Cherity Foat

foatGrade 3/4 Teacher, Grades Chair

Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.”
― Rudolf Steiner

Teaching in the Waldorf classroom is a daily exercise of love and commitment.  I always share with the children that each day is a new day, and that we have a new opportunity to do our best.  Working with the children in my care the past few years has been exciting, creative and at times humbling.  It is the hardest work I have ever done, but also the most gratifying, seeing the daily successes and triumphs of each child over the years.  This success could be finishing their first chapter book, painting their best watercolor or harvesting and eating vegetables they themselves planted from seed.  Teaching at Madison Waldorf School inspires me to be my best every day and to see the potential in each child.

Cherity holds a B.A. in both Spanish and Latin American Studies from Rockford University and an M.A. in Latin American Studies, with a concentration in History from the University of New Mexico.  She received her Waldorf Teaching Certificate from the Great Lakes Waldorf Institute. She has worked for the past 6 years in education and the past 3 as a class teacher.  She is passionate about the potential of each child, and the ability of Waldorf education to allow for those qualities to be discovered and fostered.  In her free time she loves to read, speak Spanish, cook, walk, garden, travel and spend time with her family.

Upcoming Events

Events on September 1, 2015
First Day of School, noon dismissal
All day
Location: The Madison Waldorf School, 6510 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, United States
Early Childhood Meet and Greet
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: The Madison Waldorf School, 6510 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, United States
Events on September 2, 2015
First Full day of School for EC and Grades
All day
Location: The Madison Waldorf School, 6510 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, United States
Waldorf Makers' Guild Free Workshop: Felted Acorns
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: The Madison Waldorf School, 6510 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, United States
Description: Join us in the school kitchen to create felted acorns. This session is free, but we ask that you "make some, then take one" to help our school store. Register at store@madisonwaldorf.org to reserve your supplies. Limit 8 people.
Parent Coffee Social
Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: The Madison Waldorf School, 6510 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, United States
Description: please join us for some treats and coffee in the back parking lot, weather permitting
Events on September 4, 2015
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All day
Location: The Madison Waldorf School, 6510 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, United States