Recognizing, embracing, and creating healthy, nurturing families

is the heart of our work.

Our Teachers

DSC_0413Bege Reynolds

Bege has been teaching for twenty-five years in public, Montessori and Waldorf schools.  She has a BA and Teacher’s Certification in grades K-8 and completed her Early Childhood Waldorf training in the summer of 2015 after five years at the Micha-el Institute in Portland Oregon. Bege loves gardening, hiking, skiing, playing ice hockey, collecting quotes and verses, sending snail mail, felting and reading.  She lives with her husband John Sweek and son Elliot who attended The Mountain School for four years and is now in high school.  Her daughter Elsa is out of college and working and her son Miles is in college.  

Kerry (1)Kerry Brokaw

Kerry is the mother of four Waldorf educated children and a Lifeways Waldorf Early Childhood graduate. She has taught Waldorf preschool and parent/child classes in Idaho and Maine, and has worked for many years with puppetry and therapeutic storytelling. Kerry earned her BA in Latin American Studies from Harvard University.

Kerry enjoys painting, writing, acting, hiking, fly fishing, camping, visiting her elderly dad, and spending time with friends and family. She lives with her husband Bags Brokaw, a fellow educator, and high school son, Shea. She is so happy to be working at Sweet Clover with Bege and Julia.


Julia (2)Julia Harakay

Julia is excited to join the Sweet Clover family on hike days this year, spending her Thursdays in the woods!  Through raising her children (now ages 6 and 9), Julia discovered a passion for Waldorf education in 2011 in Portland, OR at an outdoor Waldorf preschool.  Julia continues to work part time at Syringa Mountain School, where she has been teaching Spanish since 2014. Julia graduated with a BLA in landscape architecture and a BA in Spanish, she has been designing gardens and outdoor areas for over ten years and loves that she can spend time with her two favorite things – gardens and children  – throughout the year.