Faculty and Staff

Waldorf faculty members are a varied and dedicated group of individuals. They have come to the school with valuable life experience in fields outside of teaching, such as art, music, business, theater and sports. Many have taught previously in the public school system or in other private schools. Each of our teachers has participated in formal training at a recognized Waldorf teacher training center in the United States or in Europe.

In all Waldorf schools, a class teacher works with the same group of children for a number of years — ideally from first through eighth grade — monitoring each child’s academic achievement and striving to help each student achieve their full potential. As the teachers’ knowledge of the children deepens through the years, they are in an ideal position to contribute to the healthy intellectual, emotional and social development of each child. Through the challenge of teaching a new curriculum each year, the class teachers bring interest and enthusiasm to their work, and as students observe the teacher personalizing the world of knowledge, they grow in confidence that they, too, can master the many subjects before them.

Early Childhood

Growing Together Parent-Tot Class, Brenda Haak
Preschool, Brenda Haak
Kindergarten, Mary Lou Bala
Kindergarten, Eileen McMonigal
Kindergarten, Kristin Brenner
Miss Brenda’s Preschool, Extended Day and Parent-Tot Assistant, Kerry Bradley Joly
Miss Mary Lou’s Kindergarten Assistant, Lori Niesen
Miss Mary Lou’s Extended Day, Sara Homstad
Miss Eileen’s Kindergarten Assistant, Caitlin Reilly
Miss Eileen’s Extended Day, Emily Buckley
Miss Kristin’s Kindergarten Assistant, Katie Paredes
Miss Kristin’s Extended Day, Kerry Bradley Joly

Grades One through Eight

Grade One, Elizabeth Lenarz-Wyatt
Grade Two, Harper Moore
Grade Three, Amy Rodrigue
Grade Four, Lara Brackett
Grade Five, Marjorie Maier
Grade Six, Johanna Garcia
Grade Seven, David Maier
Grade Eight, Kirsten Riehle

Subject Teachers

Handwork, Joyce Olson-Kapell
Movement and Woodworking, Kurt Curtin
French, Kathleen Reagan-Anderson
String Ensemble, Margot Olsen
Recorder Ensemble, Sarah Erickson Lume
Choir, Anna Dains
Extra Lesson, Conradine Sanborn
Math Specialist, Kit Canright
Reading Specialist, Dawn Schuette-McKinnon



Administrative Director, Frances Kane
Business Manager, JoLynn Schulte
Development Director, Ed Nelsen
Bookkeeper, Denise Harrison
Student Services Coordinator, Tiffany LaFond
Enrollment & Outreach Coordinator
Building Manager, Craig Wenberg
Administrative Assistant, Vanessa Ardolino
Administrative Assistant, Megan Lewis
School Nurse (from District #623)