Jeannie Lee

jeannie-leeJeannie Lee is a teacher, writer, naturalist, and mother who has an abiding love of children and the outdoors. Happily, she has found that the two of them go together exceptionally well in a Waldorf curriculum where the goal is not so much an accumulation of information and facts, but the development of a healthy, happy, well-rounded person who knows his or her own mind and heart.

She has taught students and teachers alike for over twenty years, including eight years teaching English, Algebra, and science in middle school. She has also worked training public school teachers to effectively convey information in the classroom. She has also led outdoor programs as varied as month-long bike tours across France to cross-country skiing in Sequoia National Park.

Her education and credentials include a BA. In English Literature from McGill University, an MA in Art Theory and Criticism from Art Center of Pasadena, a Multiple Subject Credential, a Single Subject Credential in English from Chapman, and she is currently enrolled in the Waldorf Teacher Training Program at the Waldorf School of Orange County.

Both of her own children were partially home-schooled with a Waldorf-inspired curriculum and she organized and led a Waldorf weekly playgroup for nearly three years. For the last four years, she has worked at Earthroots Field School as Director of Programs and a weekly Lead Instructor. She created and developed their Forest Kindergarten program and will continue leading the Family Backpacking Training series on the weekends.

Mrs. Lee lives in Laguna Niguel with her son, Christian who is attending Journey School, and her husband, Chad. Her daughter, Bella, recently graduated from UCLA and is currently working in San Francisco.