Subject Teachers

Supporting Cast

Courtney Hissong Wilson

Spanish Teacher

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Courtney Hissong Wilson earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and religious studies from Eastern University, a Master of Arts degree in art history from American University, and an Art of Teaching Certificate from the Gradalis Waldorf Teacher Education Program. With more than nine years of teaching experience, including seven in a Waldorf schools, Ms. Wilson as taught as a grades class teacher, kindergarten teacher, and subject teacher. She has spent time traveling in Spain, Mexico and Central America and in 2007, Ms. Wilson and her husband, founded Escuela Caracol, Guatemala’s first Waldorf school. There, Ms. Wilson founded the kindergarten and taught in Spanish and English. She also taught English as a second language in the grades.

Ms. Wilson has enjoyed bringing Spanish to her students through poetry, song, and stories of village life in Guatemala. She is honored to be teaching Spanish across the grades and looks forward to sharing her dynamic approach and deep appreciation for the Spanish language with the Camellia community. 


Ms. Wilson joined Camellia in 2021.

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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

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.

Shane Jewell joined Camellia in 2021


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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.

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