Kerry Francis, Student Services Director, Colorado

Kerry Francis was a teacher of young children in a variety of settings, including a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool and a shelter for street children in Tanzania before she discovered Waldorf schools. She currently teaches the toddler class at Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten. She completed the Lifeways training in 2016 and is currently finishing up her Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher training through Sound Circle Center. Kerry’s background is in psychology; she received her master’s degree from Naropa University for Transpersonal Counseling Psychology. She had a private psychotherapy practice before focusing more on caring for young children as well as opening a doula practice. Kerry has a keen interest for anything related to pregnancy, birth, and first three years of life. She has taken post-graduate trainings on attachment, embryology, child development, and early childhood education. She is currently an editor for the professional journal of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health as well as for the yearly publication of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America.  In her spare time, Kerry helps to run a small biodynamic farm with her husband.