After 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 Kim John Payne and Teaching Sensible Science training through the Waldorf Research Institute.
Mrs. Loucks has been teaching for over 30 years, including 18 years at Prairie Hill. Besides teaching in public schools for 8 years and tutoring privately, she has been the learning support teacher, assisted in one of the kindergartens, and taught grades 1-8 at Prairie Hill, graduating 2 classes.
Her favorite things about teaching are watching students experience the “ah-ha” moment after struggling a bit, and seeing students become confident and excited about being in the world. The Waldorf educational philosophy and curriculum are the perfect tools to help her do that.
"A central objective of Waldorf teaching is to create a sense of wonder about each subject, even math." -Todd Oppenheimer, The Atlantic
Prairie Hill Waldorf School is committed to excellence in academics. The Waldorf approach aligns with current educational theory that learning should be age appropriate and multi-sensory, acquired not only through sight and sound, but also through touch, movement, imagination, and feeling. Students receive a comprehensive education that not only engages the intellect, but the whole child through head, heart and hands – an education that integrates the artistic and creative with the scientific and intellectual study.
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