Noelle Mckown

Educational Support Specialist


Noelle began her teaching career in 2000 as an adjunct instructor at the VCU Department of Fashion Design & Merchandising. In 2011, she was drawn to the creative freedom of Waldorf education and completed her Waldorf Teacher’s Certificate from Antioch University in 2014. She has worked as a Handwork Teacher and Grades Teacher from  2011 to 2022. In 2019, Noelle completed 60 hours of Orton-Gillingham coursework and developed a passion for working with diverse learners. She is currently working towards certification as an Orton-Gillingham Practitioner Associate Level and is expected to receive this in 2023. She is thrilled to take a new role at RWS as the Education Support Specialist and looks forward to supporting faculty, students, parents and administration focused on students who learn differently.  

When Noelle is not at Waldorf, she is tutoring students with language-based learning differences, gardening with her son, or staying busy drawing and painting.

“Dedicated to promoting nurturing and positive learning environments that respects, encourages, and empowers students.”