Ms. Comaniciu joined the EWS faculty in 2009, bringing 15 years of Waldorf teaching experience with her. She earned her Teaching Diploma (Literature and Linguistics) in 1983-87 and her post grad Teacher Certification in 1990 in Brasov, Romania. After 7 years teaching at public school, she received her Diploma in Waldorf Education in Bucharest, Romania in 1992 where she taught grades 1-5 in the newly-founded Waldorf School. In March 1997 Viorica won the green card lottery and immigrated to the United States with her husband and their two-year-old son. A few months later a second son was born. Finding joy in working with very young children inspired Viorica to enroll in the Early Childhood Teacher Training at Sunbridge College, NY in 2000-2002 and to work in Pre-Kindergartens and Kindergartens in various places. In 2001 she took over a Pre-School group at the River Valley Waldorf School, then a Kindergarten group, and then a 1st grade class which she taught through 5th grade. Ms. Comaniciu has just taken an EWS class from Grade 1-8 and is taking over the Grade 4 class, which she intends to carry through Grade 8 as well.