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Faculty

Jason Gebeau

Jason Gebeau

1st Grade Class Teacher

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Jason received a BA in Music Education from Northern Arizona University in 1997. Jason has completed the Foundation Year and Grades Teacher training as a Full-time…

Brooke Anderson

Brooke Anderson

2nd Grade Teacher

Brooke was introduced to Waldorf education through another mother in her eldest son’s mom & baby group, who encouraged her to enroll in the parent-toddler class at the time. The…

Carolyn Kaster

Carolyn Kaster

3rd Grade Class Teacher

Carolyn Kaster has been teaching at our school since 2000, starting as a Preschool assistant, then Kindergarten teacher and now as a teacher in the grades. She was born in…

Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson

4th and 5th Grade Teacher

Heather Nelson has been teaching for over 20 years. She studied Environmental Science at the University of California, Berkeley and, after graduating, began her teaching career as an outdoor educator…

Marla Witcher

Marla Witcher

6th Grade Teacher

Originating from the beautiful rolling hills and deep caves of south central Kentucky, Marla set out on her journey of lifelong learning, leaving her hometown to attend Lipscomb University in…

Kati Ochoa

Kati Ochoa

Grades After School Care Teacher
Leslie Roche

Leslie Roche

Early Childhood After School Care Teacher
Angela Mietzke

Angela Mietzke

Rosemary Kindergarten Teacher

Angela Mietzke is our Kindergarten Lead Teacher and Early Childhood Program Director. Her two children attended the Waldorf school in Tacoma, where she became an involved parent and then started…

Barbara Rosen

Barbara Rosen

Rosemary Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Barbara was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, where she was blessed with a childhood filled with beauty and nature. She thrived with beach outings, mountain hikes, horseback riding…

Juliette Lefèvre

Juliette Lefèvre

Lavender Rose Pre-School Assistant Teacher

Juliette Lefèvre is devoted to the study and the offering of innovative early education to preschool children. Juliette loves to create environments where children's unique talents can emerge and thrive…

Melissa Barton

Melissa Barton

Lavender Rose Pre-School Teacher

This is Melissa's second year leading our preschool class. Prior to joining the Santa Barbara Waldorf School community, Melissa assisted in the kindergarten and third grade at the Green Meadow…

Marcela Stamulis

Marcela Stamulis

Spanish Teacher

Marcela Stamulis teaches Spanish to our Kindergarten through the eighth grade students. She was born and raised in Mar del Plata, Argentina where she earned a college degree from the…

Julia Ford

Julia Ford

Handwork Teacher
Janet Wood

Janet Wood

Math Teacher

Janet Wood was born and raised in Santa Barbara, graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Mathematics and a California Single-Subject Teaching credential. After teaching…

Daniel Grabenheinrich

Daniel Grabenheinrich

Games and Woodworking Teacher

Daniel Grabenheinrich teaches grades 1-8 Games/Physical Education and Woodwork to grades 5-8. He was born and raised in Germany and  lived and taught first in Germany, then Scotland, New Zealand,…

Staff

Heidi Goodwin

Heidi Goodwin

Business Manager
Ana Maria McCombs

Ana Maria McCombs

Communications & Outreach Director

Ana Maria was born in Santiago, Chile where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism with emphasis in Mass Communication. After working for several years as a reporter for…

Anne Surber

Anne Surber

Bookkeeper

Anne Surber joined our administration team in July of 2014. She has over thirteen years of experience as a full-charge bookkeeper, working for small businesses in the Santa Barbara area.…

Ted Tazer-Myers

Ted Tazer-Myers

Administrator

Ted Tazer-Myers comes from English, Irish, and Austrian immigrants. After first seeing the light of day in Los Gatos, California, his family roamed about the North American continent, living for…

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