I come from a long line of teachers. I guess you could say it's the family business. So, when I decided to be a teacher too, it was a natural fit. I spent 3 years in the public school system but got out before I got too bitter. I wanted something more for the children of this area, and for my own children. So, I had a crazy dream of starting my own Waldorf Inspired school. Hawthorn Hill Academy is still my slowly growing baby, and here you'll find all the news and excitement that comes along with starting a private school and implementing the Waldorf philosophies with children.