About Our Teachers

The Apple Blossom School and Family Center was founded in Wilton, Connecticut in the Spring of 2004 by Jessica Khoshabo, Erika Loker, and Marcia Marquis with the help of an enthusiastic and supportive parent body. We opened the doors of our temporary home in the Gilbert & Bennet School Building in Fall 2004. By Spring of 2005 we finished renovations and moved to our current home at 440 Danbury Road, Wilton, Connecticut.  After being a developing member of WECAN, Apple Blossom School was awarded full member status in December 2015.

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Jessica Khoshabo

Lead teacher for Five Day Kindergarten

Jessica is a trained Waldorf early childhood teacher and mother of two children. She is a founding teacher of the Apple Blossom School and Family Center and has been, teaching parents and children for thirteen years.


Dasha Bukovska

Assistant teacher for the Nursery Program

Dasha, a Czech native, received her Master’s Degree in Psychosocial Science, Comparative Religion and Theology from Charles University in Prague in 2000. She first learned about Waldorf education when she took classes in Developmental Psychology.


Betsy Priest

Assistant teacher for the Nursery Class and Lead Pillars of Parenting Teacher

Betsy joined Apple Blossom School (fall 2017), shortly after she and her family moved from San Rafael, CA to Southport, CT. Betsy was the Handwork Teacher at the Novato Charter School, a Waldorf Methods public school, for over 12 years.


Allison Reznik

Lead teacher for the Nursery Program

Allison has a passion for the importance of the early childhood years and has been working with children for as long as she can remember. She received her MS in Early Childhood Special Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City in 1995.


Rosa Rodriguez

Teacher for the Extended Care Program and assistant teacher for the Kindergarten Program

Rosa is passionate about working with children. She studied Psychopedagogy with a focus on special education at Colegio Universitario De Psicopedagogia in Venezuela.

Donna Mayo

Teacher for the Extended Care Program

Donna has taught Waldorf early childhood education since 2005. She attended Sunbridge College and received a Waldorf Elementary Certification in 2002 and Waldorf Early Childhood completion certificates.


Laura McDonald

Lead teacher for the Parent and Child programs

Laura received her MSW from Fordham University and received Waldorf training from Autriche University. For more than twenty years, she has taught Kindergarten at Housatonic Valley Waldorf School (HVWS) in Newtown, CT.


Samantha Adams

Assistant teacher for the Kindergarten Program.

Samantha is a passionate life long learner and seeker of knowledge, who resonates deeply with the Waldorf philosophy and system of teaching.

Marcia Marquis

Co-Founder and Teacher Emeritus

Marcia received an Associates Degree from Franklin College, Switzerland in 1973. She received a B.A. from Skidmore College in 1975. Marcia is a founding teacher of Apple Blossom School.