Michael McGlone, Woodworking & Gardening


Michael McGlone is in his 14thyear at the school, having joined as a class teacher during the pod years. He discovered Waldorf education while working on a biodynamic farm in Pleasant Hill, Oregon. He completed his Waldorf teacher certification in Eugene and joined the Siskiyou School in 2005. After two years of class teaching, Michael shifted to serve as the woodworking and gardening teacher. He also teaches cooking as part of the Middle School electives. He is frequently heard to say: I have the best job in the world! Overhearing the chatter of his students as they whittle away in the woodshop or under the maple tree is to know they are having a good time too!Michael was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Temple University in 1996 with a B.A. in Geography and Urban Planning. For the next few years, Michael traveled around the world cooking and even running his own restaurant. Michael and his partner, Ghigs, have two daughters, Juniper (3rd) and Grace (1st).