Jas Darland   An alumna of the Austin Waldorf School, Jas grew up immersed in Waldorf culture. She holds a Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University and has a professional background in project management and program administration. 

Jas Darland

An alumna of the Austin Waldorf School, Jas grew up immersed in Waldorf culture. She holds a Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University and has a professional background in project management and program administration. 

  Naazneen Bandukwala   With a background in education, school psychology, research, and child development, Naazneen brings a broad expertise to our administrative team. She enjoys sharing the great outdoors with her two daughters.

Naazneen Bandukwala

With a background in education, school psychology, research, and child development, Naazneen brings a broad expertise to our administrative team. She enjoys sharing the great outdoors with her two daughters.

  Melissa Murray   Melissa is a creative, energetic educator with a MA in Elementary Education and ten years of classroom experience. She homeschooled her own children using a Waldorf-inspired approach. Click on Melissa's picture to see her welcome video. 

Melissa Murray

Melissa is a creative, energetic educator with a MA in Elementary Education and ten years of classroom experience. She homeschooled her own children using a Waldorf-inspired approach. Click on Melissa's picture to see her welcome video. 

 
  Kathee Tomlin   Kathee has been teaching children since she was 14 years old.  She has experience in teaching in public and private schools, and has maintained a private studio for teaching voice, piano, and music theory for many years.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a concentration in piano, and a Masters' Degree in Sacred Music with a concentration in voice.   She is certified T-6 in Music and English, and is certified levels I, II, and III in Orff Music pedagogy.  Her interest in Waldorf education began when her children were young. She enjoys watching the creativity and enthusiasm that children bring to the world.

Kathee Tomlin

Kathee has been teaching children since she was 14 years old.  She has experience in teaching in public and private schools, and has maintained a private studio for teaching voice, piano, and music theory for many years.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a concentration in piano, and a Masters' Degree in Sacred Music with a concentration in voice.   She is certified T-6 in Music and English, and is certified levels I, II, and III in Orff Music pedagogy.  Her interest in Waldorf education began when her children were young. She enjoys watching the creativity and enthusiasm that children bring to the world.

  Lindsey Coleman   Lindsey is deeply committed to the principles of child-centered education and supporting children's inherent connection to the natural world.  She completed Foundations Studies in Anthroposophy and the Arts, a requirement for Waldorf teacher training, in 2015.  She has been mentored by kindergarten and handwork teachers from the Waldorf School of Atlanta and has assisted in a Waldorf in-home playgroup and handwork classes and camps.  Lindsey has experienced first hand the great pride and resilience that comes from knitting, crochet and sewing.  She is thrilled to bring these arts to the Garden School and enliven these capacities within the children.  In 2017 she began her coursework for the Applied Arts program for handwork teacher training at the Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY.  She will complete the program in 2021.  Lindsey holds a BA in Art.  Both her sons are students at the Garden School. 

Lindsey Coleman

Lindsey is deeply committed to the principles of child-centered education and supporting children's inherent connection to the natural world.  She completed Foundations Studies in Anthroposophy and the Arts, a requirement for Waldorf teacher training, in 2015.  She has been mentored by kindergarten and handwork teachers from the Waldorf School of Atlanta and has assisted in a Waldorf in-home playgroup and handwork classes and camps.  Lindsey has experienced first hand the great pride and resilience that comes from knitting, crochet and sewing.  She is thrilled to bring these arts to the Garden School and enliven these capacities within the children.  In 2017 she began her coursework for the Applied Arts program for handwork teacher training at the Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY.  She will complete the program in 2021.  Lindsey holds a BA in Art.  Both her sons are students at the Garden School. 

  Warren Lee   Warren has completed a Masters in Ecological Design & a Bachelors in Environmental Studies & Religion. Warren’s experience with progressive education started at an early age at High Meadows School, Roswell, GA. The continued pursuit of experience - based education took Warren to Alaska, Vermont, Montana and Massachusetts. Warren has spent 10 years educating kids at High Meadows schools, outdoor summer camps and has a background in Farming, Permaculture, Naturalist skills, and Sustainable Design. 

Warren Lee

Warren has completed a Masters in Ecological Design & a Bachelors in Environmental Studies & Religion. Warren’s experience with progressive education started at an early age at High Meadows School, Roswell, GA. The continued pursuit of experience - based education took Warren to Alaska, Vermont, Montana and Massachusetts. Warren has spent 10 years educating kids at High Meadows schools, outdoor summer camps and has a background in Farming, Permaculture, Naturalist skills, and Sustainable Design. 

 
  Sonya Wood Mahler   Sonya Wood Mahler loves getting kids and adults unplugged and outdoors. She leads kayak trips, snorkeling trips, caving trips, and stargazing programs all over the Southeast. Sonya has been involved in environmental education at the national level for 35 years. She has a BS in Marine Biology/Physics, a BS in Secondary Science Education, and a MS in Environmental Education/Natural Resources. She is married to a forester named Larry and has two big white dogs, a Samoyed named Story and a Great Pyrenees named Prancer. A few of her favorite things: bike riding, hiking, gardening, eating shrimp, pineapple, and dark chocolate, and working to protect sea turtles, manatees, and polar bears!

