living near the ocean and are restoring yet another home. In her spare time, Lynn enjoys weaving, knitting, cooking, hiking, and kayaking.

  • Monika Eichler
    Monika EichlerEarly Childhood Afternoon Teacher
    Monika Eichler

    Monika Eichler

    Early Childhood Afternoon Teacher

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2016
    BA, Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook; MSW, University of Kansas; MA, Waldorf Early Childhood Education, Sunbridge College.

    Born in Europe, Monika emigrated to the United States as a young child where she was raised in NYC. Her work and studies have always involved some aspect of healing, social renewal and teaching. As a co-founder of Prairie Moon Waldorf School in Kansas, Monika and her husband have been actively engaged in Waldorf education since 2001, most notably as a founding board member, parent-child teacher, enrollment coordinator and lead early childhood teacher. Her social work background is woven into her work with parents. Monika and her family moved to Maine to join Maine Coast Waldorf School, where Monika leads the afternoon early childhood program. Monika is an avid crafter, enjoys gardening, the outdoors, and walks on the beach.

  • Stephanie Blackburn
    Stephanie BlackburnNursery Assistant
    Stephanie Blackburn

    Stephanie Blackburn

    Nursery Assistant

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2015
    BA, English, Plymouth State University

    Stephanie was raised among the beautiful lakes and mountains of central New Hampshire. She has worked in various fields including early childhood education, higher education and at a program for at-risk youth. Stephanie is a Usui Reiki Master and has volunteered healing services to the community since 2007. In her free time, she is an avid reader, yoga enthusiast and a lover of live music. She enjoys spending time with her family near the ocean, on Lake Winnisquam and Lake Parmachenee. Stephanie brings her love of stories, appreciation of nature and the promotion of peace and mindfulness to Maine Coast Waldorf School.