Staff & Associates

 

Leadership

Claus Sproll

Claus Sproll, President

is a business professional with many years of experience in
independent school administration, human service organizations, intentional communities and small businesses. He completed studies in school administration and community development at Sunbridge College and in social therapy from the School for Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland. Claus is a certified instructor in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, is the CEO of LILIPOH Publishing and has served on numerous Boards of Directors.

Pamela Benton

Pamela Benton, Vice President and CFO

has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Albright College and has worked for many years in financial administration. Her professional background includes employment in large corporations, small businesses, independent schools, retail establishments and non-profit organizations. She is an experienced school administrator, small business owner, non-profit board member, financial consultant and has served as the treasurer in several organizations.

Office Staff

Sandra Balazinski

Sandra Volgger-Balazinski

is an experienced administrative professional who enjoys working hand in hand with our clients to oversee and manage all of their administrative and advertising needs. Sandra holds a BA in Education from West Chester University, a business degree from the Swiss Business School of Zurich, Switzerland, and worked in the international insurance industry for over a decade.

Vicki Barany

Vicki Barany

provides comprehensive, full-service bookkeeping services for our clients and manages all of the administrative functions of our business office. She is an experienced professional having worked for over two decades in small businesses and non-profit organizations providing office management, bookkeeping and general administrative support.

Maggie Duffey

Maggie Pate Duffey

has extensive experience in project management with responsibility for the coordinating management of multiple projects for both non-profit and for-profit companies. Maggie has a successful record of being held accountable in building credibility, establishing rapport and maintaining communication with stakeholders at multiple levels. Maggie holds a Certificate of Paralegal Studies from Duke University, a Master of Education degree from Sunbridge College and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy from East Carolina University.

Kirsten Harper

handles a variety of areas for our clients including: Marketing coordination and strategy, website mastering, email marketing campaigns, branding, social media networking and print media design. She holds a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has several years of experience in professional advertisement design and marketing.

Maggie Mitchell

Maggie Mitchell, MBA

has comprehensive finance and accounting experience working for companies ranging in size from small to large organizations. Maggie’s experienced with month-end and year-end closings, financial statement preparation, financial transaction recording, analysis of data trends, inventory audits and analysis, and cash management tracking. Maggie has used several general ledger packages, including QuickBooks. Maggie has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Millersville University as well as a Masters in Business Administration.

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Melina Sharkey

Tammi Stein

Tammi Stein, Ph.D

is a research psychologist with experience in applied research and
program evaluation in education, public health and child welfare. She has worked with school districts, non-profits and state agencies. Tammi has guided clients in designing studies, developed quantitative and qualitative instruments, assisted in data collection and analysis, as well as presenting and interpreting results to assist clients in making data-driven decisions.

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Amanda Wagner

Specialists

Randy Evans

Randy Evans, J.D.

has been involved in Waldorf education for fifteen years as a teacher, administrator and board member. During that time, he has served as Board President, member of Core Faculty and Faculty Chair. Randy has also worked as a teacher mentor and an adult Foundation Studies Instructor. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Duke University. He has completed the coursework for the Center for Anthroposophy’s High School Teacher Education Program.

James Hagan

James Hagan, CPA

has experience in the field of public accounting specializing in small to medium sized companies, including not-for-profit entities. James experience includes preparation of month-end and year-end closings, budgets, financial statements and tax returns. He has also managed accounting staffs, served part-time controllerships and performed audits. He has used several general ledger packages including Quickbooks. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and has an active CPA license in Pennsylvania.

Kay Hoffman

Kay Hoffman

is an accomplished school administrator, Waldorf School teacher, committee chair, teacher mentor, public speaker and lecturer and accreditation team member. Kay holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and English from SUNY Albany and a Master in Education with a focus on Community Development and Waldorf Administration from Sunbridge College.

Lauren Johnson

Lauren S. Johnson

is a fund development professional with over 15 years of experience working with non-profits in education, sustainable agriculture, and the environment. Lauren focuses on stakeholder relations, communications/marketing, strategic planning and high-impact fundraising. She was Director of Development at a Waldorf School involving a multi-million dollar capital campaign, annual campaigns, grants prospecting and writing. Her previous
work experience with industrial, institutional, and creative clients involving salmon conservation, honeybees, economic development, chemical management, agriculture and land use provides Lauren with a breadth of experience across disciplines and communities of many kinds. Lauren is a trained Waldorf teacher, a former Peace Corps Volunteer, and holds a Masters in Education from Antioch New England Graduate School, an M.A. in Geography and Human Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University, and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College (Pennsylvania).

Susan Olson

Susan Olson

brings a wide range of experience and skills in the areas of school leadership, governance, organizational structure, policy development, and Human Resources. Since 2005, Susan has served as Executive Director of the Sebastopol Independent Charter School. She’s been involved in Waldorf education in the private and public sector for 20 years. Susan holds a BA from Carleton College in Political Science and Education, an MA from UCLA in Geography, and an MS in Human Resources and Organizational Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. Susan currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Credo High School and the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education, and is a Member Council Representative for the California Charter Schools Association.

