Martha (she/her) received a degree in Vocational Rehabilitation with a concentration in Special Education from University of Wisconsin-Stout, then furthered her education through the University of Minnesota. These studies resulted in two MN teaching licenses, K-12 Developmental Cognitive Disabilities and 9-12 Teacher Coordinator Work-Based Learning, and a certificate as a Transition Specialist. After being a special education teacher in public schools in the Twin Cities for many years, Martha discovered Waldorf Education and moved to Chicago in order to complete the Grades Teacher Training program at Arcturus. While there, she began the three-year journey of studying Educational Support through the Association of Healing Education. Martha has worked within several Waldorf school communities in classroom, administration, and therapeutic & academic support areas, and has been on the board of Urban Prairie Waldorf School and The Angela Day School. She has a private practice as a Therapeutic Support Educator where she works with individuals ranging from age 3 through adult to meet their unique needs.
Martha and her family have been a part of the Twin Cities Waldorf community for ten years and are excited to deepen their relationships with MWS in the roles of teacher, parents, and students. She currently lives in Northeast Minneapolis with her husband and two children. Her passions include her family, Waldorf education, music, neurodiversity, and supporting each other in community.