Nell Smyth is a learning specialist, teacher, and consultant with extensive background in theater, playwriting, and bodywork. She was born in England and has worked in England, Italy, Spain, and the U.S., where she now resides. Her academic education includes a B.A. in literature from Leeds University, an M.A. in Afro Caribbean Studies, as well as a postgraduate certificate in education, from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She also graduated from the Emerson College Rudolf Steiner teacher training program in England. Nell brings many years of experience as a Waldorf teacher. She has taught grades one through eight, and has been developing her work with very young children for several years.