Marcel de Leuw, was born in 1948 in Someren, the Netherlands. He worked for many years as a teacher in a public primary school and later in a school for children with special needs, both situated in an underdeveloped quarter (achterstandswijk) in the Netherlands. He has been a teacher at the The Hague Waldorf School since 1976 and active in the Waldorf School Movement, both nationally and internationally throughout this time. After some time of initially combining international and national work and activities, he later committed himself fulltime to teaching, both as a Eurythmy and Class Teacher in pedagogy and didactics at Hogeschool Helicon. Marcel has particular specialization and a deep connection to ‘The study of man as basis for pedagogic’, given as lectures by R. Steiner 1919. He was the coordinator of the Pedagogical Section of the Anthroposophical Society in the Netherlands, faculty of the School for Spiritual Science, and member of the international conference of the Pedagogical Section (Haager Kreis). An artful lecturer and writer, some of his publication include, ‘Jonas’, ‘Vrije Opvoedkunst’ and ‘Bezinning op Opvoedkunst’.