Community Development Coordinator

Sietske van Poelgeest


As the Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Coor­di­na­tor, Sietske has inter­est in con­nect­ing peo­ple, work­ing togeth­er as a form of art, and in hor­i­zon­tal lead­er­ship. Togeth­er with the Sec­re­tary, she is respon­si­ble for organ­is­ing and facil­i­tat­ing Coun­cil meet­ings for our mem­bers. She is rich with ideas for achiev­ing dynam­ic work­ing atmos­phere both in the Board and team, as well as with the mem­bers and partners.


  • Euro­pean Coun­cil for Stein­er Wal­dorf Edu­ca­tion (ECSWE), Brus­sels
    2022 — present Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Coordinator
  • Fed­er­a­tion of Flem­ish Stein­er schools, Antwerp
    2021 – present Staff member
  • Rudolf Stein­er Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege, Oslo
    2021 – present Mas­ter Edu­ca­tion­al Research
  • Stein­er­school Kristof­fel, Tervuren
    2020 – 2021 School leader
    2019               Ped­a­gog­i­cal coordinator
    2018 – 2021 Board member
    2017 – 2021 Sub­ject teacher
  • School of Per­form­ing Arts Kath­man­du, Kathmandu
    2015 – 2016 Artis­tic direc­tor and Trainee mentor
  • Nairo­bi Wal­dorf School, Nairobi
    2011 – 2013 Pri­ma­ry school class teacher
  • Dif­fer­ent Steiner/Waldorf schools in The Nether­lands, Zut­phen, Haar­lem and Eindhoven
    2003 – 2010 Geog­ra­phy and dra­ma teacher
  • Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sci­ence, Utrecht
    2001 – 2003 Edu­ca­tion spe­cialised in Geog­ra­phy, BA
  • Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sci­ence, Velp
    1998 – 2001 Sci­ence in Trop­i­cal Forestry & Nature Man­age­ment, BA