A Summary of Organizational Entities

The San Francisco Waldorf School Association

  • Membership: Any person who contributes funds, other property, his or her services, or who is a parent of a child regularly enrolled in San Francisco Waldorf School, is an Association member.
  • Meetings: Annual Town Hall meeting includes a presentation of the State of the School and time for questions. February 2014 meeting summary: www.sfwaldorf.org/townhall2014. 2015 meeting date TBD:  All are welcome.

The Board of Trustees

  • Membership: Any member of the Association can nominate anyone for the Board of Trustees. The Board’s Nominations Committee then presents nominees to the full Board for a consensus vote for membership. The Board is limited to 20 voting members; at least two positions are held by members of the College of Teachers, one of which serves as Second Vice-President.
  • Current members: Craig Appel, Joan Caldarera, John Froley, Elizabeth Halifax, Stacey Hubbard, Sami Kudsi, Secretary, Adelaida Mejia, Elizabeth Rutherfurd, Carina Sabharwal, Alison Sant, Vice President, Sheila Schroeder, President, William Wolcott, Treasurer, Mike Zatopa, Caleb Buckley, Ex-Officio, Gerhard Engels, Ex-Officio
  • Meetings: Every other month, as listed on the school calendar. All are welcome for the public portion from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

College of Teachers

  • Membership: After a year at the school, a teacher may request to join or the College may extend an invitation to a teacher.
  • Current members: Mary Barhydt; John Burket; Allison Carroll; Diane David; Jessica Eicher; Dagmar Eisele; Corinne Fendell; Karmin Guzder; Stacey Hubbard; John Jackson, Co-Chair; Laurence Jaquet; Erin Kemp, Co-Chair; Karen Nelson; Tamar Resnick; Lisa Sargent; Heidi Schwarzenbach*; Patty Townsend. *in absentia
  • Meetings: At least twice monthly in closed meetings.

Grade School Steering Committee

  • Membership: Members come from the College of Teachers and Grade School faculty, plus Chair Karen Nelson
  • Current members: Allison Carroll; Diane David; Dagmar Eisele; Corinne Fendell; Karmin Guzder; Monique Grund; Stacey Hubbard; Laurence Jaquet; Erin Kemp; Karen Nelson, Chair; Tamar Resnick; Lisa Sargent; Heidi Schwarzenbach.
  • Meetings: Weekly closed meetings.

High School Steering Committee

  • Membership: Members come from the College of Teachers and High School faculty, plus Chair Jessica Eicher
  • Members: John Burkett, Paolo Carini; Jessica Eicher, Chair; Zoe Gressel; John Jackson, Patty Townsend
  • Meetings: Weekly closed meetings.

Administration

  • Membership: All non-faculty staff members are considered Administration and oversee the areas of business/finance, enrollment, advancement, and administration.
  • Members: Caleb Buckley, Administrative Director; Gerhard Engels, Director of Finance; Mitch Mitchell, Advancement Director; Cory Powers, Grade School Administrative Coordinator; Lisa Anderson, High School Administrative Coordinator; Lori Grey, Grade School Enrollment Director; Lisa Barry, High School Enrollment Director (partial list; please see school directory or the contact guide for complete list and contact information.)
  • Meetings: Ongoing closed meetings, as needed.

Administrative Council

  • Membership: Eight-member Council that includes grade school and high school faculty and administration representation.
  • Current members: Caroline Alba, Faculty; Susan Bolich-Giddens, Jessica Eicher, High School Chair; Dagmar Eisele, College Co-Chair; Gerhard Engels, Director of Finance; Erin Kemp, College Co-Chair; Mitch Mitchell, Advancement Director; Karen Nelson, Grade School Chair
  • Meetings: Weekly closed meetings. 

Participation through Parent Organizations

Grade School Parent Association

  • Membership: All parents and guardians are automatically members.
  • Meetings: Twice-monthly meetings, as listed on the school calendar. All are welcome.

Grade School Parent Association Executive Committee

  • Membership: Co-Chairs Candace Tam and Melinda Scully. Committee members Terry Pelka; Cynthia Dewar; Vicky Turk; Kris Wolcott; Krya Baele; Mari DiNardo; Stephanie Lum; Monika Leitz. Each class also has a liaison to Council.
  • Meetings: Twice-monthly meetings, as listed on the school calendar. All welcome to attend.

High School Parent Council

  • Membership: All parents and guardians are automatically members.
  • Meetings: Twice a year meetings, as listed on the school calendar. All welcome.

High School Parent Council Executive Committee

  • Membership: Representatives from each class, at least two per grade.
  • Current Members: Grade 12: Margaret Grisz-Dow; Charlie Spiegel, Jim Stearns; Lorraine Woodruff-Long; Grade 11: Karen Staller, Tammy McMillan; Grade 10: Margot Engels, Jen Wallace, Grade 9: TBD.
  • Meetings: Twice-monthly meetings, once among Executive Committee and once with the school Administration, as listed on the school calendar. All are welcome.