Enrollment Director, Early Childhood - Grade 4
Prior to coming to The Waldorf School of Garden City, Deanna spent 5 years as the Director of Recruitment and Admissions at Summer on the Hill at Horace Mann School, 7 years as an Elementary Teacher for the NYC DOE, and was Staff Developer/Instructional Coordinator for the Amber Charter School. She is also an independent school parent and consultant for independent school candidates.
Per Ms. Guzman, “The educator in me can speak to both the curriculum and the experiences Waldorf offers as part of its culture to support families in understanding what Waldorf’s educational premise and scope entail. I am excited to be part of a school that recognizes the importance of diversity as well as the work that is still left to do. I believe in the Waldorf mission to not only support students’ academic growth, but also the growth of their character.”
Deanna holds NYS certifications in both Childhood and Early Childhood Education and an M.S. Ed. in Early Childhood and Childhood Literacy Studies from Lehman College. Her B.A. is in Sociology with minors in Early Childhood and Childhood Education in Urban Ed., also from Lehman College.
Ms. Guzman is an avid collaborator who is professional and passionate about education and excited to share what our School has to offer to new families.
Photograph by Bianca LeRoux