Grade 1 – Alishia Vicich
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ms. Vicich took a short break from the city and spent three years up in the mountains attending the University of California Santa Cruz amd obtaining a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Planning to work with children as either a social worker or child activist, she moved back to Los Angeles after she graduated.
Intrigued by Rudolph Steiner’s writings and lectures on anthroposophy, the threefold social order, she discovered the WISC teacher training, interested in the will based curriculum formed to match the child’s development, and joined the program. She appreciated emphasis and reverence towards the moral development of the child paired alongside the education of the intellect through the willing and feeling life of the child. Along with her desire to help children she has always had an affinity for handcrafts, gardening, music, and the desire to lead a purpose driven life. Waldorf was a perfect match.
For the past two and a half years she has worked at Westside Waldorf in administration and as the grades 1-8 assistant. In addition to Westside, she has a small business making jewelry and has also worked at Wholefoods in the health and wellness department for the past six years, and continues to study health and nutrition.
In her spare time she enjoys riding her bike, hiking, running, doing yoga, making jewelry, backpacking in the Sierras, playing piano, gardening, painting, and studying anthroposophy and the threefold social order, sharing time with her family, friends, community, and her two cats Apricot and Kiwi.