May 2024

We are very excited to Announce two new teachers for the coming academic year 24-25

Tiziana (“Tani”) Frache has taught in a Steiner-Waldorf school for 20 years.  Tani believes deeply in this pedagogy and in the educational principles of Rudolf Steiner, and see how this approach brings nourishment and balance to children. 

Tani’s family moved from Italy to county Kilkenny a little more than a year ago and both her children attend school at Kilkenny Steiner School.  Tani finds it a close-knit community that is also very international, which brings added value to the school.  Tani’s husband, Claudio, is also studying to become a Steiner-Waldorf teacher. 

At the moment, Tani assist our current Féileacáin teacher, Heike Stenzel, and from the next school year, Tani will be the lead Féileacáin teacher. 

MaryBeth Weiss has been a Steiner-Waldorf Class Teacher for over 12 years. She taught her first class for five years (class 1 to 5), and she taught two more classes, taking each of them from 1st through 3rd Grade. She guides her students with love, reverence and skill. MaryBeth has a deep love of nature and working with the earth. She is highly skilled in crafting, knitting, crocheting, beeswax, painting, drawing and clay sculpture. MaryBeth brings years of experience and knowledge of the Waldorf Curriculum and has been integral in developing many beautiful traditions at The Garden City Waldorf School in New York and The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School in Connecticut.

Being of Irish ancestry, MaryBeth has a deep love of Ireland and her people. She has recently enjoyed spending time with the rising first class children and is thrilled to be their Class 1 teacher this Autumn.