We are delighted to announce that the College of Teachers has chosen a class teacher for next year’s first grade. Cerridwen Aker, who has been working at Maine Coast Waldorf School this year as an intern in fifth and second grade, has accepted our invitation to join our faculty as first grade class teacher, for the 2017-18 school year.
Cerridwen came to MCWS in January, to successfully complete her Waldorf Masters internship through Antioch University, with Ida Dyment in fifth grade and Suzie Peirson in second grade. She has been an integral part of the fifth grade classroom, helping with math, language arts and drama, as well as supporting playground supervision and substituting in classes as needed.
Cerridwen grew up in Blue Hill, Maine and attended the Bay School, a pre-k through eighth grade Waldorf School. Her parents were deeply involved in the work of the school, and actively participated in the Bay School’s accreditation and expansion. She spent many afternoons waiting for her parents to be finished at school! When she was in third grade, her teacher asked the class what they might want to be when they grew up. Cerridwen wished to be a teacher!
After receiving a degree at Goddard College in creative writing with a concentration in creative nonfiction, she worked as a family caregiver for several years. She has had the opportunity to live, work and teach in many diverse places-including the Florida Keys where she taught in an eco-tourism and education center leading sailing trips to educate families about Marine Ecology and conservation.
She has circled the prospect of Waldorf teaching for almost a decade, and is excited to be completing her Masters of Waldorf Education Program at Antioch, and to return to Maine and join the faculty at Maine Coast Waldorf School.