Community Relations Coordinator
Early Childhood Teacher, Morning Glory Parent-Child, Buttercup Nursery
Amy Shor received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She earned a certificate in Waldorf early childhood education and completed the coursework for a master’s degree in Waldorf education from Sunbridge College in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Amy has taught at the Waldorf School of Princeton since 2003, primarily leading nursery and parent-child programs. Ms. Shor’s deep knowledge of Waldorf education has helped many parents manage the challenges of raising children. Her warmth with the children and ability to build community both in and outside the classroom make her classroom an inviting gateway to the school. Prior to working at Princeton, she was a nursery teacher, parent/tot teacher, and administrator at the Dayspring Community School in Warwick, New York.
Educational Support Teacher
Paola began at WSP as a tutor in 2004 when her children joined the 2nd and 3rd grade classes. She has also worked as an assistant in sculptural arts and gardening. Prior to that, she taught nursery through 2nd grade at the Waldorf-inspired Montessori Children’s House in upstate NY, and was a founding teacher at a Waldorf-inspired kindergarten in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. She attended the San Francisco Extension of the Rudolf Steiner College in preparation for becoming a class teacher, and was called to become the director of a Talmud Torah, bringing elements of Waldorf Education to a traditional Hebrew school. Paola lived for many years in the Pacific Northwest where she wore many hats including being a a midwife, natural foods retailer, and handwork assistant at the Eugene Waldorf School. She also holds a BA in educational psychology from Skidmore College, and is currently studying for her master’s in language and literacy. Paola aspires to bring Waldorf inspiration to an Orton-Gillingham approach to reading and mathematics instruction.
Asela Zamorano was born in East Los Angeles of Mexican immigrant parents. With Spanish as her first language, she learned English in the Los Angeles Public Schools where she also started to play violin. Soon after that, she attended the Hamilton Music Academy for high school where she studied both piano and violin. All along, she spent all of her summers and most of her winter breaks with her very large family in Mexico. She later majored in music for her undergraduate degree, with an emphasis in harpsichord performance, and then received a Masters in Teaching, both from Occidental College. While there, she received her multi-subject teaching credential, her music teaching certificate, as well as a cross-cultural language acquisition development certification. She also took graduate courses at George Mason University in Virginia in order to become a teacher/consultant for the National Writing Project. Since then, she has taught most early elementary grades in both English and Spanish as well as English and Language Arts in the middle school grades in public schools, charter schools, and independent schools. Recently, she discovered Waldorf education for her own child and was so taken by the beauty, depth, and meaningfulness of the education that she enrolled in a three year elementary teacher certification which she will be completing in the Spring of 2017. When not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her son, playing piano and violin in local orchestras, running, cooking, and reading. She is looking forward to her on-going studies of foreign languages for Waldorf schools and is very happy and excited to be teaching Spanish at WSP.