Kellie Palmblad is a Colorado Springs native and local dedicated to making our home and community the place we imagine it can be. This is her third year as an educator. After several years as a teacher’s assistant in elementary education, she taught secondary English in both D20 and D11. She graduated from Colorado College’s MAT program in 2013 and finished her teaching practicum abroad in Auckland, New Zealand. Teaching in New Zealand was an eye-opening experience that inspired Kellie to pursue holistic education. Like many of the schools in NZ, Waldorf education creates the self-management and creativity needed for students to enjoy being life long learners. Kellie is thrilled to join Mountain Song this summer and to lead the 5th grade class in August.
A performing and visual artist as well as an educator, Kellie also maintains a music career in the regional area. Being a performer, recording artists, and active writer over the last thirteen years, she is excited to bring her experience in the arts and her graduate work in creative writing to Mountain Song’s Waldorf inspired classroom. Above all, she is grateful to be a part of the Mountain Song community and to join the wonderfully dedicated staff in this innovative environment.
“The need for imagination, a sense of truth and feeling of responsibility – these are the very forces which are at the nerve of education.” –Steiner