Faculty: Helena Mitchell
Early Childhood Pedagogical Chair
Helena Mitchell is the Early Childhood Pedagogical Chair at Detroit Waldorf School. Ms. Mitchell is a DWS alumna and a graduate of Washington Waldorf High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in English Language and Literature and went on to obtain a Masters in Education from Cabrini College.
Helena completed Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy at Sunbridge College and received her Waldorf Early Childhood certification from the Waldorf Institute of Southeastern Michigan (WISM) where she also completed the courses for Waldorf Elementary Teachers. Helena also holds a Waldorf Extra Lesson Educational Support Certificate from Rudolf Steiner College.
Ms. Mitchell has extensive experience working with children and, most recently was the teacher and owner of Desert Star Nursery School in Santa Fe, NM. She enjoys being a mother of two DWS students, handwork, hiking and gardening.