The goals and objectives of the Eugene Waldorf School are accomplished through the coordinated efforts of the Faculty, College, Board of Directors and Parent Council. Each of these bodies meets regularly to discuss issues and decide on policy within its given realm. These bodies are supported in their tasks by various committees which work under the auspices of each body.
The College of Teachers
The College of Teachers consists of those faculty members who, out of a sense of service to the students, the community and each other, are committed to deepening their spiritual connection to Waldorf education through studying and working together. They are responsible for administering the pedagogical affairs of the school.
The College is responsible for holding the greater well-being of the school as its principle task. It is responsible for the hiring, mentoring and evaluation of teachers, as well as ensuring the quality of the curriculum.
The Admissions Committee, the Care Group and the Teacher Search Committee are under the auspices of the College. Ideally, between three to five College members serve on the Board of Directors.
The current college members are:
Marina Taylor, Chair
Board of Directors
The Eugene Waldorf School Board is responsible for the legal and financial aspects of the school. The Board oversees and is responsible for the following committees: Finance Circle, Funds Development, Public Relations and Enrollment, Site and Safety and Strategic Planning.
The Board of Directors consists of seven to twelve members. Of those members, three to five are college members selected by the College. The rest of the seats are held by community members elected for two-year terms by a two-thirds majority at the Annual General Meeting held each spring. Board members serve in this capacity on a voluntary basis. Ideally, the Parent Council has a representative who is a board liaison. The operations of the Board are governed by the school’s official bylaws, a copy of which is available in the business office.
Board meetings are scheduled once a month, and notice of the meeting dates and times are posted in the weekly school newsletter calendar. Board meetings are generally open to the school community and interested parents are most welcome to attend. Sometimes board meetings include closed sessions during which personnel and other confidential matters are discussed.
Parents should feel free to contact any board member to make suggestions, report problems or seek clarification on board business.
The current board members are:
Peggy Blake, Chair
Ann Gahr, Secretary, Vice Chair
Ann Kneeland, Member at Large
Max Schwanekamp, Member at Large
Ian Stearns, College Representative
Atta Turck, College Representative
Morgan Vierheller, Faculty Chair
Ellen Mahoney, Administrator
See our Parent Council tab under Parent Resources for the full description of this third organizational body in the school.