Highland Hall Waldorf School Announces New High School Spanish Teacher

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Regina Samayoa Barrios joins Highland Hall's foreign language faculty.

Regina Samayoa Barrios - High School Spanish Teacher at Highland Hall Waldorf School

Regina Samayoa Barrios - High School Spanish Teacher at Highland Hall Waldorf School

As with music, art and drama, foreign languages are an integral part of the Waldorf® Education curriculum, serving as a portal for students to understand different cultures.

Highland Hall Waldorf School welcomes Regina Samayoa Barrios as the new High School Spanish Teacher. Ms. Barrios holds a BA in World Languages and Cultures in Spanish from California State University Monterey Bay. She spent a year teaching at the Monterey Bay Charter School, a public school which uses teaching methods inspired by Waldorf® Education. She taught grades 1-8, worked closely with children who needed learning support and created a new Spanish curriculum for the school. Ms. Barrios participated in the Art of Teaching Spanish at Rudolf Steiner College this summer.

"We are looking forward to her enthusiasm and initiative in working with our high school students," says Lynn Kern, Highland Hall's administrative director.

As is the case with music, art and drama, foreign languages are an integral part of the Waldorf® Education curriculum, serving as a portal for students to understand different cultures. Students in grades 1-8 take both German and Spanish; in the high school they choose a single language and study it through twelfth grade.

Highland Hall Waldorf School, located in Northridge, CA, was founded in 1955, and is the oldest Waldorf school on the west coast. It provides Waldorf® Education from Pre-school through High School to families throughout the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. Its unique approach to learning successfully addresses the changing needs and capacities of children at each stage of development. Fully 98% of its high school graduates move on to renowned colleges and universities; 42% of Waldorf graduates pursue college majors in mathematics or science. Featuring a curriculum of academically challenging lessons infused with arts and hands-on learning, Highland Hall provides students with a solid academic foundation, the ability to think creatively, a sympathetic interest in the world, self-confidence, and an abiding moral purpose.

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