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Meet our Faculty

Meet the Faculty 

Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten

Stephanie Perez

Stephanie Perez

Pre-K and Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Stephanie was born and raised in the mountains of Durango, Colorado. It was there that a deep-rooted respect for nature, creativity, and an unconventional approach to learning was instilled and inspired for life. After relocating to Bend and starting a family, Stephanie has collectively spent over 15 years in Oregon. Stephanie discovered Waldorf when seeking fulfilling and enriching education options for her two children. An immediate personal connection was formed with the unique teaching approach of Waldorf and the whole family fell in love with the school community.  Stephanie is currently deepening her knowledge and passion of teaching, child development and Anthroposophy at the Micha-el Institute. She is grateful to be working within a community where each day is an inspiring and enriching experience of consciousness where children are nurtured on their individual journeys in a wholesome environment. Outside of work some of her passions are gardening through revegetation, zero-waste sustainability, natural bee-keeping, cooking and art.  

Hannah Haerr

Hannah Haerr

Early Childhood Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Lower Grades, Grades 1-2

Miro Frankzerda

Miro Frankzerda

Grades 1 & 2

Miro Frankzerda grew up in Western Oregon, surrounded by lush forests and inspirational artists of all kinds. After graduating with a  B.A. in Biopsychology, he spent three years teaching around the world highlighted by contracts in Thailand and Ecuador. He has a calm and steady demeanor that is paired with a deep investment in the education of children. Miro has a love of nature that he integrates into his educational approach. He recently worked with New Vision Wilderness Therapy, which is an incredibly rigorous program providing a physically and emotionally safe place for adolescents and young adults in the context of the outdoors.  

Mixed Age Cohort, Grades 3-7

Laura Holtsberg

Laura Holtsberg

Mixed Age Cohort Teacher, Handwork, and Practical Arts

Laura Holtsberg grew up in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina surrounded by lush forests and steeped in the rich culture of handcrafting.

Laura received her BA in English Literature from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with intensive studies in the Art and Theatre Arts Department and completed post graduate work at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC in the Art and Education Departments.  She attended Penland School of Crafts in NC and held a studio assistantship in the Dye Workshop. She is currently pursuing her foundation year Waldorf Teacher Training through the Micha-el Institute. Mrs. Holtsberg has taught art and fiber craft classes to children and adults for many years and loves passing her skills along to her students. For the past 30 years she has been a production fiber artist presenting her art clothing line in wholesale and retail markets across the country.  

When Laura was introduced to the Waldorf educational philosophy it resonated deeply within her.  She and her daughter have followed a Waldorf inspired path by participating in a Parent and Toddler Program, outdoor Preschool and Kinder and the Grades Program at The Siskiyou School in Ashland, OR. Laura assisted in the Handwork Program at The Siskiyou School for 4½ years, was an Art instructor in the schools Middle School Art Program and held the Aftercare Program.  She worked at Madrone Trail Public Charter Waldorf School as the Reading Interventionist.  

The Holtsbergs moved to Bend in January of 2017 and joined the Waldorf School of Bend Community.  Her daughter Lilly is in our Jr. High.

Junior High, Grade 8

Moe Anderson

Moe Anderson

Grade 8 & Junior High Director

Moe Anderson says, “I believe our task as educators is to allow for the natural unfolding of each child’s unique abilities.” As the teacher for WSB’s 7th and 8th grade students, Mrs. Anderson brings a signature passion and enthusiasm to the junior high curriculum. From algebra to statistics and probability, chemistry to astronomy, literature to fine and performing arts, and beyond—she creates rigorous, experiential learning both in and outside of her classroom.

Mrs. Anderson has been teaching Waldorf curriculum for more than 13 years. She is a Facilitator at the Micha-el Institute for the Teacher Training External Grades Program. Her credentials include a Bachelor of Science, SUNY@ Potsdam, NY; a Master’s in Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA; and a Teaching Certificate for Grades 1-12, Micha-el Institute, Portland, OR. She is also a Professor of Ceramics, Fine Arts and Communication Department, Central Oregon Community College.

Mrs. Anderson is also a nationally awarded, honored and recognized visual and ceramic artist. She and her family moved to Bend in 2004 in search of a community that supported a Waldorf grades program for their two young sons. She says, “My husband’s natural curiosity and love of the outdoors were nurtured and supported through his educational experiences at the Sacramento Waldorf School, where he is an Alumnus. We wanted this same opportunity for our two boys; we have found it here at the Waldorf School of Bend.”

Subject Teachers

Carla Delfino

Carla Delfino

Lower Grades Spanish

Carla Delfino was born in Buenos Aires, and grew up in Neuquen, Patagonia Argentina. She moved to the USA at 18 to study Marine Science and Biology at the University of Miami. She then moved to Alaska to work in the Marine Sciences department at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. After almost four years in Alaska, and a year of travel, Carla worked in Hawaii for Dolphin Quest as an educator, teaching kids about the fascinating ocean world. She also worked as a field biologist doing research at the base of Mauna Loa.

In 2007 Carla and her husband moved back to the mainland, to be closer to family, finally settling in Bend in 2008. Since moving to Bend, Carla has worked as an educator at the Sunriver Nature Center and at the Natural Areas Association. When their daughter Rowan was two, Carla decided to become a full-time mom.  Carla began teaching Spanish to pre-school aged children in 2015, and began teaching Lower Grades Spanish at the Waldorf School of Bend in 2017. Carla has been enjoying teaching in the Waldorf philosophy and actively learning more about the methods involved.

When not teaching, Carla loves to spend time with her family, traveling, hiking, skiing, canoeing, rafting, practicing martial arts and reading!

Nicole Blume

Nicole Blume

Outreach Coordinator and 6th Grade Math Teacher

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Nicole Blume grew up with two younger siblings and a backyard sanctuary of ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs, and endangered tortoises. She began studying woodworking, ceramics, drawing, painting, and the sculptural arts in high school, while working part time as a babysitter, camp counselor, art assistant volunteer, and big sister mentor for children in low-income communities. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in English Literature in 2009, she returned to LA to work in the Entertainment Industry, where she gained valuable experience in office administration and community outreach. Although Hollywood was exciting, she felt compelled to switch careers and become a Waldorf teacher instead.  

She graduated with her multiple subjects teaching credential from Cal State University of Northridge in 2014, from the Waldorf Institute of Southern California teacher preparation program in 2016, and from the Waldorf Practical Arts Training program in 2018. She has worked at a variety of different Waldorf schools in various capacities, including as a long-term substitute teacher at Ocean Charter School, a summer early childhood assistant teacher at Highland Hall, a teaching assistant at the Pasadena Waldorf School, and now the Woodworking & Practical Arts teacher at the Waldorf School of Bend, in addition to overseeing the school’s community outreach efforts and social media accounts.

Ms. Blume is also a mother to wonderfully spirited little toddler and is expecting her second bundle of joy this summer 2020! She is so happy she relocated to beautiful Bend with her family. 

Evan Ragland

Evan Ragland

8th Grade Spanish Teacher

Mr. Ragland is very fortunate to be able to be teaching Spanish language remotely at WSB this year.  Mr. Ragland was raised in a dual language household and attended a bilingual immersion primary and secondary school in Eugene. His study of Spanish extended into everyday life and allowed for extensive travel of Europe and the Americas during study at The Evergreen State College (B. Liberal Arts 2004) and beyond. Mr. Ragland completed the Waldorf teacher training at the Sunbridge Institute in New York and has been teaching in Waldorf education since 2011. He now lives on Hawaii Island with his partner and two children.