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Inspiring Faculty, dedicated Staff

The faculty at the Waldorf School of Garden City are models for the kind of people we hope to graduate: bright, relentlessly curious, and cross-culturally fluent. They are committed teachers and scholars - people who want to help you develop personally and intellectually.

We cannot say enough about how profoundly your teachers will affect your life. Because of our size and small classes, you will get to know your teachers as human beings, and in turn, they will get to know you. 

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Martin Somers

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Departments(s) Art, High School, Middle School
Title(s) Woodworking Teacher
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Martin Somers teaches woodworking in the 5th grade through the High School. In addition to his experience teaching woodworking at Camp Glen Brook and at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan , Martin brings a lifelong love of woodworking to our School community. A Long Island native, Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from the New York Institute of Technology and is also a graduate of the Foundation Studies Program at the Winkler Center for Adult Education. Through the years, Martin has been an apprentice – as well as master builder – for various furniture makers such as Geoffrey Greene and Augustino Lanzo. Since 1995, he has been a set designer and technical director working with all-student crews on designing, constructing and painting scenery and props for countless plays at the Waldorf School – as well as at South Side High School . In addition to teaching woodworking at the Waldorf School , Martin is the owner and operator of Somers Design Studio – his own furniture-making business in Rockville Centre , New York – where he designs and builds one-of-a-kind furniture pieces.

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