Meet Our Faculty

Evan Ragland, Grades 7 - 8 

Raised in Cascadia, Evan has always had a deep appreciation for the Fine Arts, Humanities, and enjoys finding connections in all subjects. Drawn to the innocence of childhood as a teenager his first job was teaching children’s swimming lessons. Evan earned a bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington and later attended the Sunbridge institute in New York where he completed the Waldorf Education Grades Teaching Coarse.   

 

Evan arrived to the island of Hawai’i in 2013 upon accepting the grades teaching position at Mālamalama Waldorf School. Evan enjoys an active life that is centered in joy. Some of his many diversions include swimming in the ocean, dancing, gardening and spending time with family. He has found teaching to be humbling and an inspired path of learning.

Andi Covarrubias, Grades 5 - 6

Graduating in 2003 from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Feminist Studies and with 3 years of training from the WISC, Andi shares knowledge, and love for education learned both in the classroom and out amongst the rawness of our beautiful world.

 

From living in Hong Kong, traveling in Southeast Asia, and backpacking in Europe and Mexico, Andi has learned languages, life lessons, and how to be an ambassador of her beliefs through her adventures.

 

She is the oldest of a Waldorf educated family of 8 sisters-- yes, ALL girls-- and moved to Hawai'i in 2011 where she surfs, dances Hula and is the grades teacher for the class of 2019 and 2020.    

Karen Rose Jenkins, Grades 3 - 4

Raised in Cascadia, Evan has always had a deep appreciation for the Fine Arts, Humanities, and enjoys finding connections in all subjects. Drawn to the innocence of childhood as a teenager his first job was teaching children’s swimming lessons. Evan earned a bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington and later attended the Sunbridge institute in New York where he completed the Waldorf Education Grades Teaching Coarse.   

 

Evan arrived to the island of Hawai’i in 2013 upon accepting the grades teaching position at Mālamalama Waldorf School. Evan enjoys an active life that is centered in joy. Some of his many diversions include swimming in the ocean, dancing, gardening and spending time with family. He has found teaching to be humbling and an inspired path of learning.

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