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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.
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.
Prior to joining NCS, Michael trained in Austria as a remedial teacher and a middle school teacher, with a focus on math and music. He taught Middle School students for eight years in both Austria and Liechtenstein. After a move to the U.S., he secured a CA State Multiple Subject Credential while completing the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training program.
Initially teaching Kindergarten at NCS, Mr. Rohner became a Lower Grades teacher in 2015. His education, experience, and exuberance are apparent to everyone he comes into contact with here at our school.
Ms. Lisker has a Multiple Subject Credential. She has also attended summer training at Rudolf Steiner College and has been an active member of the Association for Environmental Outdoor Education.
Her experience includes work as a specialty teacher instructing kindergarten through fourth-grade students at Marquez Charter School in Los Angeles. She began assisting in the kindergarten at Ocean Charter School in Los Angeles and was promoted to class teacher the following year. After a break from classroom teaching to devote her time to raising her children at home, she returned to the classroom in 2014, joining the NCS faculty.
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.