Departments

Early Childhood

Melissa Barton

Nature Explorers Kindergarten Teacher

Melissa is an alumna of Green Meadow’s class of 2011 and a lifelong learner! In addition to her university studies in the humanities, Melissa has served as a lead early childhood teacher at the Santa Barbara Waldorf School, studied the foundations of anthroposophy at the Goetheanum in Switzerland, became certified as a class teacher, early childhood teacher and Waldorf music teacher. Melissa joined Green Meadow’s faculty in 2020 as a lead early childhood teacher.

Melissa imbues her Kindergarten with warmth and creates an engaging and nurturing learning environment. She enjoys singing with the children, leading nature walks, and offering puppet shows. She is an expert handwork teacher, and is humbled to be guiding the children through their most formative years.