75 Years of
Goodness, Beauty,
& Truth

Maria Kata

Kindergarten Teacher

Maria Kata earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Spanish Education from Syracuse University and her Master’s in ESL Education from Queens College.   For several years, she taught Spanish and ESL to language learners of all ages, including adults.

After her children were born, she became a childbirth educator, doula, and prenatal yoga instructor.  Upon learning about Waldorf Education, Maria began a Waldorf-inspired cooperative home-schooling group in Suffolk County before joining our Early Childhood faculty in 2008.  She assisted in our Parent-Child and Kindergarten programs, and in 2009, completed the Winkler Center’s Foundations Studies Program.  Maria graduated from Sunbridge Institute in 2014 as a Certified Waldorf Early Childhood Educator, and is thrilled to have become a Lead Kindergarten Teacher in 2015!

In her spare time, Maria loves dance, travel, cooking and eating delicious vegan food, and laughing with her family!