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Helen has been active as a speech artist/educator in Waldorf teacher education and other anthroposophical adult education settings, in Waldorf classrooms, and as a therapeutic speech practitioner for 27 years. She completed her training at Novalis School for Speech and Drama and at the School for the Art of Speech and Speech Therapy (both in Germany); post-graduate year at the Goetheanum, Switzerland. Speech artist-and-therapist-in-residence at Karl-Schubert-Schule in Stuttgart; faculty of the School for Pedagogical and Therapeutic Speech in Switzerland until moving to Fair Oaks to join the faculty of Rudolf Steiner College in January 1992.
Helen is the founder and coordinator of Speech and Drama in Waldorf Schools in North America (now in its 21th year), an initiative dedicated to developing the speech arts integral to Waldorf education. This takes place through school visits of one to several weeks annually in North America Waldorf schools, working with teachers, classes, staff, and individual students, as well as offering lectures/workshops for parents and the wider community.
Helen completed the International Camphill Seminar in Curative Education in Perceval – Centre de Pédagogie Curative, and has 10 years’ experience in this field, including as a class teacher. BS Special Educational Studies; MA Human Development, BS Speech Pathology and Audiology. Played Maria in Rudolf Steiner’s four Mystery Dramas (1994-2000); translator/co-editor of the English-language international edition of Anthroposophy Worldwide 2004-2006; current chairperson of Creative Speech North America (association of speech artists); representative of the Performing Arts Section (Eurythmy, Speech, Music, Puppetry and Drama) on the North American Collegium of the School of Spiritual Science; articles in various anthroposophical publications; former Waldorf student (Green Meadow Waldorf School).