Hawthorne Valley appoints new school director
May 14, 2020 2:45 pm
The Columbia Paper is reporting the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in Harlemville has announced the appointment of Karin Almquist as school director. Almquist follows Michael Frosch, who served for three years in the position. “We are incredibly grateful to Michael for his work leading Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School,” said Martin Ping, Hawthorne Valley Association executive director, in a press release. “His servant leadership helped create a unified faculty and strengthened our whole community...” Almquist joined Hawthorne Valley in 2013 as a class teacher. She holds two masters degrees and did her Waldorf teacher training at Hawthorne Valley’s Alkion Center. As school director, Almquist will also serve as the Grade 8 class advisor and teach main lesson blocks through June 2021. “...Although, from a fiscal point of view, this is a daunting moment for the leaders of all independent schools, I am excited to take on the position of school director as I find nothing more meaningful than participating in the project of preparing the next generation with the necessary creative thinking skills, empathy for others, and practical understanding that the world will require of them...,” Almquist said. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.