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Patricia Cornell

Kindergarten Teacher

pcornell@emersonwaldorf.org

Miss Patricia has been at EWS for over 13 years. She brought with her many years of teaching experience in early childhood from traditional schools. Miss Patricia is a graduate of Sunbridge College of NY in Waldorf Early Childhood Education, holds her NC State Credentials from Durham Tech and is currently continuing her training in Early Childhood Development and Brain Gym. Her background includes a degree in design from F.I.T. in NYC and over 20 years experience in design and small business management. Miss Patricia is a member of our College of Teachers and Board of Directors.

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Andrea Eichinger-Wiese

Kindergarten Teacher

aeichinger-wiese@emersonwaldorf.org

One of four children, Andrea Eichinger-Wiese has fond memories of a childhood spent in travel, due to her father's career in the Air Force. She developed an interest in Waldorf education while a student at the University of Oregon, from which she received a BA in Art Education. Soon after she completed her Waldorf Kindergarten Training in Gloucestor England. Mrs. Eichinger-Wiese has 25 years experience as a Waldorf Early Childhood teacher, including three years of operating her own kindergarten. She has been mentoring kindergarten teachers

 
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Robin Olson

Kindergarten Teacher

rolson@emersonwaldorf.org

Miss Robin has been teaching in our Kindergarten since 1995, and has two daughters who are alumnae of EWS. She has a BFA in Theater and Education from Arizona State University, and has been a Marketing Director, a freelance writer, and has taught theater at High School level. She did her Waldorf Early Childhood training at Sunbridge College in Spring Valley, NY. Miss Robin also loves horseback riding, and teaches horseback riding lessons on the weekends. She also serves as Chair of the EWS College of Teachers and serves on the EWS Board of Directors.

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Renate Landes

Lead Nursery Teacher

rlandes@emersonwaldorf.org

After receiving her B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College, Renate spent twenty years at home raising her four children. While researching nursery programs for her youngest child, she discovered Waldorf education and embarked upon the path to becoming a teacher. Renate did her teacher training in Early Childhood Education at Sunbridge Institute in Spring Valley, N.Y., receiving her certification and a MSEd in 2004. She has over fifteen years teaching experience. Renate recently arrived in North Carolina after living in the Boston, M.A. area.

In her free time, Renate enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, hiking, traveling, reading, and exploring nature.

 
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Natasha Vinas

Kindergarten Assistant

Patricia Cornell's Class

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Megan Proe

Kindergarten Assistant

Robin Olson's Class

 
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Kiera Manna

Kindergarten Assistant

Andrea Eichinger-Wiese's Class

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Kayoko Hasegawa

Nursery Assistant

Renate Landes' Class

 
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Marjam Schmidt

Kindergarten aftercare & extended care teacher

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Nikoo Roodi

Nursery Nap Teacher

EC Extended Day Assistant

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Shirin Kaye-Sacek

Kindergarten Nap Teacher