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

Mary Lou Bala

Kindergarten Teacher

Eileen McMonigal

Kindergarten Teacher

Kristin Brenner

Preschool Teacher
Lori Niesen

Lori Niesen

Early Childhood Assistant

Kerry Bradley Joly

Early Childhood Assistant

Caitlin Reilly

Early Childhood Assistant

Sara Homstad

Early Childhood Assistant

Katie Paredes

Early Childhood Assistant

Grades Teachers

Kirsten Albrecht Riehle

First Grade Teacher

Elizabeth Lenarz-Wyatt

Second Grade Teacher

Harper Moore

Third Grade Teacher
Amy Rodrigue

Amy Rodrigue

Fourth Grade Teacher

Johanna Garcia

Seventh Grade Teacher
Lara Brackett

Lara Brackett

Fifth Grade Teacher
David Maier

David Maier

Eighth Grade Teacher

Marjorie Maier

Sixth Grade Teacher

Subject Teachers

Teacher, Class

Kit Canright

Math Specialist
Kurt Curtin

Kurt Curtin

Movement and Woodworking Teacher

Anna Dains

Choir Teacher

Sarah Erickson Lume

Recorder Ensemble Teacher

Kathleen Reagan-Anderson

French Teacher

Margot Olsen

String Ensemble Teacher

Conradine Sanborn

Extra Lesson Teacher

Joyce Olson-Kapell

Handwork Teacher
Teacher, Class

Sophia Swank

Reading Specialist


Frances Kane

Administrative Director
JoLynn Schulte

JoLynn Schulte

Business Manager
Ed Nelsen

Ed Nelsen

Development Director

Denise Harrison


 Craig Wenberg

Building Manager
Teacher, Class

Julia Weidner

Student Services Coordinator

Vanessa Ardolino

Administrative Assistant
Teacher, Class

Lacey Griffin

Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator
Teacher, Class

Anna Warn

School Nurse (from District #623)