After-School Program Teachers
Marie Eve Piché
Marie Eve comes from Quebec, Canada. She lived in Europe for two years and studied eurythmy and Waldorf® Education there, before coming to Spring Valley to complete her Eurythmy studies. She graduated from Eurythmy Spring Valley in 2012 and taught at Monadnock Waldorf School in New Hampshire for one year, and is now back in Chestnut Ridge for more pedagogical Eurythmy studies, and is happy to be leading the After-School Program.
B.A. English, SUNY New Paltz
Clifford Venho attended the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City from Nursery through Tenth Grade. He then finished high school at the Beacon School and went on to study English and Creative Writing at SUNY New Paltz. At the age of 20, he began to study the work of Rudolf Steiner. He spent two summers working with children on an organic farm in New Paltz, and began to reflect on his own education and understand the profound insights of Waldorf pedagogy and the significance of an anthroposophical approach to education.
Just before leaving the US to study abroad in Graz, Austria, he became ill. He sought out a therapeutic eurythmist in Graz and discovered the wonderful forces of healing present in Eurythmy. His love for Eurythmy then brought him to Chestnut Ridge, where he is currently enrolled as a student at Eurythmy Spring Valley. Anthroposophy and Waldorf pedagogy continue to inspire him, not only in the form they take in books, but in the way they transform everyday life.