Project Description

Carolyn Wise – Admissions CoordinatorWise-11a

“I first learned about Waldorf education 12 years ago when my eldest child was ready to start attending school.”

Stepping inside of the Wonder Garden classroom at Prairie Hill, was literally all it took for me. It was the flowing pastel silks gently adorning the windows, and the natural wooden toys. It was the indoor sandbox and miniature-sized furniture, the tiny play-kitchen, and rope swing hanging from the ceiling. It was the tiny chairs around the tiny tables with corresponding tiny aprons hanging from their hooks. Not to mention the smell of delicious, home-baked bread wafting up from the kitchen. If you’ve ever been, you know just what I mean. I had the thought, “I wish I could go back to being 4 years old again, and redo my education here.” It was at that moment, that I knew Prairie Hill was where I wanted my children to be. The energy of that one room alone was so completely nurturing, full of warmth, and love, that I made the committment then, and there to Waldorf Education.

“As a Prairie Hill parent of two daughters, one graduate, and a current 7th grader, I have experienced, hands-on the bountiful benefits that a Waldorf Education offers. I may not be able to ‘redo’ my education as a 4-year-old, but what I am able to do is assist other parents who want to provide their children with the tremendous values a Waldorf education provides.

“As the Admissions Coordinator at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, I am committed to helping families make Waldorf education a reality.”

Carolyn earned a BA in Professional Communications, and a Master’s certificate in Adult Education and Organizational Development from AlvernoCollege. She is trained as a life coach, and is currently pursuing certification as a Birthing From Within Childbirth Mentor. Prior to her employment with Prairie Hill, Carolyn spent the last eight years working in recruitement and admissions at both Cardinal Stritch University, and Alverno College.