My name is Jess Divine, you can call me Miss Divine.
I have worked in the early education field for over five years in various capacities, working with children ranging in age from 4 weeks old to six years old. My experience ranges from private care, to working as the Bilingual interpreter/lead infant toddler/preschool teacher for an Early Head Start/Head Start program, to a Waldorf preschool.
I learned early on in my professional life that I was passionate about childhood education, and in looking at the various teaching philosophies, it became very clear to me that the Waldorf philosophy and methodology was the one I would devote my life to. The Waldorf approach to education resonates deeply with me as both a teacher and person. I am a LifeWays student, Preschool Waldorf Education Program, and I will be starting my Waldorf Kindergarten training in the summer of 2019. While experience is always the best teacher, I am still very active in Early Childhood Education and Waldorf educational programs. I am always looking for new ways to improve myself, my program, and expand upon my knowledge of early education.
I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to be a teacher to your child during this incredible period of growth in their lives. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child as we play and learn together.
I am Trisha Lambert, and here at Iron and Pine the children call me Miss Trisha.
I have been working in Waldorf Education for nearly 30 years. My own children drew me to Waldorf Education as I looked for a school for my oldest son. I liked the imaginative nature of Waldorf Education along with the focus on really seeing the individual child and striving to meet their needs in a warm and loving way.
I first worked in the after-school program at my son's Waldorf school many years ago. Since then I have completed my BA in Early Childhood Education, and received my Waldorf Teacher Training certificate. I worked as an aftercare teacher, Kindergarten Assistant, Lead Teacher, and Parent Child and Home daycare Provider. I have served on the Board of the Waldorf Early Childhood Education of North America and the Lifeways Board.I have traveled around the country mentoring teachers and getting glimpses into many Waldorf Schools and programs. My favorite role is to be with young children to nurture and guide them while being a part of the daily magic.
I am very drawn to being in the outdoors with young children and creating outdoor environments that engage and nurture the young child. Long ago, when my own sons were young I had a small market garden that specialized in cut flowers. I know the time they spent out in our garden had a great influence on them. I have always had a garden to tend, and look forward to growing and tending the garden here at Iron and Pine.