Our Teachers

Kate Hannan   School Director and Teacher

Kate is a certified Missouri teacher, with a lifetime certification in Early Childhood (birth to 3rd grade) and Elementary education (grades 1-6). A former teacher and director of East Hill Preschool in Craftsbury VT, Kate has years of experience teaching young children in smaller independent schools. Previously, Kate served as Chair of the Early Childhood program at Madison Waldorf School, Madison WI, where she helped that school to develop and open its outdoor Kindergarten. She has continuing education credits in Waldorf Early Childhood and Elementary education from Antioch University New England, Sophia’s Hearth, and the Kenthaten Waldorf program. Kate has a Master's in Teaching from SUNY Potsdam.

Bill Layher   Co-Founder and Teacher

Bill is a certified Missouri K-12 educator, and an experienced & certified Waldorf teacher who has taught grades 2-8. Most recently he has worked at Madison Waldorf School in Madison WI, where he served as Faculty Chair. He did his pedagogical training and Waldorf certification through Antioch University New England. At the beginning of his education career, Bill was an assistant professor of German at Washington University in St. Louis. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard University.