Educational Support Faculty
Brigida Baldszun, an independent working eurythmist, was born and educated in Europe where she began her career. She has taught eurythmy in Waldorf schools in Europe, the US, South Africa, Russia, and India. She also performs, both as a soloist and with the Mystery Dramas by Rudolf Steiner. Her background also includes training in therapeutic eurythmy.
occupational therapist ms otr/l
BS, Russel Sage College; MS, Occupational Therapy, the Sage Colleges, 2002. Trained in sensory integration (SI), neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT), Developmental Individual Differences
Galilee’s childhood in Canada was influenced by immersion in wilderness. She entered Green Meadow during middle school when her family moved to Chestnut Ridge, and her parents have been active in the community ever since. Upon graduation, she spent time at Camphill Village in Portugal, where she both reconnected with her Portugese heritage and was inspired to her vocation through individuals with special needs. After receiving her master's in Occupational Therapy, she worked in a specialized sensory integration clinic in Rockland County, and worked at the Center for Discovery in the Catskills. There, she was involved in developing pilot programs in sensory integration and fine arts for individuals with severe developmental challenges, and training professional staff.
Galilee feels blessed to rejoin the community as an occupational therapist with Green Meadow and at the Otto Specht School. Her husband, also an occupational therapist, and her two current Green Meadow students are thrilled to be in the neighborhood as well.
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA
AAS, Eastwick College 2014; BS, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey 2005
Lorraine grew up in Bergen County, NJ and developed a passion for Occupational Therapy while receiving her BS in Exercise Science and Sport Studies. Upon graduation, she continued volunteering at various sites, eventually earning her degree as a COTA. She then began working for Eastwick College as a proctor in early childhood development.
Lorraine lives in Park Ridge, NJ with her husband and two young children. She is currently attending Dominican College as she pursues her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Lorraine is fluent in English and Spanish and is thrilled to be joining the Green Meadow and Otto Specht Schools.
ls/MS Educational Support Specialist
BA, Psychology, minor in Dance, SUNY Fredonia; MA, Special Education, George Washington University
Jenna graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a bachelor's in Psychology and Dance, then she worked in New York City as a para-professional and kindergarten teacher in schools that primarily served students with disabilities and learning differences. In 2013, Jenna worked at Green Meadow Waldorf School as a Kindergarten assistant and at the Otto Specht School as an afternoon lead teacher. She then enrolled in a one-year intensive program at George Washington University, where she received her master’s in Special Education, working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD), learning disabilities and autism.
While getting her Master's, she worked as a lead teacher in a Baltimore school for students with EBD. Jenna is happy to be back in Chestnut Ridge and to share her skills and passion for the work she does.
LS/ms educational support COORDINATOR
MS Education, New York University; BS Elementary Education, Elmira College; AAS Early Childhood Education, Dutchess Community College
Suzanne has a Master’s degree in Education from New York University and is a fully certified NYS teacher. She has been an educator since 1982 with experience in lead teaching, team teaching, and administration. Suzanne holds a Waldorf Therapeutic Educator Certification through the Association for a Healing Education (AHE) and has additional training in Bal-A-Vis-X, Brain Gym, and Orton Gillingham, and is a certified Health Coach and HANDLE screener.
Suzanne lives in Chestnut Ridge with her husband and is a parent of a Green Meadow graduate and a current high schooler.