Juanita Gilmore grew up in Southern California. She studied Child Development and worked in early childhood education before discovering Waldorf education while looking for a preschool for her daughter. She went on to complete her Waldorf Teacher Training at the Waldorf Institute of Southern California in 1996 and has taught in the Kindergarten and grades at Highland Hall Waldorf School in Northridge, CA. Additionally she is certified in Biodynamic Gardening and helped to build a new garden at Highland Hall, as well as teach gardening to grades one through seven. Juanita is happy to be joining The City School as the 4/5 grade class teacher and gardening teacher for grades 1-5. She also enjoys handwork and camping.