~ Faculty ~
Keyser our Pre-first/First Grade teacher is a Certified
Waldorf Teacher and has taught at Hearthstone since 1996.
“I teach because I love children. It is my way of
serving society, to make this world a better place, because these children
WILL do so! The reason I teach at Hearthstone is because it's a loving
environment for the children, and it's a school that I feel is serving
the children in the best way possible. Children have the right to an
education that nourishes them in such a way to be whole, healthy, wise
and loving human beings...an education that academically prepares them
... and that assists them in being good stewards of our planet.”
Orfila is our Pre-second/Second Grade teacher.
Linda is teaching Main Lesson, flute, games, Spanish, handwork
She has completed three Waldorf Trainings this past summer
and she has taught at Hearthstone since 2001.
“Teaching at Hearthstone School allows for
the pure joy of learning to shine through. I feel this joy deeply
at the same moment I see in my students' faces when they have
grasped a given academic concept through art, music, nature, humor
and love. This is perfection on earth.”
Rosenbaum is teaching Fourth/Fifth Grade and Middle
School English. She has a BFA in Ceramics from Indiana University
in the Overseas Program in
Dijon, France. She has a Teacher's License for grades 1 through 8
taught in the Rappahannock County public school system for three
years. Ms. Rosenbaum has been teaching at Hearthstone School since
Weisgerber is our Seventh/Eighth Grade teacher.
He also teaches woodworking, gardening, phys. ed. and Nursery/Kindergarten.
Aron is a Rappahannock County native,
born just outside the town of Sperryville, VA. He
is a graduate of Hearthstone School and a lifelong student
of Waldorf education.
He is a graduate of Prescott
College in Arizona. Aron studied Outdoor Education,
Wilderness First Aid, Search and Rescue, Environmental Science,
Sculpture, Photography, Business Management, Ecological Design,
Rope Course Facilitation, Experiential Education and Ecological
While Attending Prescott College in Arizona, Aron
worked for two years as a woodworking teacher at Mountain Oak
Charter Waldorf school. Aron graduated from Prescott College with
a major in Adventure Education with an emphasis in wilderness
and program management, and a double minor, one in environmental studies
and the second in the arts.
Since 1999 Aron started and has operated a summer
camp for children and young adults in Sperryville, Virginia.
The summer camp
offers outdoor experiences ranging from plant identification to ropes
course activities, backpacking, swimming, games,
and survival skills.
Aron is trained in First Aid and CPR,
and presently is volunteering on the Sperryville Rescue
teaching High School and SAT Prep., Drama, Phys. Ed. and Gardening. Terrence
Malloy graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame
with a BA in Anthropology. He spent three years
working in Los Angeles tutoring and mentoring students from
4th-12th grades for
an Educational Therapist while studying film, writing, and
acting and cultivating interests in holistic and preventative
education, and wisdom traditions from around the world. He
is currently in his first year of Waldorf teacher training
at Sunbridge Institute.
Leonard Davette Leonard is an artist, calligrapher and
art educator living, painting and teaching in Rappahannock County.
At Hearthstone School Ms. Leonard focuses mainly on middle school
and high school in Art, Art History and Calligraphy with an emphasis
on the enriching experience of art in everyday life and learning.
The artwork of Ms. Leonard is in the style of European
Renaissance still life and portrait painting and may be seen at
the Caulfield Gallery, Washington, VA and the McGuffey Art Center,
Other teaching experiences include Artist in Residence
at Rappahannock County Elementary School, Headwater’s Summer
Art Workshops, Charlottesville Homeschool Enrichment Community
classes, Rappahannock County Adult Education classes and private
lessons in art and calligraphy for all ages.
Ms. Leonard has a BLS in Studio Arts at the University
of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA., and studied at the
of Visual Arts, NY, NY, and the Corcoran School of Art, Washington,
DC. And as a member of the Washington Calligraphers Guild she
was a recipient of the Herman Zapf Scholarship, making it possible
for her to study with Sheila Waters.
For further info: www.davetteleonard.com
|Jill Fetterman graduated from Philadelphia
College of Art with a BFA in Ceramics. "I have been teaching
to the Hearthstone students for four years. We do handbuilding,
using various techniques, making functional and sculptural pieces.
Working with clay is a good way for children to feel empowered
through using their hands to bring ideas and feelings into form.
being there to assist them on their adventures, while working with
a medium I have come to know well."