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 August 4, 2015
School Office Open
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Events on August 5, 2015
Playgroup Open House
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: The Madison Waldorf School, 6510 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711, United States
Description: Expectant mothers, babes-in-arms, toddlers and parent/caregivers are invited to this FREE event!
Free but please register by e-mailing Nicole at

Madison Waldorf School’s Parent-Child Program provides Waldorf Education and resources for parents and their young child from prenatal – 5 years old. Led by Childbirth Educator, Doula, Healer, Author, and Waldorf Parent of three Kerstin Keber Smith, MA; parents learn about child development in a supportive space. Playgroup nurtures each child’s imagination and sense of wonder while surrounded by the warmth and love of caregivers.
Events on August 6, 2015
School Office Open
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Events on August 7, 2015
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