Board of Trustees, Co-chair A Waldorf graduate, Michael attended Great Barrington Waldorf School , followed by Hawthorne Valley Waldorf High School. He studied Environmental Science and Human Development at Prescott College, pioneering some of Prescott’s first classes on developing sustainable communities. Michael has lived and worked in several communities, including Camphill Minnesota and Camphill Triform in upstate NY. He lived as a Buddhist monk for seven years in Plum Village, France, where he worked closely with Zen Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. He is a lineage holding Dharma Teacher in the Order of Interbeing and offers mindfulness and meditation retreats around the country. With high school sweetheart, dearest friend and partner in all things, Fern Dorresteyn, Michael founded the MorningSun Mindfulness Center in East Alstead. They have three children who attend MWS. Michael finds great joy weaving Buddhism and Anthroposophy together. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 third 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. email@example.com
First Grade Teacher, 2018-2019 Daniel originally hails from New York where he, like his five siblings, graduated from The Waldorf School of Garden City. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from The University of Scranton, he volunteered for one year in Oakland, CA at a conservation corps for inner-city youth. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Waldorf Education at Antioch University. Daniel comes to MWS after recently completing his U.S. Peace Corps service in Ecuador. For two years in the Andes, he taught environmental and music education and led a composting latrines project in his community. He studied biodynamic farming at The Pfeiffer Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY, and worked at Camp Glen Brook to help develop its farm program. In his free time Daniel enjoys playing music, biking, gardening and chopping wood. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
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, 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." firstname.lastname@example.org (603) 357-4442 x104
Board of Trustees Gabrielle is finally getting the Waldorf education she never had as child by living vicariously through her 10 year old daughter. Originally from Chicago, she graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in philosophy and psychology and spent 2 years teaching English in rural Japan after which she earned a M.Ed. from Smith. After 8 years of teaching biology and molecular genetics at The Putney School, she moved to Seattle, where she earned a ND from Bastyr University and an APRN from Seattle University. She returned Keene 10 years ago to practice family medicine at the Cheshire Medical Center. Gabrielle has served on the Enrollment and Outreach Committee and as a class parent. She is also a member of the Parents in Partnership Group at the school. In her free time she enjoys hiking, singing, gardening and trying to knit. email@example.com
Chorus & Music Nell came to Monadnock Waldorf School in 2007. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Wellesley College, with focus on music theory and conducting. Nell was a Waldorf student herself at the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor. At MWS, she leads the music program and teaches choral music and strings. Nell is a former member of the MWHS Leadership Group and taught the High School String Ensemble and All-School Chorus. Currently, Nell serves as chair of the MWS College of Teachers. In her spare time, she enjoys baking bread, playing ultimate Frisbee, and knitting sweaters. She lives in Keene with her partner, one cat, two dogs, and many musical instruments. firstname.lastname@example.org