Kara Harris

Dogwood Lead Teacher

Kara Harris

Kara moved to Richmond 2 years ago. She holds a bachelors degree in 2-Dimensional Studio Arts from Radford University along with her Waldorf Early Childhood Education Certification from the Rudolf Steiner Center of Toronto (now Rudolf Steiner College of Toronto). This will be her first year as the Dogwood Lead Teacher and first full year at Richmond Waldorf School. Kara first came to RWS through the Summer Garden Program where she assisted for a few weeks. Before moving to Richmond, she worked at the Charlottesville Waldorf School from 2018-2020 as an early childhood morning assistant and as an early childhood Nap Teacher/Aftercare Teacher. She also spent some time teaching at the Richmond Public Schools as a reading tutor and at a private daycare as a lead teacher.


Kara is drawn to Waldorf for the magic it holds in its teaching for all ages. Outside of teaching, Kara enjoys snuggling all of her fur-babies (3 cats & 1 dog), spending time by the river, enjoying the music scene, and being silly with her partner, Michael.