Board of Trustees, Co-Chair As a member of the 8th Grade graduating class of ’94, Emily knows from personal experience how fun and rewarding it is to be a student at MWS, and she is happy to be the parent of a first grader. After attending Northfield Mount Hermon, Emily earned a liberal arts degree from Oberlin College. She went on to work for her family’s business, W.S. Badger Company, and has held various management positions in Customer Service, Marketing and Sales. She diversified her experience with two years spent as the General Manager for Baudelaire where she learned the elements of Purchasing, Human Resources and Accounting. Emily then returned to Badger and is currently the VP of Sales & Marketing and part of the family leadership team. Emily has served on the MWS Board since 2014 and she also chairs the Enrollment & Outreach Committee and serves on the Governance Committee and Strategic Planning Committee. firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Trustees, Co-Chair Mary was introduced to Waldorf education ten years ago through Parent and Child classes with her daughter Ella, who is now a seventh grade student at MWS. These early experiences left a deep impression, both as a parent and as a teacher educator, that Waldorf’s foundation in a deep reverence for children and cultivation of the unique skills and gifts of every child was a truly remarkable approach. For over 25 years, Mary has been a trainer and independent consultant for both public and independent schools in diversity and social justice education and progressive school reform. She is highly skilled in facilitation and working with racially, culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Mary serves on numerous boards including the National Association of Multicultural Education, The Winchester Learning Center, Monadnock Family Services and Brattleboro School of Dance. Mary joined the MWS Board in 2016 and is working to cultivate a deeper awareness and understanding of diversity knowledge and practice at MWS. email@example.com
Board of Trustees Dan Goldstein, together with his wife, Laura Williams, are recent New Hampshire transplants. Two of their children, Ruth (an Ass’t Professor, UC Irvine Department of Int’l Studies) and Ben (an attorney in Los Angeles) are graduates of the Waldorf School of Baltimore and Dan credits Waldorf education with nurturing their compassion, imagination, integrity and intelligence. He was chair of the Waldorf School of Baltimore from 1992-1997. He was a co-founder of Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP a Baltimore Maryland firm known for its civil rights work and is happily retired to Lake Spofford. firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Trustees Anny was first introduced to Waldorf education by her husband, who is a member of the MWS 8th grade graduating class of ‘95, by his siblings and parents, who all attended a Waldorf school, as well as by his late grandmother, who was a teacher at The Waldorf School of Garden City. As a result, Anny has come to learn and appreciate the many benefits of a Waldorf education. Her daughter just completed her first year of kindergarten at MWS, making her a third generation Waldorf student! Anny holds a B.A. in Arts and Humanity in History from Keene State College and a Masters degree in Business Administration in Human Resources Management from Franklin Pierce University. She is an experienced human resources professional in the areas of employee relations, talent acquisition and talent management.
Board of Trustees Sandy has served as a member of the MWS Board since 2012 and currently serves as Chair of the Personnel Committee. She was introduced to Waldorf education by a co-worker and friend whose children had attended MWS, and she enrolled her daughter at the nursery kindergarten in its wonderful setting. After attending a tour of the Elementary school, Sandy and her husband were immediately impressed with the knowledge, poise and well-roundedness of the students and decided to continue on in Waldorf education. Their two children are now students at the high school. In her day job, Sandy works as an actuary for Liberty Mutual Insurance in Keene and enjoys bringing her methodical thinking and spreadsheet skills to as many MWS Board tasks as possible. In her free time, Sandy enjoys cross-country skiing and playing the pipe organ. Sandy is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and lives in Keene. email@example.com
Board of Trustees Jeff came to MWS as a somewhat reluctant parent in 2005. Since then, after studying the effectiveness of educational systems in the United States and other countries, he has recognized that Waldorf education brings an excellent mix of challenge, development and environment for students to succeed and be happy in school, as well as in a demanding world. Jeff’s eldest daughter graduated from the 8th grade in 2013; his youngest daughter is a current MWS student. After a 26-year career with Markem Corporation in Keene, Jeff retired as Markem’s President in 2008. Jeff has served on numerous non-profit boards, including the Monadnock Conservancy, Monadnock United Way and Impact Monadnock. He is also a Director of three for-profit companies. Jeff has been a Trustee of MWS since 2012, where he contributes his management and leadership experience. Jeff is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School and lives with his family in Marlborough. firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Trustees, School Administrator Tiffany started her career as a teacher in a public school and began to search for a different kind of education. She moved on to teach at St. John’s Parish Day School, an independent school in Ellicott City, Maryland, that gave teachers the space to create their curriculum in a more creative, hands-on teaching environment. Tiffany left teaching in 2008 to take on a leadership role that allowed her to combine her passion for education with her interest in the business elements of running a school. She has now spent 9 years in school leadership, the last four as Head of School, and in that time she also received her Masters in Administration and Supervision. Her wealth of administrative experience includes development, enrollment, strategic planning, budgeting and marketing. Tiffany’s educational quest ultimately led her to Waldorf education, which she enthusiastically describes as genuinely “child-focused education." email@example.com (603) 357-4442 x104