Michael Holdrege

  • Michael Holdrege

  • High School Teacher
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Michael Holdrege is a native of Colorado and a graduate of the University of Minnesota.  He studied a year at Emerson College in Sussex, England, followed by two years at the Institute for Waldorf Pedagogy in Stuttgart, Germany. He then moved to Austria, where he taught at the Rudolf Steiner School in Vienna for seven years. This was followed by an additional seven years as faculty and board member at the Institute for Goethean Studies in Vienna. During this period, he also served as an adjunct faculty member for Waldorf Education at the University of Innsbruck. One of his great loves during these years was mountain and rock climbing—since both Austria and Colorado have a great deal to offer in this regard! After 17 years in Europe, Michael returned to the US in 1990 to work as Faculty Coordinator of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

In 1994 he returned to full-time Waldorf teaching as one of the founding members of the Chicago Waldorf School High School, where he currently teaches life sciences, economics and math.  He also teaches at the Arcturus Teacher Education Program in Chicago, and at Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program in Wilton, NH.  Michael has been a member of many non-profit boards over the past 30 years, having served most recently as the VP of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.  Along the way he has earned an MS in nonprofit management, an MA in Ecology and Environmental Studies, and an MBA.  His publications include: From Beach to Savanna (Ann Arbor: ProQuest), and From Creative Ideas to Innovative Practices (VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller).