Jennifer Irwin - Class 1-2 Teacher, Music Teacher & Faculty Director
Jennifer Irwin is a creative, free-spirit that is balanced by a deep sense of responsibility. 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. With an interest in Eastern and Western philosophies, the yogic path, and finding a meaningful connection to Spirit, 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 in 2001. 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. They moved to the Comox Valley, and Jennifer joined Saltwater School when the doors officially opened in 2011. Since that time she has worked as Class teacher, Subject teacher, and has been part of the Collective Leadership team. She served as Faculty Chair for that last six years. Jennifer graduated the first Saltwater Waldorf class in 2015-16! She has recently begun work as a mentor for the Rudolf Steiner Centre teacher training program, and is happy to reconnect with the Waldorf movement coming out of Ontario. This year she is teaching Class 1-2, and is the music teacher for the grade school. Jennifer is excited to serve as Pedagogical Administrator for the 2017-18 school year.