About Mrs. Lugo

Amanda M. Lugo, M.A.Ed., has been working with children in education since 2006.

She is a member of an indigenous, bi-racial, bilingual family with an investment in

Waldorf-inspired education and educational social justice initiatives.

She is interested in cultivating empathy

and creating emotionally safer spaces for young children

while nourishing a love for and connection with the natural world.


At The Maple Hill Play Garden, she strives to create a nurturing, inclusive, home-like environment

to foster children's emotional growth and well-being.

Recent Professional Development and Community Involvement:

Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference (Collaborative for Educational Services, Spring 2018)

Social Justice: Exploring Place, Race, Class, and Gender in Waldorf Education (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America [AWSNA], Summer 2018)

Undoing Racism Workshop (Undoing Racism Organizing Collective [UROC] with material from The People's Institute, Spring 2019)

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) committee member (The Hartsbrook School, 2017 - present)

Diversity Committee member (The Common School, 2018 - present)

Social Justice Committee member (Crocker Farm Elementary, 2019 - present)

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) Study Group Co-Facilitator (The Hartsbrook School, 2019 - present)