Bridget Scherer Schneider, Lead Teacher

Bridget received a PK-3 degree from the University of Wisconsin, which in turn led to many positions in mainstream daycares and schools, and ultimately seven years as an elementary teacher in Milwaukee. After the birth of her first child, she felt renewed energy for teaching when she became exposed to Waldorf Education. She dove in to the Great Lakes Waldorf teacher training program, did in-home childcare, found LifeWays and completed that training in 2011. She then became a kindergarten assistant at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, completed the Simplicity Parenting group leader training, and founded Mothering Arts Milwaukee mother-infant groups. The notion of “Life is the Curriculum” has become so completely woven into the everyday fabric of her life as a homemaking, homebirthing, homesteading, and homeschooling parent that she has been heard to say that the LifeWays training was the single most transformative experience of her life. She served as Student Services Director for the 2015-16 Wisconsin training and began taking on more roles as a teacher in the trainings both in Wisconsin and Alaska. She lives on a small homestead with her husband Michael, where they strive together to live simply, raise some animals, run a business, homeschool, and co-parent their five mutual children ranging in ages from 5 to 23.