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Carolyn Kaster has been teaching at our school since 2000, starting as a Preschool assistant, then Kindergarten teacher and now as a teacher in the grades. She was born in England and lived there her first sixteen years. She then moved with her family to Santa Barbara where she attended high school, college and graduate school. Ms. Kaster earned a BA in psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She has also attended Waldorf teacher training and continues taking related, ongoing courses. Prior to teaching at our school she ran a home-based, Waldorf-inspired child care program, worked as a family counselor, and also was a teen counselor and advocate for several local agencies. She has two children who are both graduates of the school. She tells us, “I was fortunate to learn about Waldorf Education very early on. My own children brought me to our Waldorf School, and sharing their experience inspired me to become a teacher.”