Administration Spotlight: Jen Chace

What was your path to MPCS?

I came to Waldorf through my three children, all of whom went to Maine Coast Waldorf School from nursery through twelfth grade. I was a parent volunteer for many years before beginning the teacher training program at Antioch. I eventually finished teacher training and brought a class from grade one through eight at MCWS, carrying various leadership positions through the years. In the last couple of years, I became interested in exploring administrative and structural solutions to help Waldorf teachers be more successful and satisfied in their jobs, as well as in researching worthwhile alternatives to the private Waldorf school model. I knew I wanted to try something completely new after graduating my class this spring, and Mountain Phoenix is the perfect fit!

What is your job at MPCS?

Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy working with the teachers to support their growth as Waldorf educators and getting to know the students at MPCS.

What excites you most about Waldorf Education?

The love of learning and life it imparts to children that prepares them for anything the world can throw at them. Love creates an openness necessary to fully engage in one’s life task(s) and to meet adversity with a creative mindset.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Nordic skiing, exploring new places, reading, making art, and playing games of all kinds.