Ms. Akmenkalns, Credo's Assistant Director, became a Waldorf teacher in 2004 and comes to us from Woodland Star, where she most recently taught first through fifth grades. She has extensive school leadership experience as a founder of Live Oak Charter and a board member, finance committee member and mentor at Woodland Star. She earned her Waldorf teaching certificate from Rudolf Steiner College, her MA. Ed in Waldorf Education and teaching credential from Touro University. She has also completed her preliminary administrative services credential from Sonoma State. Prior to her career in education, Ms. Akmenkalns worked as a manager in the software industry.