Lorraine Shiarappa
Director of Lifespan Religious Education

I have spent a lifetime devoted to the education of children and families and to teaching programs that include toddlers, parents, teens and adults. With a degree in music education from the College of New Jersey and a teaching certification in Waldorf methodology and curriculum from Sunbridge College, I am an elementary class teacher at the Waldorf School of Princeton. I am a trained Simplicity Parenting Group Leader, supporting parents in the challenges of parenting in an ever-changing world. Deepening work in my own spirituality has led to my position as Director of Lifespan Religious Education at the congregation. I believe that by learning and working together we grow in our understanding of ourselves and the greater world and that small, positive actions can sometimes produce great transformation. I am married and the mother of an adult son and daughter. When time permits, I enjoy playing flute and piano, gardening, cooking, reading voraciously and a variety of handcrafts.