spruce class

with Ms. Heather

our seventh grade

The seventh-grade students will start the year with the basic laws of perspective drawing. This creative yet disciplined activity helps the children who are on the threshold of adolescence to develop a greater interest in the world and to metaphorically look beyond what is right in front of them.

During roll call, each student stands when his or her name is called and answers "I am here." It is beneficial to the student and their classmates to hear and see that each one is present. Standing upright and allowing oneself to be seen and heard has a strengthening effect on a person's sense of responsibility. This moment also gives the teacher a chance to gauge the mood and energy of each individual student.

spruce class teacher

Heather Allred

Heather Allred has the privilege of spending her days with the Spruce Class.  She grew up in the Salt Lake area and has a passion for cultivating the appreciation of Place as a means for a more healthy, happy life.

She received an Honors Degree from Westminster College, with a BA in Communications, completing requirements for entry into a Naturopathic Doctorate program. Family came first and instead of leaving the state to complete her ND, she put her efforts into the health service and medical device industries locally. She is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and has an MBA in Healthcare Management/Administration.

Living as a teacher, nurturing children in an environment that cherishes and supports their whole health, is her dream come true.

Waldorf education teaches children how to think, rather than what to think.

—Heather Allred, Class Teacher