The Hartsbrook School

Virginia McWilliam, MA

VirginiaHeadHigh School Pedagogical Chair,
High School and Middle School Chemistry

Virginia is a graduate of Nottingham University with joint degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Masters of Education with a waldorf certificate from Antioch New England in Keene, New Hampshire. She worked for many years as an elementary school teacher at the Cape Ann Waldorf School in Beverly, Massachusetts, where she also held the positions of faculty chair and college chair and worked extensively with educational support and professional development.

Virginia came to Hartsbrook in 2008, first to take over as a class teacher, and then, after graduating her class from eighth grade, to bring a new leadership to the Hartsbrook High School as pedagogical chair. She is a member of AWSNA’s Teacher Education Network, where she is professional adviser to the Great Lakes, Arcturus, and Sunbridge College Teacher Training Institutes. Virginia has also been an adjunct faculty member at Antioch New England Graduate School, where, among other responsibilities, she reviewed master’s thesis work in Waldorf education. She is a member of the Leadership Council of the Anthroposophical Society of North America. Virginia points to a turning point in her recent life when she spent her sabbatical teaching students and mentoring teachers in South Africa. “It was extremely inspiring to experience the incredible dedication and determination to create Waldorf education with next to nothing for students who had nothing.”