Sarah Northrip was born in Los Angeles, where she has lived most of her life. She earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies, as well as her credential and M. A. in Teaching, from Chapman University and subsequently fell in love with the rich arts and developmental curriculum of developed by Rudolf Steiner. She attended numerous workshops and lectures on Waldorf Education and child development and then studied at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA and locally at the Waldorf Institute of Southern CA, where she completed her Waldorf Certificate.
She took a class from grades 1-4 at Journey School, a charter school inspired by Waldorf pedagogy in Aliso Viejo, before having her first son and moving back to Los Angeles. She has worked at Valley Waldorf City School since 2011 in various capacities, including registrar/office manager, kindergarten assistant, handwork teacher for grades 1-8, substitute teacher, mentor, and as a grades teacher herself. She lives with her husband, their two sons, Alexander and Andrew, both of whom attend Valley Waldorf City School, and their cat Cassandra.
When she has the rare joy of spare time, Sarah enjoys baking, singing, costuming, and all kinds of handwork, which she brings into her teaching.