Waldorf Teacher Training Opportunity in Arizona

Have you been interested in training to become a Waldorf Teacher?

A group is hoping to start a Teacher Training program in Arizona. It would be held through the Center for Anthroposophy and their affiliation with Antioch University.

The training would lead to a Master’s Degree in Waldorf Education. It is a 3 year program. The first year would be held in Cornville, AZ at Desert Star School. This would occur on weekends periodically over the next school year, through zoom conferencing, and a week of classes during spring break. The second and third years would take place during the summer in New Hampshire at the High Mowing School Campus.

We need 18 people to register for the program to make this happen.

To Find Out More:

1. Come to the ACWE (Arizona Council for Waldorf Education meeting) on Saturday, March 30th at the Desert Star Community School (1240 S. Recycler Road, Cornville, AZ). Meeting starts at 9 am, gather early for coffee. Presentation on this program will be from 10:15-11:15 am.

The speaker will be Carla Comey who is a teacher in the program, she is a Eurythmist and was the director of the Carbondale Waldorf School in the Roaring Forks area of Colorado. Carla will also offer an hour of “Eurythmy in the work place: Encountering Social Dynamics”, from 9:15-10:15 am. At 11:15 am, there will be a refreshment break, followed by the meeting. We will continue with state-wide Waldorf school reports, announcements, and adjourn around 1:00 pm.

2. Go to the Center for Anthroposophy’s web site and look for the Building Bridges Program details.

Goodwill Donation Drive for Senior Class – Mar 30

Spring Cleaning is upon us, so we are having a Goodwill drive!

If you would like your used items to go to a good cause, then please help us raise funds for our Senior Class Trip this year by donating those items to Goodwill located on 48th Street and Baseline on Saturday, March 30th from 9am-1pm. 

Questions: please contact Crystal in the HS Office: clee@desertmarigold.org


Kim John Payne Parenting Workshop in Tucson – Mar 31


March 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tucson Waldorf School’s Treasuring Childhood Film & Lecture Series is thrilled to be bringing Kim John Payne, noted author of Simplicity Parenting, to Tucson for a one-time lecture.

The event will be held at – Sea of Glass Center for The Arts at 330 East 7th Street in Tucson, Az.

The lecture is free and open to the public

RSVP to TreasuringChildhood@TucsonWaldorf.org

**RSVP is requires as space for the event is limited. Adults only please, infants-in-arms are welcomed.**


  • Not Anti-Screen but Pro-Connection to Nature and People
  • How to maintain loving limits, warm, firm and calm discipline and strong family connections in a world where increasingly “screens are supreme”
  • How to build focus, grit and good judgment so that our kids do not become overwhelmed with media driven images but can shape their own self esteem, hopes and dreams.
  • How to encourage respect when negative images of adults pervade pop culture.
  • Fitting in with friends. “Won’t my kids be disadvantaged if I limit screen media?”
  • Aloneness vs. Loneliness. Helping kids know the difference.
  • The alluring world of no boundaries that screen use develops and how this makes discipline and guidance difficult.
  • Virtuous VS. Virtual. Building real and enduring relationships with people who will “be there” for you when times get tough.

I am not negatively anti screen for kids, but passionately pro connection. Connection to the things that matter like the natural world, friends, play, family and to their own beautiful but delicate emerging values. Screens interrupt these crucial connections and that has got to be suspicious. – Kim John Payne.

More about Simplicity Parenting and Loving Discipline in A Digital Age:https://www.simplicityparenting.com/kims-lectures/loving-discipline-in-a-digital-age/

More about Kim John Payne:https://www.simplicityparenting.com/about-simplicity-parenting/about-kim-john-payne/

Parent Council Funding Requests by Apr 1

What, you ask will we do with all of the money raised from the Winter Faire and the Spring Silent Auction and Raffle?

  • Faculty training
  • School improvements
  • Community activities

Are you eligible to submit a request?  If you are a parent or staff member you are! All requests must be aligned with the DMS pedagogy and Parent Council mission.

Please submit your requests at the following link no later than:
April 1, 2019.
2019 Parent Council Funding Request

Presentations of the requests will be held at the Parent Council meeting April 9, 2019 and voting will be held at the May 7th meeting. Voting eligibility is based on attending the presentation meeting April 9th as well as at least one additional meeting during the 2018-19 school year.

Humble Hive Parent Education Group – Tue, Mar 26

A Peer Lead (All things WALDORF inspired) Parent Education Group

Dear DMS (and Friends of the DMS) Community,

Please Join Us on Tuesday, March 26th from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Eurythmy Room.

Have you ever wondered “WHY Waldorf”? Let’s discover it together! Each month we will have a new topic. If you are in Early Childhood, the Grades, High School or just a healthy curiosity about Waldorf Education, this might be the little gem that you have been searching for…

Recognizing and remediating learning barriers

which inhibit children from reaching their full potential

Mrs. Pax Piper

Mrs. Pax Piper completed her Waldorf teacher Training at Rudolf Steiner College before she began teaching at Desert Marigold School in 2001. Pax carried a class from grade one to eight and took a second class to grade five prior to serving as our Director of Curriculum and Instruction. In addition to her Waldorf certification, Mrs. Piper also completed her Waldorf Remedial Teacher training through the Association for a Healing Education.

It takes such great COURAGE as a parent, to offer your child the gift of a Waldorf Education. Waldorf Education often speaks of meeting the child where they are at. Can we speak of meeting the parent where they are at??

What to bring: Our curiosity, Open Hearts AND MINDS…maybe a Notebook and Pen.

$5 Donation @ Door-ZOOM may donate online re:HumbleHive
(Baby in arms, welcome) RSVP (on FB DMS Community Chat)

Unable to physically attend and participate … virtually attend via ZOOM and listen in,
on a first come first serve basis.

Join via ZOOM with meeting ID

To join the meeting go to ZOOM.US or add the zoom app on your smartphone.

Happy to answer any questions, bcunningham@desertmarigold.org