Our Mission

“We offer Waldorf teacher development and anthroposophical adult enrichment opportunities to cultivate the capacities in the individual that can lead to personal and cultural renewal.”

We Value

  • Waldorf education and its mission of social renewal
  • The work and vision of Rudolf Steiner
  • Warm and respectful interactions
  • Excellence and integrity
  • Community
  • The inherent value of each individual
  • Creativity
  • Meditative work and spiritual guidance
  • Growth and development toward responsible freedom

What We Do

GLWI is a vital, well-managed, influential organization that is regarded as a premier center for anthroposophical education and personal development. It catalyzes positive social change, including the growth and strengthening of the Waldorf school movement.



Peter Packer

“ Eduma does an excellent job of recognizing each student as an individual learner. It promotes creativity, divergent thinking and innovation in its teaching and learning philosophy. The school is committed to making sure that every child has the resources and support to succeed. ”


“ Eduma provides a well-rounded education that includes not only core subjects but also development of the whole child. Eduma impresses upon children important values and character traits to help develop not only the student but also the developing person. ”

John Doe

Art director
“ Eduma is special because of the strong relationships between staff, students and parents. The Eduma community embraces staff, students and parents and the important role each plays in providing a strong academic, safe and fulfilling environment for kids. ”

Our Affiliations

AWSNA Membership

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute (GLWI) is an Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) “Candidate for Full Member” and a Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) “Developing Institute.

Mount Mary University Partnership

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute has been partnering with Mount Mary University since its inception to offer students the opportunity to earn a fully-accredited Master of Arts Degree in Education with a Waldorf Emphasis. This MA degree requires an additional 9 credits of Mount Mary coursework beyond the GLWI Certificate requirements.

Meet Our Team


Michael Imes


Summer Intensive Coordinator Michael Imes was the Director of the Great Lakes teacher development...


Pam Harsch


Early Childhood Program Coordinator Pam Harsch taught in the Early Childhood program at Prairie...


Nancy Kresin-Price


Director of Teacher Development Nancy Kresin-Price has been involved in Waldorf education for over...


Sandra J. Martin

Director of Administration

Director of Administration & Adult Enrichment Sandra Martin has both BS and MA degrees...