Paolo Carini


High School
Physics Consultant and Mentor

Born in Rome, Italy, Paolo Carini studied physics at the University of Rome where he received his B.A. in 1988. Two years later, Paolo came to the United States with his family to conduct research at Stanford University, where he earned his Ph.D. in physics. During that time,Paolo became familiar with Waldorf education. He continued his research at Amherst College under the supervision of Professor Arthur Zajonc, who served as General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America at the time. In 1997, Dr. Carini returned to California with his family to help pioneer the San Francisco Waldorf High School, where he continues to teach physics and mathematics. He earned his Waldorf teacher certification at the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training in 2002, and he has served as a faculty member in that program for the past eight years. Mr. Carini taught our physics block in 2012-13, and he continues work with the high school as a mentor and consultant.