Alumni Spotlight

Charlotte McCoubrey

After graduating from the Waldorf School of Philadelphia in 2005, Charlotte McCoubrey went on to immerse herself in the arts at CAPA – The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. After completing her high school education, she turned her focus to the study of Marketing and Communications, first at Ithaca College and then at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she graduated with a BA in Communications.

Now, she works here in Philadelphia’s Center City at Eastern Standard as a Business Development Associate, helping to increase the firm’s client base and overall visibility in the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond. Charlotte enjoys marrying her love of the creative with her work life, saying, “I work in a space that is fueled by creativity and I’m surrounded by people who are dedicated to their craft — creating beautiful experiences with clients who have great stories to tell and compelling missions to get behind, and I get to be a part of that.”

Much of this love for creative expression in the everyday came from her educational experience at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia. She not only appreciates the incorporation of arts into curriculum, but the holistic nature of all things in Waldorf education — including attention to interpersonal relationships and social emotional learning.

“I think the education gave me an appreciation for learning and understanding of how we can benefit when we have access to a well-rounded, holistic curriculum. My teachers at Waldorf were concerned with how I was developing as a person, and not just how I was performing academically. I can see how that benefited me greatly — it definitely gave me a sense of independence and individuality.”

Charlotte is excited about what her future holds and knows that whatever comes, she will be focused on finding creative outlets in her career and personal life. “I hope to keep progressing in my career, and to find and create new opportunities in both my personal and professional life that allow for creative expression. It’s important to me that I never lose my sense of curiosity and affinity for creating beautiful things. This drive was really fostered during my time at Waldorf.”

About Charlotte

  • Class of 2005
  • The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts
  • Ithaca College
  • Tulane University