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, Danielle Dignan, John Froley, Elizabeth Halifax, Ghita Harris-Newton, Stacey Hubbard, John Jackson, Sami Kudsi, Secretary, Elizabeth Rutherfurd, Carina Sabharwal, Alison Sant, Vice President, Sheila Schroeder, President, Moira Walsh, 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.