1st Grade Assistant
Sierra grew up on a small organic farm in the Adirondacks and spent a lot of time caring for the plants and animals. She also spent a lot of time engaging in outdoor recreation in the nearby mountains and lakes, which fostered her love for nature. She was called to Waldorf Education because of how the “pedagogy strives to develop intellectual, artistic, and practical skills in an integrated and holistic manner as well as for the emphasis on nature-based learning, child development, creativity, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work. [She] believes that children’s growth and learning benefits from a life-long relationship with the natural world and that this relationship will promote the values of environmental stewardship that our planet needs.” Prior to joining The Waldorf School of Garden City, Sierra worked as a Youth Counselor at the Ithaca Children’s Garden and as a Soil and Water conservation Intern in the Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District. She holds a B.S in Environment and Sustainability Science with a minor in Climate Change from Cornell University. She also teaches Yoga and Meditation.