Mike Buchta

Mike BuchtaPhysical Education and Sports CoodinatorMike Buchta has worked for 13 years with people with developmental disabilities, teaching everyday living skills and community integration. He is a certified baseball coach, has coached basketball and track for several years at Prairie Hill as well as substituted in the Woodwork class. Mike attended Carroll College and received his BA in Sociology. Mr. …

Chris Kilmer

Chris KilmerGrades TeacherChris has more than 25 years of teaching experience and has graduated three classes at Prairie Hill. She has deep roots in the Waldorf, Anthroposophical and Biodynamic movements in Wisconsin along with her extended family. Chris’s mom, Ruth, attended a Waldorf school as a child and her parents were friends of Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf founder. She attended a …

Megan Link

Megan LinkGrades TeacherMegan Link is a graduate of Prairie Hill Waldorf School class of ’97. She has taught at the school since 2005; first in early childhood, then in the grades. She has graduated four groups of 8th graders in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018. She has also taught Math and tutored students in the middle school. Miss Link has …

Julie Szyba

Julie SzybaGrades TeacherJulie began her Waldorf Education journey as a parent 15 years ago. It was through seeing the immense benefits of this type of education and becoming deeply involved as a parent and board member that led her to Waldorf teaching. Julie’s life is one of service. She brings reverence, beauty, grounded presence and attention to detail to everything …

Sandy Loucks

Sandy LoucksFaculty ChairAfter earning her B.S. in elementary education from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Sandy Loucks earned a Masters in Reading Education from the University of Portland (Oregon) and she has her Wisconsin State reading teaching license along with elementary grades 1-8 teaching license. She has completed training at Rudolf Steiner College, social inclusion training (anti-bullying work) with …

Vicki Kingsbury

Vicki KingsburyWonder Garden TeacherAfter many years in the corporate world, Vicki joined Prairie Hill in 2003 and became Prairie Hill’s Playgroup Coordinator, staffing and leading playgroups for parents and toddlers six mornings a week. Vicki started and taught our flourishing Summer Garden Program, was Coordinator for our TLC Afternoon Program in Kindergarten, and is currently teaching in Wonder Garden. Her …

Claire Lippe

Claire LippeGrades TeacherClaire Lippe received her BA in International Relations from the University of Winona State, a Masters of Sustainable Peacebuilding from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin and has completed a variety of Lifeways Early Childhood courses. In her previous work, she was a director of a Waldorf-inspired daycare in West Milwaukee. Claire has been a part of the Prairie Hill …

Jana John

Jana JohnKindergarten TeacherJana John graduated in Corinne Lorian’s PHWS Class of 2006 and later went on to study theatre and psychology at Sarah Lawrence College in New York City, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 2014. Jana has spent the better part of the last decade, working with children in various creative and wholistic settings (A Week on the …

Lindsey Earle

Lindsey EarleGrades TeacherLindsey Earle completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in elementary education and special education from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, receiving her Wisconsin State teaching license. Lindsey has attended Waldorf lower grades trainings at The Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento, CA and Kimberton Hills, PA. Lindsey is a graduate of Prairie Hill Waldorf School and has taught …

Annie Cooley

Annie CooleyLead Kindergarten TeacherAnnie Cooley recently graduated from UW-Milwaukee in the Fall of 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in English as a Second Language. She has enjoyed working at Prairie Hill for the past three summers for the Summer Garden Program, as well as during the springtime as the Willow Tree Kindergarten Assistant. Annie …