Kindergarten Teachers

Jennifer Slater, Climbing Rose Kindergarten 
While pursuing a degree in Social Science, Jennifer Slater found Waldorf Education through a classmate, a former DWS teacher, and originally worked alongside her in the preschool. The stars aligned in 2013 and Jennifer took her first kindergarten class at DWS shortly after receiving her Waldorf Early Childhood Education Diploma. She enjoys crafting, traveling, hiking and camping with her husband, Chris. She is a storyteller and shares many a story of her dog, Roo, and cat, Franny, much to the pleasure of the Climbing Rose kindergarten children.  

A.A. Social Science, Sacramento City College; B.A.Child Development, Sacramento State University; Waldorf Early Childhood Education Diploma, Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, California.




Emily Lalande, Morning Glory Kindergarten 
Emily has worked at DWS for three years, assisting in the kindergarten and preschool as well as working in our nap program and June Bug Aftercare.  Emily also worked as a nanny with children 8 months-14 years old for more than six years and helped facilitate children/family events at her Meditation Center with children
4-9 years old for several years.

Emily completed her Waldorf Teacher Training with a focus in Early Childhood from the San Francisco branch of Rudof Steiner College.  She has attended many lectures and conferences on Early Childhood Education, Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy.  Emily brings magic and joy into the kindergarten through her love of singing, nature and story telling. 

B.A. Fine Art and Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz; Waldorf Early Childhood Education Diploma, Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, California.