waldorf teaching

Meet the Staff at City of Lakes Waldorf School

At City of Lakes Waldorf School, Waldorf teaching is considered an art—one that requires talent, training, sensitivity and passion.

We’re fortunate to have a strong staff of educators, each and every one of whom is dedicated to understanding your child and nurturing their development.

Grades Teachers

Eighth Grade Teacher Lauri Pierce

Lauri Pierce

Eighth Grade Teacher

About the Grade 8 Curriculum

Seventh Grade Teacher Peter Lawton

Peter Lawton

Seventh Grade Teacher

About the Grade 7 Curriculum

Sixth Grade Teacher Danielle Enblom

Danielle Enblom

Sixth Grade Teacher

About the Grade 6 Curriculum

Fifth Grade Teacher Jessica Crawford

Jessica Crawford

Fifth Grade Teacher

About the Grade 5 Curriculum

Fourth Grade Teacher Rosie Cole

Rosie Cole

Fourth Grade Teacher

About the Grade 4 Curriculum

Third Grade Teacher Alison Johnson

Alison Johnson

Third Grade Teacher

About the Grade 3 Curriculum

Second Grade Teacher Sarina Partridge

Sarina Partridge

Second Grade Teacher

About the Grade 2 Curriculum

First Grade Teacher Daniel Abdon

Daniel Abdon

First Grade Teacher

About the Grade 1 Curriculum

Early Childhood Teachers

Preschool Teacher Anna Ridgeway

Anna Ridgeway

Preschool Teacher
Preschool Teacher Anette Safverblad

Anette Safverblad

Preschool Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher Jessi Lisell

Jessi Lisell

Kindergarten Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher Melissa McPartland

Melissa McPartland

Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher Elena Orsak

Elena Orsak

Kindergarten Teacher
Kindergarten Assistant Julia Borger

Julia Borger

Kindergarten Assistant
Preschool Assistant Sue Ivers

Sue Ivers

Preschool Assistant
Kindergarten Assistant Cory Mahlke

Cory Mahlke

Kindergarten Assistant

Kindergarten Assistant Louise Miller

Louise Miller

Kindergarten Assistant
Preschool Assistant Sarah Rose Miller

Sarah Rose Miller

Preschool Assistant
Kindergarten Assistant Jenny Nelson

Jenny Nelson

Kindergarten Assistant

Subject Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Extended Day

Woodwork Assistant and Grades Extended Day Teacher Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson

Woodwork Assistant and Grades Extended Day Teacher
Grades Extended Day Teacher Gavin Arnold

Gavin Arnold

Grades Extended Day Teacher
Handwork Assistant An Barnes

An Barnes

Handwork Assistant
Educational Support Teacher Neela Bettaglio

Neela Bettaglio

Educational Support Teacher

First Grade Assistant Susan Buckley

Susan Buckley

First Grade Assistant
Math Teacher Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley

Math Teacher
Kindergarten Aftercare Teacher Lindsay Buesgens

Lindsay Buesgens

Kindergarten Aftercare Teacher
Movement and Games Teacher Jason Burnstein

Jason Burnstein

Movement and Games Teacher

Little Sprouts Teacher Peggy Carlson

Peggy Carlson

Little Sprouts Teacher
Grades Extended Day Teacher Jesse Carroll

Jesse Carroll

Grades Extended Day Teacher
Spanish Teacher Andres Hernandez

Andrés Hernández

Spanish Teacher

Grades 1-8 Assistant Brad Kampf

Brad Kampf

Grades 1-8 Assistant
Art and Woodwork Teacher Kevin Kane

Kevin Kane

Art and Woodwork Teacher
Handwork Teacher Elizabeth Kelley

Elizabeth Kelley

Handwork Teacher
Social Health Coordinator Ann Meany

Ann Meany

Social Health Coordinator

Educational Support Teacher Kerry Miller

Kerry Miller

Educational Support Teacher
Grades Extended Day Coordinator Carlisle Evans Peck

Carlisle Evans Peck

Grades Extended Day Coordinator
Grades Extended Day Teacher Alison Johnson

Carlos Rodriguez-Medina

Preschool Aftercare and Extended Day Teacher
Gardening Teacher Tal Simchoni

Tal Simchoni

Gardening Teacher

Kindergarten Aftercare and Extended Day Teacher Emily Trenholm

Emily Trenholm

Kindergarten Aftercare and Extended Day Teacher
String Ensemble Teacher Stasia Verdoljak

Stasia Verdoljak

String Ensemble Teacher


Admissions Director Caroline Askew

Caroline Askew

Admissions Director
School Store Coordinator Jen Buck

Jen Buck

School Store Coordinator
Facilities Supervisor Rex Dale

Rex Dale

Facilities Supervisor
Librarian Sally Dale

Sally Dale


Faculty Chair Marcee Hansen

Marcee Hansen

Faculty Chair
Administrative and Student Support Martha Mathis

Martha Mathis

Administrative and Student Support
Marketing, Communications, and Events Coordinator Kitty O'Brien

Kitty O’Brien

Marketing, Communications, and Events Coordinator
Front Desk Coordinator Megan O'Toole

Megan O’Toole

Front Desk Coordinator

Business and Property Manager Deb Rausch

Deb Rausch

Business and Property Manager
Development Director Lorna Schmidt

Lorna Schmidt

Development Director
Kelly Shay

Kelly Shay

Office Manager
Marti Stewart

Marti Stewart

Administrative Director