History & Social Studies
Ms. FitzGibbon, Credo English and Social Studies teacher, earned her BA in history from U.C. Santa Cruz, her teaching credentials from San Jose State University, her Waldorf Teacher Certification from the Center for Educational Renewal, and her Master’s Degree from Dominican University. She has taught English and Social Studies at a junior high school in Morgan Hill and Waldorf kindergarten at SunRidge Charter School. Ms. FitzGibbon is a cohort guide for the class of 2021 and is the mother of two Waldorf graduates. Brighid.FitzGibbon@Credohigh.org
Ms. Bliquez, Credo English teacher, has a teaching credential from Sonoma State University, an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College, a BA from Connecticut College and a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to her work as an editor for Tin House literary magazine, Ms. Bliquez has taught English in Istanbul, Turkey and at various community colleges in the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area. She is the mother of two Waldorf students, and she serves as a cohort guide for the Echo cohort.
Mr. Bojarsky, Credo math and science teacher, is a longtime Waldorf math and science teacher who comes to us from Haelakala Waldorf High School in Maui. He previously spent twelve years teaching math and physics at Natomas Charter School, seven years teaching math and science at the Sacramento Waldorf High School and six years at Highland Hall Waldorf High School in Los Angeles. Mr. Bojarsky has a BS in Chemistry, and MS in Geoscience, a Waldorf teaching certificate from Emerson College in England and single subject teaching credentials in math and physics. Mikko.Bojarsky@Credohigh.org
Dr. Shaw teaches physics, chemistry, woodturning, robotics and the electric vehicle and design elective. He grew up in England, where he earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of Exeter and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Bradford. He spent four years as a post-doctoral research fellow at King’s College, London, focusing on methods and applications of magnetic resonance, then moved to San Diego, where he worked as a physicist in private industry, developing magnetic methods and devices for the detection of contraband and explosives in concealed locations. In 1995, Dr. Shaw moved to Sebastopol to pursue his lifelong love of craft as a blacksmith and woodturner, and in 2004 he inaugurated the green woodworking program at Sebastopol Independent Charter School, where he taught for eight years. Dr. Shaw earned his teaching credentials in Physics and Chemistry from Sonoma State University. He is the father of a Credo graduate.
Monica Roney, Credo’s Spanish teacher, earned her BA in Spanish Literature and Culture from CSULB and completed her studies in Madrid, Spain at La Complutense University certification program while living abroad for several years. She brings her lifelong love for languages and teaching Spanish for more than 20 years in the Bay Area to Credo High. She enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, hiking, cooking, and staying active. Email: Monica.Roney@Credohigh.org
Visual, Practical & Performing Arts
Academic & College Counseling
Ms. Tuchel, Credo’s Student Services Director, is well-known to the Credo community as a teacher and administrator at the Sebastopol Charter School from 1995-2017. Ms. Tuchel earned her BA in Biology from San Francisco State University and her California teaching credential from Dominican University. She earned her Waldorf teacher certification at the Center for Educational Renewal and studied Waldorf remedial education at Rudolf Steiner College. She trained as a Collaborative Counselor and Simplicity Parenting facilitator with Kim John Payne at Antioch University. Ms. Tuchel is an artist, a writer, a naturalist, a calligrapher, a singer, a mother and grandmother. She enjoys gardening, playing the guitar, walking her dog, bird watching, botanizing, and hiking.
Social & Emotional Counseling
Ms. Eyen supervises our team of counseling interns and trainees. She earned her BA in Psychology and MA in Outdoor Recreation from Ohio University. After 10 years of teaching as an outdoor educator and wilderness guide, she earned her Masters in Community Counseling from Sonoma State University. She has worked as a counselor with West County Community Services, Support Our Students counseling clinic, five local elementary schools, and Credo. Her training as a vision quest guide with Rites of Passage, Inc. led to her guiding wilderness rites of passage programs for three local high schools. Prior to working at Credo, Ms. Eyen was a vision quest guide with Earthways and Wilderness Reflections. She is a founder of The Earth Camp Collective and The Center for Nature Based Mentoring. Her son is a Waldorf student. Vanessa.Eyen@Credohigh.org