In 2004 Ani moved from Transylvania to Canada with her husband and three children. She started working at the Halton Waldorf School in September 2007 as a kindergarten assistant in the morning and an afternoon lead teacher. Working in these roles for seven years has given her deep insights and experience with young children. Starting in 2010 she was entrusted to oversee all kindergarten afternoon programs as a program coordinator.
Ani holds a Bachelor’s degree and Masters degree in Applied Science (Industrial Engineering) from the Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania, where she also completed psychology and pedagogy courses. In 2012, she completed the Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy at the Rudolf Steiner Center in Toronto and went on to complete her Early Childhood Education teacher training, graduating in March 2014. She first encountered Waldorf education in 1995 when her firstborn child attended a Waldorf kindergarten in Europe, and since then her family has carried on this spirit.
What makes Ani special is the deep interest, love and connection she feels for young children. She is devoted to her family, the culinary arts, camping, being outdoors, hiking, canoeing, and taking long and peaceful walks.