Ruby Pinyuh-Derovan

Ruby Pinyuh-Derovan

Co Teacher, Tuesday-Thursday programs

Ruby is a lover of nature, of humans, of life itself. She grew up rambling through the hills and along the coastline of California, spending every spare moment looking under rocks, tangled in tree branches, and jumping in creeks. Ruby began working with children at age fifteen, helping lead a nature-based girl’s program in Fairfax. During her last year of high school, she worked as the assistant teacher in a Waldorf-inspired Kindergarten classroom. The magic, heart, and curiosity of young children deeply inspired and delighted her. She was prompted to enter the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training, where she is now completing her final year.

In addition to her work as a Kindergarten teacher, Ruby has worked with children in many outdoor settings. Working as an outdoor educator, a garden teacher, a naturalist, Ruby has delighted in sharing her love of the outdoors with young people. She continues to explore and learn from nature on a daily basis.

Ruby has completed the UC Naturalist training, and is also a Wilderness First Responder. Ruby can be found singing in trees, surfing in the ocean at dawn, playing fiddle anywhere and everywhere, and thoroughly enjoying life.