Sara Spahn

Valerie Perrott

Sara was raised in what is known as the Driftless area in Northwest Illinois/Southern Wisconsin. She and her brothers grew up playing in nature, sculpting snow tunnels and camping in the white pine forests. After high school, Sara spent a gap year as an exchange student in Bonn, Germany. Before completing her Master of Arts degree, she was a student at the University of Innsbruck, Austria where she studied visual art and women’s studies. In 1995 she and her husband, Albion, backpacked across Europe and have been meandering together ever since.

For several years Sara enjoyed work as a Program Coordinator for a community arts center in central Illinois. She assisted in developing programs for adults and youth in theater, visual art, music performance and dance. When looking for a school for their children, Sara reflected on first being introduced to Waldorf education in Germany and Austria, and shares in the deep belief of unifying the arts with an academic curriculum. Their son is now an alumni student of EWS (class of 2017) and their daughter is in elementary school at EWS.

Sara is also a Healing Arts Practitioner at the Trauma Healing Project in Eugene where she teaches healing through art. Together with her family, she enjoys making music, romping in creeks, skiing and gathering with friends. Sara is happy to share in the rich school life at EWS and the work as Office Coordinator.