The Waldorf School of Garden City welcomed the President of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Dr. John E. Chubb, on Friday, January 9th.
“This was the first visit by Dr. Chubb to a Waldorf school,” said Ms. Susan Braun, School Administrator at the Waldorf School of Garden City. “And the Waldorf School of Garden City was delighted to provide the ‘first impression’ to Dr. Chubb on behalf of the 160 Waldorf schools throughout North America.”
As part of his visit, Dr. Chubb toured the school, spoke with teachers and administrators, and visited a few classrooms; including a nursery and kindergarten class, a 9th grade Thermodynamics class, a fifth grade history class on ancient Egypt, and two foreign language classes. He also dropped in on a panel discussion with some recent Waldorf graduates about their college experiences.
Waldorf schools have been receiving increasing national attention ever since October 2011 when The New York Times ran a front-page story about Waldorf education.
A prominent leader among independent schools, Dr. Chubb has devoted his career to education, working with teachers in K-12 schools; examining issues of key importance to school leaders and policymakers as a researcher; teaching at Stanford, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins universities; and leading an education consultancy and a think tank. In 2013, he began his tenure as the president of NAIS, a national organization that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and association of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 nonprofit, private k-12 schools in the United States.