Teachers and Instructors

Kingston Mosaic Teachers (PA days and Summer Camp)
 
  Assistant teacher for PA Days 2018-2019:  Amy Cadman is an Ontario College of Teachers qualified Drama, English, and Special Education teacher who has taught in Ontario, Alberta, and England. Her passion for the arts and play-based learning lead to a PhD in Dramatic Arts Education. She works with vulnerable children and adults in schools and in the community.

 

Lead Teacher (occasional) Caela Bolton completed her Bachelor of Education in 2011 from Queen’s University. She holds a Joint Honors Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and Psychology from the University of Waterloo and has furthered her professional development by taking an AQ course of Special Education Behaviour and levels 101 and 102 of Sign Language from the Canadian Hearing Society. Over the years she has combined her love of working with children and her love of travel, resulting in being a teacher, teaching assistant, respite worker and nanny in Ireland, England and Canada. She is also a great lover of the outdoors, whether it is taking intensive hiking and camping trips in places like Peru and Iceland, being part of a hill walking club that goes rain or shine in Ireland, or simply taking a walk through a wonderful lake side area in Kingston. Caela also comes from a very friendly, energetic and eclectic family and as such has really enjoyed and felt at home in the wonderfully inclusive family community that she has found with the Mulberry Waldorf School and extended community.

 

 

  Assistant teacher, program support and volunteer coordinator: Barb Danielewski is a passionate, dedicated arts educator with three years of formal experience in a wide range of community settings including the Limestone District School Board, KFL&A Public Health Unit, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and Providence Care.

  Curative programming and consultation: Karen Holmes is an Ontario certified teacher (K-12, Special Education) working in the Limestone District School Board with children with special needs, and is committed to the well-being and development of each child. She has trained and worked as a Waldorf remedial teacher and has provided arts education programming (music, speech, drama & story-telling) for children of all ages for a decade.

(Supply) Lead teacher Amanda Lynne Jahnke holds a B. Ed. specializing in Arts Education and Child Development and has worked in several Waldorf schools, in ECE and elementary grades. Amanda is currently developing earth based forest programming for home schooled children and parents with young children. She is passionate about allowing children to be their natural selves in natural environments with minimal interference.

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Kingston Mosaic Summer Camp Initiators and Leaders for 2017 and 2018:
Clara and Elena  spearheaded Kingston Mosaic’s Summer Camp and have expanded the camp to two weeks this year!
 
Curative programming and training by Karen Holmes (see above bio)
 
           Clara Troje (Clara is seated and shown admiring snake with child)
“I am very excited to be a part of Mosaic’s second summer camp!’ Currently Clara is a student at McGill University, majoring in Music and minoring in Music Education and Psychology. She worked for three summers as a camp counsellor at Gould Lake Outdoor Centre, and for five summers being involved in arts-based or outdoor summer camps. I love working with children, and is especially interested in music therapy, anthroposophy, and living communities such as Camphill. Clara’s other passions are playing clarinet, canoeing and kayaking, as well as comic making and painting.
 
     Elena Heighton (on right) recently graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology from McGill University and is hoping to go on to do graduate work in counselling psychology or occupational therapy. She is interested in “alternative” therapies and has worked on projects at McGill studying various therapeutic programs including mindfulness based therapies, wilderness therapy, horticulture therapy, other “green therapies” and nutrition and mental health. Elena has been working with children, both one on one and in small arts based camps, for about six years now. She loves working outdoors, doing arts and crafts, baking, and playing music. Elena is also interested in agriculture and work for a local organic farm. Elena says “I am excited to be a part of this camp and am looking forward to watching it grow in the coming years!”
 
Caela Bolton (see bio above)
 
Kingston Mosaic Summer Camp Group photos 2017 and 2018