Noelle Frerichs joined Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor as a high school mathematics teacher in 2017 and now enjoys teaching both mathematics and physics. Prior to joining RSSAA, she spent time as a class teacher at the Oakland Steiner School in Rochester Hills, Michigan as well as many years as an automotive engineer at both Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz. Noelle received a Bachelor of Science with honors in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from Oakland University. She worked in the automotive industry for 15 years, focused on chassis design and development and emissions certification, toured supplier manufacturing plants around the world, and hired and trained employees. During that time, she completed her Waldorf grades teacher training through the Waldorf Institute of Southeast Michigan. She has also completed the coursework for the Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program at the Center for Anthroposophy and will finalize her high school certification upon completion of her research project. Noelle is passionate about Waldorf Education and enjoys collaborating with colleagues and continuously learning new things. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys reading, spending time outdoors with her family and pets, doing creative projects, and travelling.