Tess Hamilton – Violets Class Lead Teacher

Tess joined the BWK community in January 2021 as an afternoon teacher in the Lavenders Classroom after moving to the area from New Hampshire.

Tess graduated from Bowdoin College in 2016 with a major in Visual Arts and Earth and Oceanographic Science. After graduation, Tess ​received a Watson Fellowship for a fully funded year of solo travel.  During this year Tess lived in 13 different countries around the world exploring the social ecology of home across cultures and continents.  Returning to Maine Tess spent several years building wooden boats with premier boat builder Dick Pulsifer and then worked as the assistant director of Bowdoin College’s outdoors programming for two years before moving out to Colorado.

Tess is a passionate artist, nordic skier, and mountain runner.  She enjoys growing and sharing nourishing food, handmade creations, sketches, and music.

We are thrilled to be of support to Tess as she begins her journey as a Waldorf teacher. Tess will begin her Masters in Education and Waldorf teacher training this summer at Antioch College. She is also enrolled in Sunbridge College’s Waldorf Early Childhood Educator week-long intensive this month. Tess will be supported by former BWK Teacher, Rachel Laws, for the first half of this school year. Rachel and Tess will work closely together as Rachel draws upon her twelve years of Waldorf Early Childhood teaching experience to provide training and classroom support to Tess.