A Goodbye Note from Ester Ruttman

11 February 2019

Dear Parents,

It is with such a heavy heart that I say goodbye to Imhoff Waldorf School. I have come to know and love so many of you and your children. The laughter and fun that I have shared with the children in the classes and the creative ideas and courageous, hard work that I have been privileged to experience and share in so many groups with you, will stay with me for a very long time. I look forward to turning the memories over and over in the years to come…

During my 5 years at Imhoff I have grown as a storyteller, dancer, singer and teacher, but most importantly as a human being. It is indeed a very special place that seems to create a path of growth and transformation for all that connect to it. I know that the whole community: parents, children and colleagues have been a part of my experience of growth. I am deeply thankful for the input from my colleagues – it has been such a privilege to get to know them and to be able to learn from them. And I am truly humbled by the many opportunities I have received here.

It is quite hard for me to realise that I will not be a day-to-day part of Imhoff’s immediate future and plans for growth! I have no doubt that the school will do very well in the coming years and grow and flourish on the new land. Being part of this incredible movement will keep me firmly connected to everything that happens here.

I will start at Constantia Waldorf School at the beginning of the Second Term. Working nearer home and my daughter’s school will allow me to spend more time with her and to play a bigger part in her high school activities. I hope to see many of you at fairs and other shared Waldorf school events as well as just around here – I will find it impossible to not come and visit!


Ester Ruttmann