John J. Ciofalo earned his BA in History from Colorado University, and an MA and PhD in Art History and Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa. He taught for two decades at the university level and recently four years as a high school and middle school Waldorf teacher. He is the author of a number of books and articles, his most recent book was about a family trip he took into the Deep South to honor heroines of the civil rights movement. He has two children, one who went all the way from early childhood in a Waldorf school to graduating from a Waldorf high school. His other is currently following in her brother’s footsteps.