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Nursery-Kindergarten Faculty

Betsi McGuigan, Lead Teacher, Lily of the Valley Class  Betsi has been an educator for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho, and a Master’s degree in Waldorf education for both the grades and early childhood from Antioch University New England. She has been a Waldorf early educator at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod, Pine Hill Waldorf School, and for nearly 13 years at the Monadnock Waldorf School where she was known and loved for her warmth, ready laugh, thoughtful teaching, gifted parent work, and deep knowledge of the Waldorf curriculum. Betsi currently serves on the board at Sophia’s Hearth Family Center. Betsi lives in Keene with her husband, Kevin.

Michelle Brooks, Lead teacher, Morning Glory Class Michelle received a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Anna Maria College and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley College. In 2006 Michelle completed the Waldorf Early Childhood Education program at Sunbridge College in New York. She was a founding teacher at the Village School in Royalston, Massachusetts. Michelle lives in Roxbury with her family.

Jennifer Butler, Supporting Teacher Morning Glory 

Jennifer became a member of the Monadnock Waldorf School community when she moved to New Hampshire 2003.  Jennifer comes to us from Pennsylvania, where she was a class teacher for 5 years at Kimberton Waldorf School. Jennifer has enjoyed working at our Nursery-Kindergarten--as an aftercare assistant for 2 years and, since then, as a Supporting Teacher.  Her two children attend MWS in the Kindergarten and the 3rd grade. The family resides at Camp Glen Brook (a Waldorf camp in Marlborough, New Hampshire).


Amanda Vaine

Amanda received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. While in college, Amanda was active as a kindergarten assistant, and completed her student teaching at the Susquehanna Waldorf School in Pennsylvania. Amanda grew up in Winchester, New Hampshire and is glad to be back close to her roots.

Marguerite Gadbois
Libby Haddock, Parent/Child program