Debbie Shaw Booth is a local businesswoman and parent of Waldorf School of Santa Barbara graduate, Zane Booth. Throughout the K—8 education of her son, Ms. Booth witnessed the richness of Waldorf education, the strength of character and depth of knowledge that comes with this education. Ms. Booth brings a great passion for Waldorf Education and this particular school community with her to serve in the capacity of Board Chairperson.
Ms. Booth graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, majoring in Environmental Studies and also studied at Santa Barbara City College, achieving an A.A. in Environmental Horticulture. She is a business owner with over 29 years of experience providing award-winning professional landscaping services to private clients and government agencies. A selection of her company’s 200-plus projects have been featured on the PBS television show “This Old House,” in Sunset and Santa Barbara magazines, and in local newspapers, including the Santa Barbara Independent and the Santa Barbara News-Press. She received the “Goleta Valley Beautiful Award” for her landscaping work in 2004 and the “Santa Barbara Beautiful Award” in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2011. Ms. Booth has been nominated three times for the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation Award and has been an active member of the Women’s Economic Council, Santa Barbara Contractors Association, and The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara.
Of this education, Ms. Shaw states:
The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara delivers a uniquely rich education found nowhere else; an education that empowers the mind, body, and spirit of the child to always strive for the best in themselves and their community. Our son is a California Honor Society student and member of the Santa Barbara Swim Club and captain of the United States National Lifesaving Youth Team. The value this education has brought him has been nothing short of extraordinary.