Raoul Cansino


MA German, UCLA; MFA Film, UCLA; Certificate in TESL, UCLA; German and Spanish, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany

Raoul has taught German at Green Meadow since 1996 and English and ESL at colleges and schools in California, Germany, and New York since 1978. As chair of the Service Learning Committee, Raoul encourages the multitude of service initiatives undertaken by students, parents, and faculty at Green Meadow.

He is the founder and president of Helping Hands, a not-for-profit agency that works with our neighbors in Rockland County who are homeless, providing them with shelter, food, and many other services. He also spearheads Green Meadow's Midnight Run chapter, which has collected and distributed clothing and food to people on the streets of New York City since 2002.

Raoul is the translator of The Light Course, a series of lectures by Rudolf Steiner on physics (Anthroposophic Press).

Maria José Fitzgerald


BS, Ecology, The University of Georgia; MA, Education, Duke University; Waldorf Language Teacher Training, Sunbridge Institute

María was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She first moved to the United States in 1997 to attend the University of Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Ecology. She returned to Honduras, where she discovered her love of teaching at a small school in Tegucigalpa. She then returned to the United States to continue her studies at Duke University.

After teaching at a New York City public school for four years, Maria and her husband moved to North Carolina, and while expecting their first daughter, Maria discovered Waldorf Education and knew that this was the path for her and her children. Maria joined a Foundation Studies group in Chapel Hill, NC, and taught Spanish and mathematics at the Emerson Waldorf School for two years. 

Brigitte Marten


1st and 2nd Staatsexamen (German state examinations), Freie Universität, Berlin; Waldorf Teacher Certification, Sunbridge Institute

In 1984, Brigitte started teaching German as an assistant teacher in London during a gap year, while still studying German and English at the Berlin University. Since 1989, she has taught German in varied places, including Berlin, London, and San Francisco and has tutored students in all levels of the language.

She joined the Green Meadow faculty in 2009 and embraces the creative, friendly, and rural atmosphere of this unique school. 

Jennifer Brooks Quinn


BA, Behavioral Sciences, Marylhurst University; Waldorf Teacher Training, Emerson College, England; Biography Training; Psychosynthesis Training

Jennifer serves on the Green Meadow Listening Committee and is the International Exchange coordinator for Spanish-language exchange students.

In addition to teaching Green Meadow Spanish classes, she is very involved in parent education lectures and workshops at various Waldorf schools, as well as biographical counseling. Jennifer is also a consultant for homeschool education in the United States and Mexico.