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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).

María José Fitzgerald, Lower School Spanish

BS, Ecology, The University of Georgia; MA, Education, Duke University.


María José Fitzgerald 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 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, where, while expecting their first daughter, Maria discovered Waldorf® Education and knew that this was the educational 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. Her two daughters attend the Kindergarten and Nursery. Maria enjoys the outdoors, running, and traveling.  

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.


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