Alison Hunting - Class 2-3 Teacher & French Teacher
Alison Hunting joined us in the 2012-13 school year as our French Language Specialist. She was born in Ottawa and had the opportunity to go through the French Immersion Program at her school. Being exposed to another culture at a young age sparked an interest and compassion for language and culture that remains profoundly important to her today. Last year she was our Class 1 Main Lesson teacher and has transitioned to our Class 1-2 Lead Teacher.
Alison is in her second year at the Waldorf Teacher training program at the West Coast Institute for Anthroposophical Studies.
Alison graduated from the University of Toronto, where she studied Philosophy and English. She and her husband spent three years teaching English as a Second Language in Osaka, Japan, where she was able to build relationships with the parents and students in a small school community. In 2011 she completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Windsor. The Indigenous studies program at Windsor focused on story telling, legends, spirituality and a strong connection to the land, guiding her eventually to Waldorf Education. Alison is delighted to have found an educational philosophy that resonates with so many of her beliefs. She believes that Waldorf Education is the very best possible beginning for a child and continues to be amazed with each and every creative idea that flourishes in the students.
Alison appreciates living in the Comox Valley, embracing a way of life she has always wanted. The Saltwater Waldorf School in particular has opened a whole new path. She is really enjoying all that has been unfolding there, grateful to be part of the wider Saltwater community.