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Devyn Gilman received her B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Elementary Teaching Preparation from San Francisco State University. She received her California Teaching Credential from SFSU as well. Devyn also has an M.S. in Reading and Literacy from Cal State East Bay with an added authorization to teach reading intervention.
Devyn has primarily taught first grade in a traditional school setting. She attended The Art of Teaching program at the Sacramento Waldorf School and has been guided by her fellow teachers on Waldorf best practices.
In her free time, Devyn enjoys going on adventures in different cities or around town to find good food, markets, music and new friends. She also has two orange tabbies named Peter and Kunu and a chiweenie named Rosie. One of her favorite parts of the day is coming home to their excited twirls and cuddles when she gets home.
Robin Torbet grew up in New York and followed her husband out to California. They live in San Rafael, and very happily, their two daughters and their families are finally all close by.
Robin thinks teaching is the best job on the planet! When she is not teaching or enjoying her family, she dances!
Ms. Waterman received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies from Sonoma State University and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Chapman University. Additionally, she participated in the Waldorf Education Summer Institute at the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA.
She taught English for one year to first through fourth-grade children at the Escuela Waldorf School in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Ms. Waterman joined the Novato Charter School faculty in 2002.
Marie-Louise Little’s own schooling began in Stockholm, Sweden, although she is of Finnish descent. She has held tightly to her cultural heritage, which includes the outstanding educational practices grounded in Waldorf ideals that inform her teaching philosophy. She has been a parent in the Novato Charter School community for 12 years. Ms. Little has a diverse background in education. She was a middle school and high school English teacher at Lycee LeDoux in Besancon, France, and taught English at an architectural university. Ms. Little graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a BA in English Literature, a BA in French Language and Culture, and a double minor in Ethnomusicology and Comparative Religious Studies. In her free time, Ms. Little enjoys inspiring youth to become the next generation to send humans to Mars and raves about how math makes it all possible
Ms. Smith holds a BA in Liberal Studies, a California Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University, and a Waldorf Teaching Certification from the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA.
Before joining NCS, she taught first and second grade for five years in an inner-city public school in San Francisco.