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Faculty - Tidewater Waldorf School
Debra Marcotte, BA
Ms. Marcotte was first introduced to Waldorf Education many years ago, when she was a nanny for two children who attended the Tomte Gubben School (now the Monadnock Waldorf School) in Nelson, NH.
hoped that one day, when she
had a family of her
children could attend a Waldorf School
As it happened, she
did not live in proximity to one, and so that was not a possibility.
lived on the seacoast, but Tidewater
was not yet born, and her
children were too old to attend when it came into being.
However, when she
decided to home school her
youngest son, a Waldorf-based curriculum was the next best thing, and so her
journey toward becoming a Waldorf teacher continued.
Through the years, Ms. Marcotte worked with children of all ages in many capacities - as a Sunday school teacher, church youth leader, camp director, acting teacher, literacy coach and para-educator.
graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Writing from Granite State College
the same year her
youngest son, whom she
still homeschooled, graduated from high school.
entered the world of public education as a Title One Reading teacher, and after one year, knew she
needed to work with children in a different way.
And so, she decided to apply to and was accepted into, the Waldorf Teacher Certification program at Antioch University of New England.
training brought her
as an intern.
is very happy to continue on her
Waldorf journey with this year's First Grade class.
has two grown sons, both of whom still live in the area.
looks forward to adding the title of Grandma to her
name when her
oldest son and daughter-in-law decide to make that possible!
children and family, the theater, especially musical theater, singing, sewing and crafting, camping, hiking and the outdoors, and my wonderful group of lifelong friends.
TRUSTEE: Deb Marcotte
Deb teaches 2nd Grade at Tidewater.
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