About The Waldorf School of Garden City
The Waldorf School of Garden City is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and is recognized by the New York State Education Department. Our outstanding and dedicated faculty have led the Waldorf School of Garden City to become a leader in the education field, offering a full education from Early Childhood through High School.
Today’s world demands future leaders that will be unconstrained by disciplinary boundaries in finding solutions. Our interdisciplinary Main Lesson classes prepare graduates for 21st century leadership. Education in its truest sense comes not from knowing the right answers but in learning how to ask insightful questions. Classroom discussions are vibrant and engaging. Our faculty are experts in their fields: innovative educators who are willing mentors and lifelong learners.
In addition to its rigorous and active-learning based curriculum, The Waldorf School of Garden City owns an extension campus in New Hampshire called Glen Brook. Originally for school children to spend summers away from the city, Glen Brook is a working farm that hosts Waldorf students every year between third grade and graduation, where they expand on what they are learning in the classroom, as well as reconnect with nature, and each other.
The Waldorf School of Garden City educates children to meet the world with purpose, gratitude, and respect.
Our curriculum, inspired by Rudolf Steiner, progresses in accordance with child development, awakening students to the experience of knowledge, strengthening their sense of moral responsibility, and empowering them to act with courage and conviction.
The School’s aim is to graduate a diverse group of young people distinguished by the scope and acuity of their minds as well as the depth and integrity of their character.
Meet Our Team
Ann Mulvehill - Enrollment Director, Grades 4-12
Ann Mulvehill received her Undergraduate Degree in Marketing from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and a Master s Degree in Special Education from Hofstra University. Ann is a graduate of the Winkler Center for Adult Learning Foundation Studies Program. The program includes study of the philosophical and pedagogical works of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf Education. Ann joined the Administrative Team in 2015 in the Development Office and took on the role of Enrollment Director, Grades 4-12 in 2017. Ann is the parent of two Waldorf graduates who are thriving at Colby College and Tuft s University. She appreciates the value of a Waldorf Education and feels great satisfaction in helping new families find their way to the School! Email Ann: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Proctor - Enrollment Director, EC - Grade 3
Originally from South Africa, Carol Proctor first became acquainted with Waldorf Education when her youngest child attended a Waldorf program in Johannesburg. Carol holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Bachelor and Master of Law Degree from the University of South Africa. Before joining the Administrative Team at the Waldorf School, Carol taught high school in South Africa and worked in diplomatic, corporate, and legal environments in NY. Introducing families to the world of Waldorf Education, Carol believes, is a most gratifying opportunity! Email Carol: email@example.com
Kelly O’Halogan - Faculty Chair
Kelly O'Halogan has been working in Waldorf Education for many years. After receiving Waldorf Teacher Training from the Sunbridge Institute, Kelly went on to teach grades 1-8 at the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara and the Portland Waldorf School. She later served as Faculty Chair at the Portland Waldorf School, before joining Garden City in 2018. Prior to Waldorf, Kelly graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oregon, and served as Director of Purchasing for a real estate developer. Kelly has a daughter who is a member of the Waldorf class of 2025. Email Kelly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roland Rothenbucher - High School Chair
Roland Rothenbucher earned his B.A. from Hamilton College and his M.A. from Middlebury College. He holds a Waldorf High School Teaching Certification from the Rudolf Steiner College and a New York State Permanent Teaching Certificate. Roland joined the Waldorf School of Garden City faculty in 1979. He has been Chair of the High School since 1996. In addition to teaching German, Roland has been an advisor to the classes of 1983, 1986, 1989, 1993 and 1998. Roland's interests include studies in the Florentine Renaissance, Sanskrit, and practical philosophy. He loves hiking, biking, and tending his raspberry patch. Email Roland: email@example.com
Marisa Gelb - HS Guidance Counselor & College Advisor
Marisa Gelb earned her Master's in School Counseling from Brooklyn College and her Bachelor's in English from University of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. Gelb had worked as a High School College and Guidance Counselor for six years at Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, and she previously was a College Admissions Counselor for two years at St. John s University in Staten Island. Before that she worked in the Guidance Offices of Public High Schools in Manhattan and Brooklyn. View college acceptances here: https://bit.ly/2Fl4qNQ Email Marisa: firstname.lastname@example.org