Jennifer Irwin - Class 1 Teacher, Music Teacher & Faculty Chair
Jennifer Ross Irwin is a creative, free-spirit that is balanced by a deep sense of responsibility. With an interest in Eastern and Western philosophies, the yogic path, and finding a meaningful connection to Spirit, Jennifer graduated from McGill University with a BA in English and Cultural Studies, studied in Israel and then traveled extensively. During this time her love of poetry, music and dance flourished and she looked for life’s work to incorporate all these elements. She found her calling in Waldorf Education, training at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. Jennifer’s first teaching position was at Alan Howard Waldorf Academy in Toronto, where she carried a class from Grade Two until the end of Grade Five, finishing in 2006 in order to begin her own family. She and her husband have two beautiful children.
Jennifer began teaching again when she and her husband moved their family to the Comox Valley. Of all the schools to work at, and countries to live in, Jennifer truly feels this is the best place on earth! Jennifer began as the Kindergarten Assistant and then transitioned to teaching her own Grades class. Jennifer just graduated the first Saltwater Waldorf Grade 6-7 class of 2015-16! Jen is excited to teach her new Class of Grade 1 students in the fall.