Claudio Salusso was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and grew up in the city and the countryside, in the province of Cordoba. His public education was accompanied by constant political turmoil and passionate soccer life, both activities always served with wonderful Italian cuisine, and cocina criolla.
Although he earned a bachelor’s degree in Education and began teaching public school soon after, his first teaching experience was at 17 years old, as a karate instructor. He knew then in his bones that he wanted to be a teacher.
After a hiatus of three years in which Claudio lived in Europe, he came to the United States, settled down, earned a masters degree in Political Economy at San Francisco State University then abandoned the beginnings work on a PhD when he fell in love. Soon after he began teaching again and has not stopped since.
He has been teaching in the Bay Area for over 20 years, 17 of which were spent at the Marin Waldorf School. Claudio joined the New Village School teaching team in 2013, teaching core curriculum courses to children in grades 1-8.
He completed the 3-year-long Waldorf Teacher Training Program years ago, yet now at the New Village School he says, “a new training begins, one that is both inspiring and humbling.”
Students, colleagues and parents alike refer to Claudio as Senor Salusso or simply, Senor. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Katharine and their 13-year old daughter Sofia.