High School Faculty

Linda Halbreich

Student Support Coordinator

Linda has been teaching at the Austin Waldorf School since 2003, initially as a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and licensed Dyslexia Therapist. She holds a Master’s degree from Adelphi University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with an emphasis on identifying and working with children who have learning disabilities. Previously she attended Bank Street College of Education to study Reading Instruction and Multicultural education. She also has an A.A.S degree in Agricultural Science. Linda attended the Pleiades Initiative for Waldorf Teacher Training for two years and also Sunbridge Institute for Waldorf Teacher Training to focus on High School Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Approaches for Teaching Today’s Teens.

While working as the head of the kindergarten at the Dalton School in New York City, Linda was an intern at the Fisher-Landau Center for the Treatment of Learning Disabilities (a part of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University). Linda and her husband Andrew have three sons who have all attended the Austin Waldorf School. She has been an active volunteer in the Waldorf community, previously as vice president of the Parent Society, and also as a class parent.

Linda enjoys listening to live music and spends her free time cooking, gardening and traveling with her family.

“My son started at Austin Waldorf in the 9th grade. He came from public school but was very excited about the change. The high school campout was the best thing that could have ever happened for my son. He formed very tight bonds over those days and truly began to feel like part of the family.”