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Alumni Spotlight

April 2014

Kimberton Waldorf School alumni enrich the world around them. We are proud to shine a spotlight on some of our alumni to showcase their stories, career development, interests, accomplishments, and milestones.

This month's featured alumni spotlight is Karen Scott Flores ‘79, Head Chef at Kimberton Waldorf School.

On any school day, you will find Karen with her staff and volunteers lovingly preparing locally grown and organic lunches for the children and adults in the Kimberton Waldorf School community. Karen started working in the Kimberton Waldorf School kitchen seven years ago as an assistant kitchen manager. After the manager left due to injury, Karen took over as head chef, and over the years has created nutritious meals and a healthy environment for the students and the school’s community.

Karen graduated from Columbia Graduate School with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, and worked in New York City for six years before returning to the area. She is the mother of two current Kimberton Waldorf School students and one alum. She is passionate about getting the children involved in the food they eat, and students can often be found harvesting and washing the produce, managing the compost, cleaning the tables, and returning the dishes to the kitchen. Karen constantly seeks out the freshest produce in our area, with most of the food coming from the school’s own backyard---either the school’s own garden, or other local farms. From preparing food for the Food Pantry at St Peter's Church in Phoenixville, to special community events, to our one-of-a-kind Food for Thought organic school lunch program, we celebrate Karen’s continuous dedication to the students, parents, alumni, and friends of Kimberton Waldorf School.

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Karen will be celebrating her 35th reunion this year! We hope KWS/KFS Alumni and Friends will join us at the upcoming Get Back To Your Roots: A Reunion Celebration on Saturday, June 14, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. This fun-filled event will provide an opportunity to reconnect with friends and share memories of the "good old days," while seeing the many changes that have taken place at Kimberton Waldorf School. For further details and to register, click here.