My name is Keith Davis. I live in Ketchum, with my two boys (Quincy age 9 and Zachary age 6). My hobbies are woodworking, art, surfing, skiing, snowboarding and pretty much any outdoor activity. I grew up in a ranching family in Nevada, where we raised horses, sheep, and beef cattle, as well as an assortment of smaller birds and animals. I worked in the mining and exploration industry until I moved to the Wood River Valley in 1997. I started my teacher education in 2003 at CSI and moved with my family to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006 to complete my training. I received my bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Cultural Studies at Dominican University of California in 2009 and completed my Credential Program there in 2010, the same year that my oldest son entered Kindergarten in a Waldorf inspired school in Marin County. I had researched the different avenues for my children’s education and intuitively decided that the Waldorf pedagogy had more to offer than the other schools in the area, even though it was quite different from how I had been trained in my credential program. I have worked in the Marin County School District in a variety of capacities, most recently teaching in both the Special Education Department and Kindergarten, as well as volunteering at my son’s school whenever possible. My oldest son went through the 3rd grade and my youngest son spent a year in kindergarten at a Waldorf inspired charter school. During that time I gained a great appreciation for all that a Waldorf school had to offer. When my family moved back to Ketchum in July of this year, I was very excited to hear about the possible development of The Syringa Mountain School and wanted to be a part of it. I am very happy to be part of such a wonderful and dedicated team going forward. I can’t wait for opening day.Keith is the new Kinder Aide & Extended Care Teacher.