Patricia Rubano found Waldorf education and Anthroposophy at 21 and has been involved in one way or another for 40 years. She was one of the founders of the Waldorf School of San Diego as parent, nursery-kindergarten assistant, board member and early childhood director. She also taught for many years at Green Meadow Waldorf School in N.Y. and more recently at Sanderling Waldorf School near her home in North County, San Diego.
She has taught kindergarten and nursery, helped to start a Parent-Child class at Sanderling and later the LifeWays program, A Child’s Garden of Thyme, with Bianca Lara. She serves as mentor and evaluator for Waldorf early childhood teachers around the country.
Besides her love of the young child, her other love is working with adults through biography work, and she is now director of the Biography and Social Art Program at Sunbridge Institute, where she also leads the one-week Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education each summer. She is a member of the International Trainer’s Forum for biography work, has attended the Biographical Counseling Course in England and is a graduate of Spacial Dynamics in-service training. She offers classes and workshops on biography, parenting, relationships, communications and Spacial Dynamics with her husband Joseph and lives with her daughter and three beautiful grandsons.