GREAT BARRINGTON — The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School has picked its new director and will host a meet-and-greet in early December, according to a statement from the school.
New School Director Sue Das will be on hand at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the school to share more about her vision for the school. Das formally begins on July 1.
A native of Calcutta, India, Das brings to the position a deep commitment to social justice in teaching and learning, according to the statement. She has worked as a board member and a volunteer to create international literacy initiatives, including for Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.
Das holds a doctorate in language, literacy and learning from Fordham University in New York, N.Y., and two master's degrees. She also holds a certificate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Most recently, Das worked for the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn., an independent, college-prep day school for boys. There, Das served as a teacher and administrator since 1998. Throughout her career, she has championed linguistics, literacy, early childhood, special education, action research and STEAM, for which she received her teaching certification in 2015. Das' experience includes gifted, remedial and other elementary education programs for children from pre-K through Grade 8, as well as adjunct professorships at Queens, Manhattanville and Iona colleges.
The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School provides Waldorf education for students from birth to eighth grade, integrating academic excellence with movement, music, outdoor learning and the arts.
For over 45 years, the Steiner School has prepared students to achieve their full potential and earned "Best School in the Berkshires" accolades for the past six consecutive years. The school offers year-round admissions, sliding scale tuition and generous scholarships for students based on need.