Rebecca is the founder, lead teacher and curriculum developer for Waldorful Days, a small organization offering contemporary Waldorf-inspired classes taught by Waldorf qualified and Waldorf-inspired teachers. Rebecca obtained a DipHE in Steiner Waldorf Education at the University of Plymouth in 2007, and has completed courses in Waldorf Early Childhood Education. She has undertaken work experience in Steiner Waldorf and public schools in the UK and she has homeschooled her own children using the Waldorf pedagogy, taking her oldest daughter from kindergarten to grade three, and her youngest daughter through kindergarten.
As well as homeschooling her children she is closely connected to the local Waldorf community and has supported many families in their own Waldorf homeschooling journey. Rebecca has now been teaching online for four years..
The combination of her Waldorf teaching experience and qualification and teaching online has put her in a unique position to deliver wonderful, interactive and inclusive Waldorf-inspired classes and allows her to develop and adapt the curriculum to an online environment.
She is proud to say that Waldorful Days is a pioneer in online interactive Waldorf-Inspired Education.
Rebecca lives in Dorset, UK, with her husband, Manu and their two children Florence Peach (9) and Juno Belle (4).
Regina is the Spanish teacher and Spanish curriculum developer for Waldorful Days. Born in Antigua, Guatemala, Regina moved to the United States at the age of 15 and graduated from Cal State Monterey Bay with a bachelor’s degree in World Languages and Culture in 2008, and a Master of Education degree from Liberty University.
Regina also holds a Waldorf certificate in Spanish and English from the Center for Anthroposophy training
She worked at Monterey Bay Charter School, a Waldorf inspired school in Pacific Grove, CA.as the lower school Spanish teacher for four years.
After that Regina was offered the position of high school Spanish teacher at Highland Hall Waldorf School (Los Angeles, Ca)
During her time at Highland Hall, Regina served as the High School Sponsor for the Class of 2018 as well as the Student Council liaison for two years. Regina has also worked at Pasadena Waldorf School (Altadena, Ca) for one year, teaching Spanish, History and she also served as a cosponsor for the class of 2022.
Regina then transitioned to teach at Chaminade College Preparatory (West Hills, Ca) for 2 years. During her time at CCP she taught Spanish levels 1-3. Regina resides in sunny southern California with her husband Chris Barrios and their one-year-old daughter, Valentina.
Nora has a wealth of experience in early education and at Waldorful Days she runs circle time for 3 year olds, as well as our seasonal craft camp.
Nora attended Purdue University. During the summer of 2001 she had an internship in Early Childhood Education at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. After graduating with her Bachelors Degree she began working as a social worker and case manager for children in LaPorte, Indiana.
In 2003 she moved to Phoenix, AZ and started her journey in Special Education, working as an in-home therapist for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. In 2005 she was named by the governor as Arizona’s Caregiver of the Year!
In 2006 she obtained her Masters Degree in Special Education and she began working in a K-6 Self Contained Classroom. During this time she worked to develop the School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support program, based entirely on peace, one of her great passions.
Nora’s first daughter was born in 2010 and by 2012 she “retired” from the classroom to be a full-time mama. However, she continued to consult for other Special Education teachers in the district and worked on the PBIS plan for her school.
In 2015 she opened her own business on Etsy, the Montessori ReStore! This is a place in which she combines all of her passions, including thrifting, supporting local businesses, and woodworking! She creates Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia inspired lessons and activities for young children.
In 2017, Nora opened her own Early Childhood Center called “Let’s Play Learning”. The developmentally appropriate curriculum was based on the view that children learn best when they are actively exploring a carefully constructed environment in the company of their caregiver and directed by loving, professionally prepared teachers.
Nora also enjoys learning and teaching American Sign Language.
Nora lives in Michigan City, Indiana, just five minutes away from Lake Michigan.She lives with her husband and two little girls, Eleanor and Annalise. They like to spend lots of time out in nature exploring their diverse and unique ecosystem and she is currently homeschooling Ella and Anna though the pandemic using nature as their guide!