Integrates art, music and movement
into a classical academic education

Provides active and creative learning

Where education is considered a journey - not a race

Fosters healthy social development

Reinforces a child's connection with nature


Pam Bruel
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3rd Grade Teacher

Pam was introduced to Waldorf education 30 years ago, when her oldest daughter entered first grade in the Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton, New Hampshire. As an active parent, Pam assisted in handwork and painting classes, chaired a Winter Faire, organized a ski program, and helped to raise funds as a Development Committee member. Her participation also included Waldorf education study groups. This led Pam to Antioch New England Graduate School where she received her Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate. Pam received her B.A. in Elementary Education at Prescott College. She holds an Arizona State Certification.

Pam began her work in Waldorf education in 1993 at The Waldorf School in Lexington, Massachusetts, where she taught grades 3 through 7. She taught at Terra Rosa School in Sedona, Desert Marigold School in Phoenix, and Cedarwood School in Portland, Oregon. Pam is entering her fifth year at Desert Star Community School and is currently teaching Second Grade, a class with whom she began in Kindergarten.

At Desert Star, Pam is currently a Board member, Parent Council liaison, and Admissions Chairperson.

Pam has mentored teachers to support Antioch New England graduate students, Arizona Red Rock Teacher Education Center students, and the Center for Anthroposophy students in their foundation studies. Pam is currently mentoring a Prescott College student.

Pam enjoys the outdoors, particularly gardening and hiking.



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