Grade School Faculty

Tina DeSaussure

Fifth Grade Teacher

Tina received her undergraduate, and law degree, from the University of Connecticut. She practiced corporate law for several years, but found herself yearning to be involved with Waldorf Education. After leaving the law firm, she led parent-child playgroups, and helped build a private Waldorf school in Weston, Connecticut. She also developed an early childhood program at Desert Marigold School in Phoenix, Arizona and became a Waldorf class teacher. The family moved to Austin, Texas in 2006 to join the Austin Waldorf School community.

Tina enjoys family time, horseback riding, camping, and knitting.

“The well-rounded, considerate, thoughtful people I've seen graduating from this high school have floored me. I'm so honored my family is a part of this school, this community, this village.”