Early Childhood

Melissa Barton

Nature Explorers Kindergarten Teacher

Prior to joining Green Meadow, Melissa led preschool at the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara (2017-2019). Other relevant experience includes Anthroposophical Foundation Studies in Dornach, Switzerland, Waldorf teaching internships at Denver Waldorf School, Sophia’s Hearth Family Center (NH), and volunteer experience at Eugene Waldorf School, Hazelwood House (OR). She also worked for many years as a counselor in Waldorf-inspired summer camps, including one she founded, Sunshine Summer Day Camp.

Melissa joined Green Meadow in 2020 as lead Kindergarten teacher to the Nature Explorers Class. She also was an assistant teacher at Green Meadow in 2013 and attended Green Meadow as a student in the class of 2011.