Dawn Harrienger grew up in England and Australia, where she attended Waldorf schools. She holds a degree in Music and a postgraduate degree in Education. She trained as a Waldorf teacher in Michigan and then joined the Austin Waldorf School as a class teacher in 1983, taking a class through eighth grade. She also led two classes from middle school through eighth grade, and has served in various other capacities in the school, including music teacher. Currently she teaches German to the students in grades one through eight.
Dawn enjoys camping, hiking, spinning, knitting, and pottery.