Jan lives and works (mostly) at Camphill Special School’s Beaver Run campus, where he was a class teacher working with teenagers with developmental disabilities for about six years, before joining the Core Faculty of what is now the Camphill Academy’s Curative Education Program. Having been part of the long journey towards the formation of the Camphill Academy, Jan also now serves as its President. In addition, he carries responsibilities within the international network of professional education programs in anthroposophic curative education and social therapy under the umbrella of the International Curative Education and Social Therapy Council. This has given him the opportunity to work with colleagues all over the world and he has taught and consulted in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Central Asia.
Besides holding certificates in Waldorf education and anthroposophic curative education, Jan studied psychology, theology and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh, where he completed an MA (Hons) degree in Psychology. In addition, he holds an MA in Educational Leadership with Pennsylvania Instructional Certification in Special Education from Immaculata University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation Sciences from the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Cologne.