Waldorf Certificate, Center for Anthroposophy, United States
Born in Antigua, Guatemala, Regina Samayoa moved to the United States at the age of 15 and settled in the Los Angeles area with her family. As the granddaughter of two accomplished educators, Regina knew from a young age that she would one day follow in her grandparents’ footsteps and pursue a career in education.
After graduating from high school, Regina enrolled in Moorpark College and completed her credits in ECC. She then transferred to Cal State Monterey Bay where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in World Languages and Culture in 2008. Regina also holds a Master of Education degree from Liberty University (2014). After realizing that Waldorf has a special place in her heart, Regina made the commitment to enroll at the Center for Anthroposophy training and now holds a Waldorf certificate in Spanish and English (2017).
In her professional life, Regina has three years of experience as a preschool teacher. She was introduced to the Waldorf philosophy when she was hired on as the lower school Spanish teacher at Monterey Bay Charter School, a Waldorf inspired school in Pacific Grove, CA. After four wonderful years of teaching at Monterey Bay Charter School, Regina was offered the position of high school Spanish teacher at Highland Hall Waldorf School (Los Angeles, Ca) in 2013-2018. During her time at Highland Hall, Regina served as the High School Sponsor for the Class of 2018 as well as the Student Council liaison for two years.
Regina also worked at Pasadena Waldorf School (Altadena, Ca) for one year. During her time at this magnificent school, she taught Spanish, History and she also served as a cosponsor for the class of 2022. Regina then transitioned to teach at Chaminade College Preparatory (West Hills, Ca) for 2 years. During her time at CCP she taught Spanish levels 1-3.
In her personal life, Regina enjoys travelling, reading, cooking and spending quality time with her family and close friends. Regina resides in sunny southern California with her husband Chris Barrios and their one-year-old daughter, Valentina.
B Ed Degree Waldorf Teaching, Centre for Creative Education, South Africa
Kimberley lives in Hilcrest, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Kimberley grew up in Cape Town, South Africa in the small seaside town of Fish Hoek and has always had a passion for Primary School Teaching. While growing up, Kimberley had the privilege of being able to attend a Waldorf School for a brief period of her schooling. After finishing school, Kimberley studied at the Centre for Creative Education, which is a Waldorf Teacher Training College, based in Cape Town. It was here where she obtained her B Ed degree in foundation and intermediate phase teaching. It was during her years at The Centre for Creative Education, where Kimberley fell in love with Waldorf Education and saw the benefits of it while on her teaching practicals.
Once completing her studies, Kimberley left Cape Town to pursue her career in Waldorf Primary School teaching in KwaZulu-Natal at a Waldorf School. Kimberley has five and a half years of Waldorf class teaching experience. During her first four years as a Waldorf teacher in KwaZulu-Natal, Kimberley carried a class from class one to class four. During this time she was also very involved in teaching class music to several classes in the school. She led the extramural choir and helped to pioneer the primary school choir and violin programme at the school. In 2021 Kimberley along with four other directors saw the need to start a Waldorf homeschool called Treow in the area where she resides. Kimberley is the founding teacher at the school and teaches classes four and six and is excited to start another fulfilling teaching journey at Waldorf Ways.
Kimberley is currently studying further to obtain a post-graduate three year, Waldorf, remedial qualification called, 'The Extra Lesson' which will enable her to assess and treat children who need extra support both within and out of Waldorf schools.
Kimberley has a passion for music and obtained her grade eight Royal Schools singing certificate. Kimberley loves to combine her passion of singing and Waldorf teaching within the classroom. Kimberley’s passion for Waldorf education is summed up well in Rudolf Steiner’s quote, “Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not learn to teach out of any book other than the one lying open before us and consisting of the children themselves.”
Waldorf Ways Administrator
Steiner Class Teaching Certificate, Emerson College, Sussex, United Kingdom
Donovan was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was lucky enough to attend a Waldorf School from Class 8 to Class 13. After moving to the UK in 1991, he qualified as a Steiner/Waldorf Teacher at the renowned Emerson College in Sussex. Donovan has over twenty years teaching experience in Steiner Schools. He was a Class Teacher at the former Plas Tan yr Allt Steiner School in North Wales for 5 years, and at the Aberdeen Waldorf School from 2007 to 2014 and more recently at the Cardiff Steiner School. Donovan also taught at the Michael Mount Waldorf School in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2019 Donovan moved to Spain, from where he now teaches online at Waldorf Ways.
Donovan has always taught combined classes in smaller schools and has a wide experience in differentiating to meet the diversity of combined classes. He has taught from Class 1 to 8 as a Class Teacher, and up to Class 10 as a Religion Teacher. He also taught specialist subjects across the curriculum, including perspective drawing and veil painting in the older classes.
“Donovan has a kind authority, genuine warmth and respect for the children and a twinkling sense of humour. Through imaginative and inspiring lessons in a classroom filled with art and beauty, his students develop excellent work ethics, and all are keen to do their best.” Cardiff Steiner School.
Donovan enjoys developing strong relationships with the children and encouraging them as they grow and become more independent; as well as working closely with parents and accompanying them on the journey through their child's education.
Donovan says “Offering an authentic Waldorf education via an online platform is very important to me as now a Waldorf Education can be accessed by those who previously did not have access.”
Waldorf Diploma (Middle and High School), Kassel (Germany)
Bruce was born in London and brought up in Forest Row, Sussex (UK).
He attended Michael Hall Steiner/Waldorf School for Classes 3 through 11,
then went to West Kent College for his A-Levels. He studied Computing,
Maths and Physics at Essex University.
After a period of 10 years working as a civil servant he realised that teaching
was his calling: he attended Emerson College (UK) for two years before
completing his teacher training in Witten and Kassel (Germany)..
He has taught Classes 7 and 8 as Class-teacher in Waldorf Schools in
Brighton (UK), Wiesbaden (Germany), and Nairobi (Kenya). He has taught
Maths, Physics and Computing in Waldorf High Schools in the UK, Germany,
Namibia and Kenya.
Bruce loves teaching, and endeavours to establish a special relationship with
each of the pupils he teaches. He has experience both teaching online
(gained during the Covid epidemic), and homeschooling.
“You have been a really good teacher. I enjoyed your classes so much. I
appreciated that I never felt left behind or slowed down. I will miss your math
classes a lot. Thank you for being such an amazing teacher.” from a former
Apart from teaching, Bruce has worked with two Anthroposophical drama
groups (Portal Productions as Production Manager and Rose Theatre as
Technical Manager), worked for a Music Publishing Company, been a
Financial Adviser, and been Bursar at Emerson College. In his spare time he
has played drums in several bands and sung in many choirs as a tenor.
He now lives with his family on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. His wife is a
Waldorf Class-teacher, and his children, 15 and 23, attend (or graduated
from) a Waldorf school.