Sonya Wood Mahler

Sonya Wood Mahler loves getting kids and adults unplugged and outdoors. She leads kayak trips, snorkeling trips, caving trips, and stargazing programs all over the Southeast. Sonya has been involved in environmental education at the national level for 35 years. She has a BS in Marine Biology/Physics, a BS in Secondary Science Education, and a MS in Environmental Education/Natural Resources. She is married to a forester named Larry and has two big white dogs, a Samoyed named Story and a Great Pyrenees named Prancer. A few of her favorite things: bike riding, hiking, gardening, eating shrimp, pineapple, and dark chocolate, and working to protect sea turtles, manatees, and polar bears!

  Nina Declama   Nina has a degree in Communications with a background in the Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry and Business Marketing. She is currently a certified Yoga Instructor and is actively pursuing her 200 hr registered Yoga Teacher Training.

Nina Declama

Nina has a degree in Communications with a background in the Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry and Business Marketing. She is currently a certified Yoga Instructor and is actively pursuing her 200 hr registered Yoga Teacher Training.

  Don Andres   Andrew has completed his MBA and Bachelors with a double major in Spanish & Business Administration.  As part of his Advanced Language and Business studies he traveled to Spain & Ecuador. During his time there he studied the biodiversity and natural hazards in Ecuador (including the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon). He also played basebalI with his peers from Shorter College, Rome GA & from Puerto Rico. Andrew is an Appalachian Trail "thru hiker" 2017.  All these experiences have helped cultivate his love for the great outdoors and an enthusiasm to share with new generations his understanding of different cultures, people & experiences. 

Don Andres

Andrew has completed his MBA and Bachelors with a double major in Spanish & Business Administration.  As part of his Advanced Language and Business studies he traveled to Spain & Ecuador. During his time there he studied the biodiversity and natural hazards in Ecuador (including the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon). He also played basebalI with his peers from Shorter College, Rome GA & from Puerto Rico. Andrew is an Appalachian Trail "thru hiker" 2017.

All these experiences have helped cultivate his love for the great outdoors and an enthusiasm to share with new generations his understanding of different cultures, people & experiences. 

 
  Ben Ereddia   Ben Ereddia has a degree in music education and has been teaching piano for over 15 years. He has experience on a wide variety of instruments, both teaching and playing.. He is the author of a music composition curriculum that takes the children on magical quests. The students must write songs in order to progress through the quest. This process is a highly effective teaching tool and is loved by the children. 

Ben Ereddia

Ben Ereddia has a degree in music education and has been teaching piano for over 15 years. He has experience on a wide variety of instruments, both teaching and playing.. He is the author of a music composition curriculum that takes the children on magical quests. The students must write songs in order to progress through the quest. This process is a highly effective teaching tool and is loved by the children. 

  Sandy Mallory   Sandy Mallory has been implementing the Waldorf method with her homeschooled children since 2008.  She has 4 boys with ages ranging from 11 years to 3 years old.  Handwork became a passion when she learned to knit in 2008. She has taught children and adults in the areas of knitting, sewing (hand and machine), felting, and doll making.

Sandy Mallory

Sandy Mallory has been implementing the Waldorf method with her homeschooled children since 2008.  She has 4 boys with ages ranging from 11 years to 3 years old.  Handwork became a passion when she learned to knit in 2008. She has taught children and adults in the areas of knitting, sewing (hand and machine), felting, and doll making.

  Tammy Miner   A certified Master Naturalist and avid crafter, Tammy holds a BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Vermont, as well as a BS degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Kennesaw State University. She has taught in the Cobb County school system as well as private schools. She has three teenage children, including her oldest daughter who attended a Waldorf style preschool in New Hampshire. 

Tammy Miner

A certified Master Naturalist and avid crafter, Tammy holds a BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Vermont, as well as a BS degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Kennesaw State University. She has taught in the Cobb County school system as well as private schools. She has three teenage children, including her oldest daughter who attended a Waldorf style preschool in New Hampshire. 

 
 
  Lee Trebotich   Lee is a passionate and energetic environmental educator with a background in the Reggio Emilia approach. He has 5 years of experience working with young children. He holds a Bachelor's degree in marine biology and a Master's degree in alternative medicine. He has nearly a decade of experience in enviornmental conservation, and a lifetime of commitment to the priciples of child-centered, nature-based education. Click on Lee's picture above to see his welcome video. 

Lee Trebotich

Lee is a passionate and energetic environmental educator with a background in the Reggio Emilia approach. He has 5 years of experience working with young children. He holds a Bachelor's degree in marine biology and a Master's degree in alternative medicine. He has nearly a decade of experience in enviornmental conservation, and a lifetime of commitment to the priciples of child-centered, nature-based education. Click on Lee's picture above to see his welcome video.