Liz Beaven, Ed.D. – President

California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

Liz Beaven has over 30 years experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud parent of two adult sons (both Waldorf graduates) and grandparent of three. She first encountered Waldorf education as a young parent in New York City. Liz has been involved in Public Waldorf education almost from its beginning, working in teacher preparation and professional development. She is passionate about questions of inclusion and social justice, and believes that the impulse of Waldorf education has much to offer education in general. The former Administrator of the Sacramento Waldorf School and former President of Rudolf Steiner College, Liz is currently a faculty member of the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where she is planning for a graduate program in integral teacher education, and a consultant with several public and private schools.