Waldorf Institute of Southern California 

WISC Student Biographies, San Diego Campus
Following are biographical sketches and resumés of WISC San Diego students who are working toward graduation this year.

This page may be especially helpful to Waldorf schools looking for qualified potential teachers to hire in the near future.
For inquiries, e-mail: sdoffice@waldorfteaching.org

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Theo Carlat Theo Carlat: I studied Art education at Pierce College and CSUN in the 1970s. At that time, due to an interest in nutrition, I was also introduced to biodynamics and Waldorf education at a Highland Hall booth at CSUN!

I have spent half of my productive life in farming, coming from 6 generations of ranchers and farmers. So, in the '80s I moved to Oahu with my cow, and took the foundation year at Kahumana, a biodynamic farm and Camp Hill program.

In Australia I discovered Alex Podolinsky, biodynamic farmer and mentor who has since influenced my farming practices.

Finally, in 2015, I decided to finish my teacher education with WISC San Diego.

I am currently in the process of building up a biodynamic farm organism which includes a Southern California CSA in Fallbrook, CA. In the future I am hoping to create a farm school for the purpose of educating young people in sound nutrition and holistic farming practices.

theodorcarlat@hotmail.com   |   760-639-9174

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Adrienne Patrick Adrienne Patrick is the fourth of five close-knit siblings raised in a small town just across the Hudson River from Sunbridge Institute in Chestnut Ridge, where (unbeknownst to her) she would commence her Waldorf training decades later. It was a childhood full of tennis, swimming, musical training, fine art classes, and neighborhood-wide matches of capture-the-flag that spread throughout the woods in which her childhood home was nestled.

After graduating high school she majored in fashion design at Parsons School of Design. While she thrived in the creative process, she found herself wishing to find more purpose in her work.

It was the arrival of twins, Naft'tali and Amziel, that drew Adrienne into the Waldorf community and toward teacher training.

Adrienne looks forward to graduating from WISC San Diego in spring of 2017, and is honored to be the 2016/2017 first grade class teacher at the Waldorf School of San Diego.

adrienne.patrick@yahoo.com   |   914-319-9883

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Jeanne Poche Jeanne Poche: Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Jeanne's previous experience includes both fashion and photography work. After moving to Los Angeles and later San Diego, she found herself studying consciousness and creativity in graduate school... this soon led to her introduction to the Waldorf curriculum.

Jeanne is beginning her third year of work at Sanderling Waldorf School in Carlsbad, CA. She was a class assistant for the last two years, and currently she assists with handwork and extra lesson work, and also leads a painting class. Jeanne is excited to be in her third and final year of WISC training and is looking forward to seeing what's next on her journey.

jeanneelisecoleman@gmail.com   |   504-401-0515

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Victoria Seaborn Victoria Seaborn: Children Inspire! "A society where all children are safe is attainable."

Currently I’m working with Maple Village Waldorf School, in Long Beach, CA. I’m the Sweet Pea Lead Teacher in the early childhood department. San Diego is my home most Saturdays and for several weeks in the summer - with WISC (Waldorf Institute of Southern California).

I’m the founder of Creative Energies Worldview (Co-Creating Win-Win-Win), Peace Adventure Arts Movement (PAAM), Planetopea (Planting Organic Edibles around the World), Universal Healing Tools and Soul-Math. Growing Individual and Group Experiences - New Publications. New Website is being created in summer 2017.

I’m the recipient of the CCPPNS (California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools) Director/Teacher Award for service in the Parent Participation Movement. (While in the following roles: Director/Teacher, OCCPPNS Delegate -Treasurer - President, CCPPNS Outreach and Resource.)

vseaborn@icloud.com   |   949-466-8239

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Joleen Spratt Joleen Spratt: I knew from a young age that I would become a teacher. I have always had a strong desire to be a life-long learner and I am passionate to share the knowledge I gain.

Fate lead me to the WISC program and it has been an extraordinary journey of self-development. I feel I have been led to the Water of Life and now it is my task to drink, my task to do the meditations and become ruler of my inner life. Eurythmy has spoken to me since I joined the WISC program; and I look forward to an upcoming visit to the Eurythmy Spring Valley program in New York.

At this time, my destiny seems to hang in the balance of becoming a Grades Teacher or a Eurythmist. While the future is as of yet undetermined, I look forward with great anticipation while also holding immense gratitude for the people, places and knowledge that I have met so far.

veros.almeida@gmail.com   |   619-301-4695

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Dan Stein My name is Daniel Stein, and I am in my fourth year of Waldorf teacher training.

I discovered Rudolf Steiner's work in 1984, during my ten year stint of living abroad in Paris and Berlin during the eighties and early nineties.

I hail from Aberdeen, Washington, where I grew up 35 miles from the Quinault Rain Forest. Water has always played a significant role in my awareness.

I was encouraged at a very early age to pursue the arts, including painting, drawing, portraiture, sculpture and poetry. At 13 and 14, I studied Oriental philosophy and martial arts. I've enough college under my belt to award myself one and a half degrees - only I've never found it, except when I'm chopping wood.

I currently thrive on form drawing and sacred geometry, and I aspire to be a memorable Waldorf teacher.

danstein_sculptor@me.com   |   619-261-1011

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