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20 Nelson Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850
United States


Emily Butler


Emily Butler
Director of School Administration

Emily Butler, DVM, CVAc, first encountered Waldorf education at the Waldorf School of Garden City, where she was a student for nine years. As a Fulbright Scholar, she taught English in Germany in 1988-89. After receiving her DVM from Cornell University in 1993, she practiced veterinary medicine for ten years, both in private practice and later at Cornell. Serving as the IWS board president for seven years, she helped IWS become recognized by AWSNA as a developing Waldorf School. For three years, she taught English conversation to students in grades 7-12 at the Fujino Steiner School in Japan. Currently she is completing her training in Waldorf Administration and Leadership Development at Antioch University New England. She is the mother of two boys, each of whom received over 11 years of Waldorf education.  In her spare time she enjoys swimming, playing the violin, and tending animals small and large.