Rainbow Rosenbloom, Ed.M.

LiveEducation, Aptos, CA

Rainbow Rosenbloom received his Waldorf certification from Emerson College, Forest Row, England. After teaching in every grade from 1st to 12th in private Waldorf schools, he attended Harvard Graduate School of Education, studying multiple intelligence theory with Howard Gardner. He received an Ed.M and was hired as Director of Alternative Education for a small school district on the central California coast.

Rainbow helped to craft a resource center for homeschoolers, bringing Waldorf classes and parent education opportunities to families from 21 different public school districts. Soon after the charter law passed, and Rainbow helped innovate a public Waldorf charter school in Monterey, CA and became its administrator. During that time, recognizing the need to support homeschoolers with Waldorf materials, he developed Live Education! with colleague Bruce Bischof in 1997.

Live Education! has served over 5,000 families internationally, as well as teachers in over 110 Waldorf schools. Imagining the strong potential for explosive growth in the public sphere, he helped to found the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education in 2005 and continues to serve on the Executive Committee as vice president. Rainbow continues to consult with both private and public Waldorf schools, convinced that the cultural revolution will be fueled by creative and inspired thinkers, many of whom will come out of the Waldorf movement.