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.

  • 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.

  • Emily Kurucz
    Emily KuruczEC Afternoon Assistant
    Emily Kurucz

    Emily Kurucz

    EC Afternoon Assistant

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2017

    TBA

  • Hannah Campbell
    Hannah CampbellEC Afternoon Assistant
    Hannah Campbell

    Hannah Campbell

    EC Afternoon Assistant

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2017
    BA, Liberal Studies, Sarah Lawrence College; MFA, Creative Writing, University of California, Riverside

    Hannah is from Upstate New York, though she has also spent years in New York City, Kansas, Missouri, California, Pennsylvania, and Southern India. Her interest in progressive education blossomed during her years at an all-girls' boarding school, and continued to grow during college, at which time she visited schools in Bangalore, India, worked with children in both Houston and New York, and taught music at an Early Childhood laboratory school. She has always hoped to end up at a Waldorf school, and is so grateful to be a part of the Maine Coast Waldorf community! In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry, cooking, and learning to play the fiddle.

  • 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.

  • Jenny Fitzpatrick
    Jenny FitzpatrickEC Afternoon Assistant
    Jenny Fitzpatrick

    Jenny Fitzpatrick

    EC Afternoon Assistant

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in
    BA, English w/ Education Certification, SUNY Geneseo; Waldorf training, WISC; Foundation Studies, Center for Anthroposophy

    Jenny grew up in Upstate NY and Southern VT. After college, she headed to Los Angeles, CA where she began cultivating some life passions including Waldorf Education. After spending six years in international live-event TV and another six as a birth/postpartum doula and massage therapist, she started her own family and began working in the early childhood at Westside Waldorf in Santa Monica. Her family moved to Maine in 2006 and now both her daughters are MCWS alumni. As nurturing children and feeding people have been life-long themes for Jenny, she feels well-suited for her position at the school.

  • Jessica Gould
    Jessica GouldEC Afternoon Assistant
    Jessica Gould

    Jessica Gould

    EC Afternoon Assistant

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2017
    BA, Journalism, St. Michael's College; MA, Elementary Education, USM

    Jessica Gould grew up in Freeport but stayed in Vermont for several years after graduating from college. Through volunteer work she realized her true passion was working with children and moved back to Maine in 2010 to pursue her education degree. She comes to Maine Coast Waldorf after several years working as an elementary school librarian. When she is not in the classroom you can find her spending time with her family and working in her garden.

  • Jessica Moore
    Jessica MooreKindergarten Teacher
    Jessica Moore

    Jessica Moore

    Kindergarten Teacher

    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.

  • Tania Zuckerman
    Tania ZuckermanNursery Assistant
    Tania Zuckerman

    Tania Zuckerman

    Nursery Assistant

    Joined Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2017
    BA, Creative Writing/Philosophy, Loyola College; MS, Environmental Education, Lesley University/Audubon Expedition Institute K-8, Elementary Education, Teacher's Certification, Lesley University

    Tania grew up in Southern Vermont where she developed a deep connection to nature. She has years of experience in the fields of education, the environment, and the healing arts and is excited to be part of such a vibrant and creative school experience as Maine Coast Waldorf School. Tania is also a yoga teacher and Somatic Breath Therapist and leads a nature-based Waldorf-inspired summer program on her family's 13 acres in Durham.

    Over the years, Tania's love of working with children has led her to teach in a variety of settings including the Creative Playhouse pre-school, nature programming at Maine Audubon, summer camp at Friends School and most recently as a substitute in the Early Childhood classrooms of Maine Coast. She has been in Maine since 1998 when she moved here for a teaching job at the School Around Us in Arundel.

    Tania is currently in the 2-year Foundations Studies Course through the Center for Anthroposophy and is excited to be more involved in a Waldorf school about which she feels very passionate and inspired. Tania is actively trying to learn fiddle and loves gardening and spending time with her husband, who works in the alternative energy field, and their son, who is in the grades at MCWS.