An alum of Hawthorne Valley, Simon is the high school’s chairperson and biology teacher. He studied at the Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program with a Science track at the Center for Anthroposophy. His prior education includes a B.A. in Theater from Oberlin College and a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. Simon has taught the sciences (primarily biology) and music classes at Hawthorne Valley School in both the lower and high schools. Previously he guest taught at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School and Burlington College. He practiced naturopathic medicine in Vermont for seven years. Simon’s interests include natural medicine, music, writing, and performing.