Cynthia “Cyd” Ponce

Ms. Cyd is originally from New Jersey and moved to Arizona as a teenager. She has worked with children for over a decade filling various roles as a caregiver, including home care for children with developmental disabilities and as a private nanny. The birth of her daughter, now a TWS student, prompted her to search for an educational approach that resonated with her both as a parent and a caregiver. Through a family Ms. Cyd worked for, she discovered the Tucson Waldorf School. Ms. Cyd’s involvement with TWS began when she and her daughter attended the Quail’s Nest parent-child classes. Soon after joining Quail’s Nest, she was hired as an assistant in the early childhood extended day program and later as a nursery assistant teacher in the Sunflower Garden class. Cyd worked for years as an aide with a student in the Grades program.

Ms Cyd is a graduate of the Antioch Waldorf Foundation Studies Course, a pre-requisite for all Waldorf teacher training. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, hiking, picnics, and being outside.