Subject Teachers

Supporting Cast

Contact Carmen Gunncgunn@camelliawaldorf.org

Timothy Stanley

Strings and Ensemble Teacher

Timothy Stanley has a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Nevada and a master’s degree in music from California State University Sacramento. Mr. Stanley is a senior teacher with the Sacramento State String Project, a not-for-profit that provides low cost music instruction to Sacramento elementary school children. He also teaches private music lessons in Sacramento and Davis.

 

As a performer, Mr. Stanley plays cello with numerous local symphonies and orchestras as well as area baroque ensembles. He is a founding member of City Water, a contemporary music ensemble, and Ensemble Confluences, a baroque quartet.

Mr. Stanley joined Camellia in 2008

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Lulú Flores

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Lower Grades Spanish Teacher

Lulú Flores has a bachelor of science degree from Universidad del Valle de Atemajac where she studied Nutrition. Maestra Lulú has taken Oswaldo Alvarez Pedroza’s workshop, "Waldorf en casa”, The Art of Teaching Spanish at Sound Circle Center, and the Curriculum Workshop for Waldorf Spanish Teachers with Michelle Jarvis. Additionally, Maestra Lulú is currently working on her masters' degree, studying Child Nutrition at the University of California Davis.

 

After moving to the United States in 2014, Maestra Lulú became a volunteer at the Mexican Consulate in San Jose, offering monthly nutrition workshops and later working for the American Heart Association as a facilitator and coordinator for the Parents Cook with Heart program at the Latino College Academy. Maestra Lulú is also a Certified Lactation Educator and accredited La Leche League Leader.

 

Lulú is passionate about child development, nutrition, and Waldorf education, and in 2020, she and her family moved to Sacramento so that her son could attend 1st grade at Camellia Waldorf School. She taught handwork her first year at Camellia and is excited to share her love of Spanish with the lower grades students at Camellia. 

Ms. Flores is a Camellia parent

Ms. Flores joined Camellia in 2021

Contact Lulu Flores: Lflores@camelliawaldorf.org

Alice Stamm

Early Childhood Eurythmy Teacher

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Alice Stamm has been teaching eurythmy since 1975. She began her eurythmy training in Eckwalden, Germany, and finished at Else Klink in Stuttgart, Germany. Ms. Stamm also has a degree in therapeutic eurythmy from the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.

Having a wealth of experience in teaching and performing eurythmy in Europe and the United States, Ms. Stamm’s most recent positions include teaching eurythmy at Rudolf Steiner College, kindergarten eurythmy at Davis Waldorf School and professional mentoring of eurythmysts.

Ms. Stamm is the president and a founding member of the Eurythmy Association of North America. She also helped to form the Section Collegium for the Performing Arts in North America.

Shane Jewell

Choir Teacher and Math Specialist

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Shane Jewell holds a bachelor of arts degree in Music Performance from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, with concentrations in physics, mathematics, and environmental studies and has completed an International Honors Program in the study of climate change, economics, anthropology, social justice, and sustainable development.

With over 20 years of teaching experience, including nine years as a Waldorf teacher, Mr. Jewell has taught both in the grades and at the high school level. For three years, he specialized in teaching middle school math, and for two years he taught math and science at the Seattle Waldorf High School. Mr. Jewell grew up attending Waldorf schools as the child of two Waldorf teachers.

In addition, Mr. Jewell is the founder and musical director of an approximately 70-member professional choral ensemble, a position he has held for the last 13 years. He has hiked 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, bicycled more than 100,000 miles in countries around the world, and is passionate about sustainable living and organic farming.

Mr.  Jewell joined Camellia in 2021

 

Contact Shane Jewell: sjewell@camelliawaldorf.org
 

Carmen Gunn

Movement & Gardening Teacher

Carmen Gunn is a graduate of the Spacial Dynamics Institute and earned her associate’s degree in physical science from the Collegio Alessandro Manzoni in Monza, Italy. Ms. Gunn is a certified personal trainer, strength coach, group fitness instructor, and archery instructor. She is also certified in pilates and yoga. Before joining Camellia’s faculty, Ms. Gunn had worked for 20 years as a teacher in the health and fitness industry.

 

In her role as gardening teacher, Ms. Gunn leads elementary and middle school students in planting, growing and harvesting fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, and in building projects and campus care.

 

Ms. Gunn is a parent of two Camellia alumni students.
 

Ms. Gunn joined Camellia in 2010.

 
 
 
 
 

Xochitl Aida Lakomy 

Upper Grades Spanish Teacher

Xochitl Aida Lakomy has a master's degree in Industrial Design from the University of Guadalajara, a certificate in Organizational Development from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, and an associate of arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Cosumnes River College. Maestra Xochitl has also taken the “Waldorf en casa” workshop and is passionate about Waldorf education, child development, and Spanish language and culture.

 

Born in San Francisco, CA, and raised in different towns throughout Mexico, Xochitl’s childhood was rich in multicultural experiences and diversity. Maestra Xochitl has taught children in both Mexico and the United States and is excited to teach Spanish at Camellia Waldorf School. Xochitl believes that learning a second language opens students’ minds to new ideas, helping them to see the world differently. 

 

When Maestra Xochitl is not teaching, she loves spending time outdoors with her family. Some of her favorite activities include camping, hiking, and biking. Additionally, Xochitl enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures, she has explored Mexico, Canada, Spain, Peru, France, Germany, Italy, and many states here in the U.S.

Maestra Xochitl joined Camellia in 2021

Contact Xochitl Aida Lakomy : Xlakomy@camelliawaldorf.org

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