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Ash Giri

Athletic Director

Ashwat “Ash” Giri earned his Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Minnesota. He moved to North Carolina from Minneapolis in 2017. Ashwat is a recent initiate to Waldorf Education, and is thrilled to be serving the student athletes at Emerson Waldorf School by administering the athletics program.


Mashobane Moruthane

8th - High School Soccer Coach

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Ashly Colosimo

Cross Country Coach

I’m Ashly Colosimo, I just completed my bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Some fun facts about me, I enjoy kayaking, and mini golf. I have two dogs I call them “my boys,” they go everywhere with me, and I tell a lot of stories about them. As far as my experience I ran cross country and track in high school and then competed in marathons throughout my college career. I am eager to continue my passion for running as a coach. I’d like to share my two favorite quotes with you. The first one is “Running is 20% physical and 80% mental.” The other one being, “Work will win when wishing wont.” I hope to use these ideals as I coach and am eager for the upcoming season!


Kenn Strickland

Afterschool Assistant


Roscoe Davis

Afterschool Director

Rosco is a grounded but eternally youthful soul. His path lead him to Waldorf education through college friends and family ties to Emerson Waldorf School. “As soon as I visited Emerson in 2013, I knew I wanted to be part of the community and become a teacher there.” Rosco is a wellness and travel enthusiast with a taste for adventure. He is excited to bring new life, energy, and ideas to the After School program. Your kids will look forward to an engaging and safe experience (as well as an awesome snack) in After School with Rosco!


Candor Plaza

Summer Camp Director

Candor received 12 years of Waldorf education as a student at Hawthorn Valley, then Pine Hill, and finally High Mowing Waldorf School. She has been a parent at EWS since 2005 with one daughter who attend High School and anotherstill in Elementary! She has worked with children in rural community schools and camps, inner-city schools, South American village schools, and right here as an EWS summer camp counselor since 2008. Candor has also supported the Middle School classes with the development and facilitation of the Middle School Coming of Age Program since 2007. Candor is thrilled to bring together fun-filled art and nature-based Summer Camp programs.