Rosemary Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Stephen Spitalny joined the SCWS community as a parent in 1983. By the end of the 80s he was one of the kindergarten teachers. In the intervening years, Steve has worn many hats at SCWS including Teacher, Maintenance staff, Faculty Chair, Chair of the College of Teachers, and Board Member. 

Steve has been teaching workshops and courses for adults since the mid 90s at various places, especially Rudolf Steiner College and WISC (Waldorf Institute of Southern California) and has mentored teachers and schools throughout North America and Asia. Steve has numerous favorite quotes from Steiner and is passionate about examining Waldorf traditions and practices to discover if they are still supportive of human development or if some need revision and reimagination.

Steve’s 3 daughters all attended SCWS, and now 3 of his grandchildren are SCWS students. He has been a participant in the continuing transformation of SCWS for almost 40 years.