Marcela Cerecero earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources from the Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico. She studied Waldorf education at the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training and the Anthroposophical Center of Mexico. With more than 10 years’ experience teaching Spanish to children from preschool to eighth grade, Sra. Cerecero’s passion is sharing the love and wisdom of language. She is also a member of the Waldorf Spanish Teachers Association (WSTA).
Sra. Cerecero joined Camellia in 2019.
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Lynn Stevens was the artistic director, conductor and co-founder of the Sacramento Children’s Chorus (SCC) until her retirement in June 2017. She has more than thirty years’ experience in teaching choral music to children and young adults. Ms. Stevens has a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in music in choral conducting from California State University Sacramento. It was during her master’s program that Ms. Stevens co-founded the Sacramento Children’s Chorus with Donald Kendrick, more than 25 years ago.
Ms. Stevens is currently on the faculty of the music department at California State University Sacramento, where she teaches choral conducting. She also participates in adjudications and choral festivals in the Sacramento area. Ms. Stevens has led SCC touring choirs in Sweden, Norway, British Columbia, England, France, the Czech Republic and Hungary, and in the United States in Honolulu, Los Angeles, Reno, Nevada, Eugene, Oregon, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
As a performer, Ms. Stevens sang professionally and traveled internationally with the Ray Conniff Singers, The Norman Luboff Choir, and The Carpenters.
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.
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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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Early Childhood Eurythmy Teacher
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.
Amanda Mutrux earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Colorado Denver before relocating to California for Waldorf teacher training. Ms. Mutrux was a class teacher at Cedar Springs Waldorf School and Camellia Waldorf School. She has also worked as a music teacher, educational support teacher, and ran a home-based Waldorf-inspired childcare and playgroup for young children. Ms. Mutrux is excited to be able to share her love for music with our students.
Ms. Mutrux joined Camellia in 2013.