Front Desk Manager
Dean of School
David Heberlein received his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his master’s degree in Waldorf education from Mercy College in Detroit. Since 1987 he has been a class teacher at the Waldorf School of Princeton, graduating four groups of eighth-grade children. During his tenure in the school, Mr. Heberlein has also served as a parent, administrator, board member, and college chair. He is now enjoying extending his skills into the realm of adult education, serving as a trained mentor for teachers both within and beyond the school. Mr. Heberlein has a deep love for and interest in Waldorf education as well as the students who have passed through our doors. He takes great pleasure in spending time with his family and puttering around the house. He loves music of all kinds, reading the newspaper, and having a good cup of coffee. When he can, he enjoys riding his bike and taking a hike.
Anita Hill received her training from the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she studied with Marion Feldman. Ms. Hill has performed with various piano ensembles in the New York Tristate area. She teaches music privately as well as with the New York Pops Salute to Music program out of Carnegie Hall. While living in New York, she was a member of the Staten Island Symphony and Richmond Choral Society. She currently is the music director at Waldorf School of Princeton, and is an adjunct teacher at Peddie School in Hightstown as well as Pennington School. She is also a member of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra.
Early Childhood Teacher, Lilac Garden
Kristin Hughes has spent fourteen years in the classroom directing, administering and teaching programs for children ages 0-7. Beginning as an assistant in the kindergarten at Waldorf School of Princeton, she went on to teach at the Golden Circle School in Pennsylvania, was a founding lead teacher at the River Valley Waldorf School, and began her own program in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (Morning Glory Children), which eventually became part of the River Valley Waldorf School. After working for twelve years in early childhood she took a year off to work with adults with special needs in a life-sharing home in Massachusetts. She then took a year to help build a Lifeways early childhood program at the Kimberton Waldorf School in Chester County, Pennsylvania, before returning to Waldorf School of Princeton. She received her Early Childhood teacher training at Sunbridge College.
Educational Support Coordinator
Bella has been working at the Waldorf School of Princeton in various roles since 2000. She has assisted in our Early Childhood, Grade School and Sculptural Arts programs, as well as acted as a substitute teacher for Early Childhood and Grade School classes. Bella holds a post-graduate diploma in Teaching Children with Special Needs, as well as a certificate in Waldorf Education Learning Support from Sunbridge College. She is also a graduate of the Waldorf School of Princeton’s Foundation Studies program. In addition to her role as Educational Support Coordinator, Bella is also a current and alumni WSP paren
Early Childhood Teacher, Sunflower Garden
Sarah Kessler received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her Waldorf certification from Mercy College in Detroit. Ms. Kessler has taught early childhood classes at the Princeton Waldorf School for more than 13 years. Ms. Kessler began teaching a mixed-age kindergarten at the school in 1987, and then took time off to be home with her three children. During that time, she was an educational consultant, setting up a Waldorf-inspired early childhood program for Kehilat Hanahar, a Jewish day school in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Ms. Kessler has been a member of the faculty development committee, evaluating, and mentoring teachers for the last four years. Ms. Kessler brings humor, insight, and creativity to her classroom; the mischievous adventures of class mascots Peter and Petra are often the talk of the children!
Business Operations Administrator