Grade School Faculty

Marie-Hélène Harlow


Marie-Hélène Harlow has been teaching eurythmy at the Austin Waldorf School since 2011. Prior to becoming a eurythmist, she was a student support teacher in a French school near Montréal, Québec, where she worked with children with learning and behavioral challenges. She also worked as a remedial, choir and eurythmy teacher at the beautiful Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork in Colorado in 2016-2017. Marie-Hélène is passionate about teaching healthy, integrative movements that support her students’ development and helps them to develop new life abilities. Her passion for healthy movement, music, poetry, and art in all its forms are her tools to help young people move beyond their challenges and experience the grandeur and liveliness of their individual potential. She also works with her colleagues in the student support program,  performing developmental assessments with the rising first-grade students.

Marie-Hélène holds an associate degree in Humanities, a BA in Special and Remedial Education from l’Université du Québec à Montréal, a BA in Eurythmy and Education from the Eurythmy College of Norway and has completed her student support certificate training as an extra lesson teacher with the Association of Healing Education. At AWS, she is a pedagogical chair for the grades school and an active member of the pedagogical circle and finance committee. In her spare time, she enjoys studying organizational development and loves doing art, traveling, training and going to cultural events with her friends and family. Marie-Helene thinks that there is never a dull moment in life and that human beings are full of potential simply waiting to be unraveled and developed.

“I appreciate the respect for one another that is fostered, the values that are taught, the community for both children and parents, and the spirit of play and creativity evoked in every child.”