Prairie Adams has been involved in Waldorf Education since her daughter entered the kindergarten class when the Santa Cruz Waldorf School in California opened its doors in 1976. Her involvement as a parent in various Waldorf schools continued as her family moved from Santa Cruz to Sacramento, then Auburn, and finally Boulder, Colorado. In 1985, after moving to an intentional community in the foothills of Northern Colorado, she and others began homeschooling the children, teaching the Waldorf curriculum, as well as, gardening, animal husbandry, handwork, and more. She was also engaged in teaching recorder and taking on the responsibility for various main lessons in the nearby Waldorf school.
At this time she began her studies in Eurythmy which culminated in a diploma from Eurythmy Spring Valley in 1993. From that time forward she taught kindergarten to adults and children K – 8.
In 1999 she took a first grade at the Denver Waldorf School where she remained as a class teacher for nine years with an additional year to continue the work as their delegate and conference coordinator.
Following this, she spent a year in Norway where she continued her studies in Eurythmy and received her BA from Den Nørske Eurytmihøyskule in 2012. She returned home to work as a Field Mentor Supervisor for the Hybrid Program at Rudolf Steiner College.
Aside from her position as pedagogical director for the Wasatch Charter School, she is also a founding member of the Gradalis teacher training.