Maria José Fitzgerald
LOWER SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH
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.
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 also a consultant for homeschool education in the United States and Mexico.