Liisa Hymander

Kindergarten, Parent & Child, Friday Adventure Program

Growing with the school since our beginnings, Liisa has adventurously been carrying the blended kindergarten to Grade 2 class. Completing Waldorf Foundation Studies, Liisa started her first year of Waldorf teacher studies at the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto in the summer of 2019.  Liisa is looking forward to completing her teacher training by the summer 2021. An Honours Child and Youth Worker graduate, she has a spirit for creating space for others to learn, grow and connect.

Liisa is a mother of three children who values curiosity and child centred learning.  Her youngest daughter has been a student at Northern Lights since 2017.  A passion for whole foods, circus arts, sewing and the outdoors keeps her smiling. Liisa looks forward to future adventures with Northern Lights School students, families and community.

Arlene Thorn

Board Chair and Administrator

Arlene has been part of the Waldorf School and Anthroposophical movement for 40 years. Following years as a parent, Board member and Community Development Coordinator at the Toronto Waldorf School, she joined the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto as the Adult Education Coordinator. In 2012, she and her husband moved to Thunder Bay.   

Upon arrival she joined the Northern Lights Initiative group to start an alternative school. In 2017 the Northern Lights School started a kindergarten and it has been a daily task to keep the school ‘on the road’. She is grateful that we are being entrusted with the children in our care and are creating the school within a community of children, teachers, parents and friends.

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