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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.
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 also taught English at an architectural university. Ms. Little graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.A in English Literature, a B.A. in French Language and Culture, and a double minor in Ethnomusicology and Comparative Religious Studies. In her freetime, Ms. Little enjoys inspiring youth to become the next generation to send humans to Mars, and raves about how math makes it all possible
Sofia Spositto was born and raised on the East Coast to an Argentinian family. She studied Research Psychology at the University of San Francisco, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. She continued on to earn a Master’s degree in Education and Bilingual Education at the University of San Francisco. The time she spent in Argentina as a young student inspired her to earn her Bilingual Authorization so that she can connect with bilingual students. Ms. Spositto believes that social emotional learning is essential in building connections with the students and in guiding them to learn more about themselves. She has a great love for food and spends much of her spare time cooking for her family and friends.