Finding Inspiration and Overcoming Fear: An Interview with Sarah Gillis

Annabelle Boak interviews Astronaut Sarah Gillis, Class of 2012

On Interviewing Sarah Gillis, Shining Mountain Waldorf School Class of 2012, about how Waldorf education helped her develop curiosity, creativity, and imagination to become a successful engineer and problem-solver. Complete interview video and transcript here. by Annabelle Boak  The wall behind us was mottled with luminous pink and purple, and superimposed on its artistic cacophony […]

Students Interview Sarah Gillis, Class of 2012, about Upcoming Polaris Dawn Mission

Annabelle Boak, 8th grader, interviews Sarah Gillis, alumni astronaut.

Annabelle Boak and Violet Dempsey, Student Journalists, met with Sarah Gillis for this interview on November 14, 2022, at the CU Aerospace Engineering Building. Sarah and her crew are set to launch and orbit the earth for five days sometime in spring 2023. Learn more about the mission here: POLARIS DAWN. INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT: Annabelle Boak, […]

Shooting for the Stars: SMWS Alum and SpaceX Engineer Sarah Gillis

Sarah (Levine) Gillis, Lead Space Operations Engineer at SpaceX and crew trainer for the Inspiration4 mission, graduated from Shining Mountain Waldorf High School in 2012. Less than a decade later, in September, 2021, at the age of 27, Sarah is playing a lead role in the historical SpaceX Inspiration4 all-civilian human space flight mission; their […]

[WE Talk] Azuraye Wycoff: Promoting Sustainability in the Soil and the Soul

Nita June: Hello, and welcome to WE Talk, a podcast that explores the role of Waldorf Education in helping children, parents, and families thrive in an ever-changing world. WE Talk is brought to you by Shining Mountain Waldorf School, and this is your host Nita June. Hello and welcome wonderful WE Talk listeners. Today I […]

[WE Talk] Alena Schiappacasse: Capturing Truth Through the Lens

Nita June: Hello, and welcome to WE Talk, a podcast that explores the role of Waldorf education in helping children, parents, and families thrive in an ever-changing world. WE talk is brought to you by Shining Mountain Waldorf School, and this is your host Nita June. Hello and welcome, wonderful WE Talk listeners. It has […]

[WE Talk] Maitreya Rose: Engineering for the Health of our Planet

NIta June: Hello, and welcome to WE Talk, a podcast that explores the role of Waldorf education in helping children, parents, and families thrive in an ever-changing world. WE Talk is brought to you by Shining Mountain Waldorf School. Hello, wonderful WE Talk listeners, thank you so much for joining me today, yet again, on […]

[WE Talk] Bryan Carruthers – Winning the Long Game in Life and Business

Nita Davanzo: Hello and welcome to WE Talk. A podcast that explores the role of Waldorf Education in helping children, parents, and families thrive in an ever changing world. WE Talk is brought to you by Shining Mountain Waldorf School and this is your host Nita June Davanzo. Hello and welcome my dearest WE Talk […]

New video from AWSNA, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America

Waldorf: An Education for the Future On September 19, 2019, Waldorf education celebrates 100 years. Across the globe, Waldorf schools are engaging in creative, social and environmental actions. With these initiatives, Waldorf communities are seeding the future. 100 years is only the beginning. Visit https://www.waldorfeducation.org/waldorf100 to learn more. Join the movement. Seed the future.

[WE Talk] Liz Truesdall – A New Generation of Waldorf Teachers

Nita Davanzo: Hello, and welcome to WE Talk, a podcast that explores the role of Waldorf education in helping children, parents, and families thrive in an ever-changing world. WE Talk is brought to you by Shining Mountain Waldorf School, and this is your host, Nita June Davanzo. Today on WE Talk, we welcome Liz Truesdall. […]

[WE Talk] Jason Pogacnik – Big Picture Thinking at NATO and Beyond

Nita Davanzo: Hello, and welcome to WE Talk, a podcast that explores the role of Waldorf education in helping children, parents, and families thrive in an ever-changing world. WE Talk is brought to you by Shining Mountain Waldorf School and this is your host, Nita June Davanzo. Today on WE Talk, we welcome Jason Pogacnik, […]

[WE Talk] Jordan Jacobsen – Inspired to Take Positive Action

Nita Davanzo: Hello, and welcome to WE Talk. A podcast that explores the role of Waldorf Education in helping children, parents, and families thrive in an ever-changing world. WE Talk is brought to you by Shining Mountain Waldorf School, and this is your host Nita June Davanzo. On today’s episode, we are ever so pleased […]

- Sarah Gillis, SMWS Class of 2012 and Sr. Space Operations Engineer at SpaceX

“I feel like one of the really important things that you get out of a Waldorf education is curiosity—curiosity to go and learn and explore what’s out there in the world. I fell into engineering and a path that I don’t think I would have anticipated, but having an arts background where you’re bringing creativity and imagination into problem-solving, there’s a really incredible synergy between those.”

- Sarah Gillis, SMWS Class of 2012 and Sr. Space Operations Engineer at SpaceX

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