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  • 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
  • 916.963.4000

Hellene Brodsky Blake

Miss Hellene brings over 20 years of teaching experience. She has taught parent-tot classes through college graduate level classes.  Throughout her career, she has learned to cultivate joy, love, and reverence in her classroom like seeds in a garden. Miss Hellene continues to draw strength in teaching by building exceptional "community" with parents and colleagues.  

In addition to extensive teaching experience, Miss Hellene is a life-long learner who possesses the following degrees and credentials: BS in Psychology, MA/ABD in Clinical Psychology, MA in Waldorf Education, Waldorf Certification, California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a School Psychologist Credential.  Prior to teaching, she was a District School Psychologist in Carlsbad, CA for 13 years.  She was drawn to teaching and Waldorf Education when her first of three daughters’ was born.  She has homeschooled her own children as well as others, was a founder of a private Waldorf School (Sanderling School in Carlsbad, CA) and now strives through the Charter movement to bring Waldorf education to all children at Journey School where she has worked for the past 14 years.  

She taught at Rudolf Steiner College in the Hybrid Program for public teachers as an early childhood leader as well as Grades 1 & 2 cohort leader.  She is fortunate to share the enormous transition with teachers and parents from the home-like environment of Kindergarten to Grade One.  This is indeed one of the child's largest transitions in his/her school career.  

Miss Hellene believes that Waldorf Education is needed now more then ever as an antidote for the media-technological age that today's children are bombarded and immersed within.  One of her goals is to protect the early years of childhood and preserve and foster the inner development of the child.  This allows for the possibility of unlimited capacities including: creativity, critical thinking, multi-level development of intelligence, social consciousness, healthy interpersonal relationships and a well-rounded, emotionally-grounded human being.