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Raoul Cansino, Lower School German (Grades 1-6) and High School ESL

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

Raoul serves on the Collegium, the Community Service Committee, the Collegium Committee, and is on the Threefold Educational Foundation Board.

As Chair of the Community Service 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, Inc., a not-for-profit agency that works with the homeless in Rockland County, 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 street homeless in New York City for many years.

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


Maria Jose Fitzgerald, Lower School Spanish

Bio coming soon!

Brigitte Marten, Grades 7-12 German 

 1st and 2nd Staatsexamen (German state examinations), Freie Universität, Berlin; Waldorf Teacher Training, 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 such varied places as 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. In fall 2010, she started her Waldorf teacher training at Sunbridge Institute, and completed her training in summer 2013.



Jennifer Brooks Quinn, High School Spanish

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 a consultant for homeschool education in the United States and Mexico.



Suggested Reading

Click here for a list of books authored by Green Meadow Faculty.
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