Leonore Russell

Leonore Russell

brings the experience of a long career in Waldorf education, both as a teacher and administrator, to her work in AdminService. She served as Director of Admissions for eight years at the Waldorf School of Garden City, as well as High School Chair for three years. Her experience in teaching on all levels led her to participate in the AWSNA Pedagogical Colloquium and subsequently co-lead several mentor seminars. Leonore’s extensive background in education is invaluable to new schools at start-up, through mentoring, evaluating and building new programs. She specializes in Eurythmy in the Workplace as well as an artistic approach to collaborations and community learning. Leonore has a M.A. from Adelphi University and a Diploma in Eurythmy from the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.

Lydia Sadauskas

Lydia Sadauskas

is a Human Resources professional and also has experience in school admissions, outreach and development, advertising, office management, small business ownership, governance structures, and policy and procedure development. Lydia has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Duquesne University. While working for a large computer company, Lydia provided training in internal software systems and wrote and published courses for these training programs.

Kuntal Warwick

Kuntal Warwick

specializes in international communication and intercultural training to help guide the global mission of large and small organizations across a variety of fields. Kuntal has over 15 years of experience working with the government, education and arts/cultural industries and the private sector in providing diplomatic communications, intercultural skills-building, marketing and development expertise. She has worked with the University of Pennsylvania, Porter Novelli public relations, Embassy of India, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Kuntal has a B.A. in Advertising from Penn State University and an M.A. in International Communication from the School of International Service at American University.

Windy Watson

Windy Watson-Crick

has enjoyed a multi-faceted professional and volunteer career within the legal, non-profit, corporate and educational sectors. The overarching focus of her work has been effective project management, with emphases on strategic analysis and communications, community outreach, policy and procedure development, and legal research and writing. In all pursuits, Windy prioritizes building credibility, establishing rapport and maintaining communications with stakeholders. Windy holds a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

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Mia YangMia L. Yang

As an early advocate and practitioner of Waldorf education in China, she has been dedicated to promoting and coordinating Waldorf teacher training and development programs in China since 2011, and working as teaching assistants and program coordinators to support guest Waldorf teachers from the US. She has strong motivation in developing and expanding both Waldorf schools and their curriculum and pedagogy in multi-lingual, cross-cultural and diverse social contexts. Mia has recently moved to the US

Prior to her commitment to education, she had served as an event organizer and associate with a US non-profit organization to address industry-wide issues in the information technology sector, and worked with Accenture, one of world’s largest management consulting firms in Beijing. Mia received her undergraduate degree from the Business School of Tsinghua University. She also completed professional training in jazz vocal performance at Hunber College in Canada. She has earned an advanced certificate in Chinese-English simultaneous interpretation for international conferences and events.

Ning Yuan YuNing Yuan Yu

is a Waldorf teacher, poet, and one of the founders of Beijing Spring Valley Waldorf School and Chunzhigu College. He was born in China and studied at Nanjing University Teachers College, Beijing University and Sunbridge College in New York. Ning has collected rare disappearing folk story and Rhymes for six years and his collections have been published in four books. He taught in Nanjing Longchi High School, Princeton Waldorf School, Brookyln Waldorf School and George School. He received The Creative Curricula Grant Award and School Arts Partnership Grant Award for his “Chinese Folk Art in language Class” program from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New York State Council on the Arts for four years. Ning has published poems in major magazines from China and received a National Poem Award for his “Spirit of Olympics” before 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Associates

Elizabeth Dunn-Fox

has many years of experience in marketing and all aspects of fundraising, including planned/major gifts, donor base development and event coordination. She has worked in the field of non-profit management as well as financial system development for non-profit organizations, focusing on establishing a dynamic balance between programmatic ideals and operational needs, as a basis for healthy budgeting practices.

David S. Frahm, Ph. D

has a broad range of experiences in the field of public education as well as in the area of psychology. In the area of professional development he has designed and led programs on a variety of topics and has trained human service professionals and educators in crisis intervention skills. In the area of Organizational Development he has instituted processes to enhance student academic growth and character development and led successful systemic change for a regional education program and a school district. He has also led boards and committees in not-for-profit organizations. He has provided a broad range of psychological services to clients in private practice. In the area of Human Relationships he has counseled students, families and staffs and intervened in challenging HR conflicts in numerous school district settings. Education and Certifications: Ph.D. in School Psychology, (New York State licensure as a Psychologist), Certification of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Educational Administration (School District Administrator Certificate), Master of Science and CAS in School Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Social Studies.

Kristine Hunt

is a talented copy editor whose editorial work includes scholarly book publishing and grant proposals, newsletters, brochures, and annual reports for nonprofit organizations. She is also experienced in copy editing, proofreading, and indexing. While working in the health care industry, Kristine developed project management skills through writing and editing policies and procedures, training materials, and legal correspondence. Kristine has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, and completed the Weekend Foundation Year at Rudolf Steiner College.

Anne Saldo

has enjoyed a diversified administrative career, serving multiple roles within academic, entertainment, financial, legal, municipal, and medical fields. The overarching focus of her work has been exceptional customer service, with specific concentration on policy and procedure development, team building, and strategic planning. Most recently, Anne completed the MS Education program in Waldorf School Administration and Community Development at Sunbridge College. Her dissertation on Waldorf School financial aid models was published in 2009.

David Sciarretta

has served in public education as teacher and administrator for nearly twenty years. He is the founding principal of Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle School (AEACMS), a public charter school in urban San Diego, CA. AEACMS is an International Baccalaureate, California Distinguished School. Mr. Sciarretta has extensive leadership experience creating professional learning communities, maximizing governance and board work, developing and evaluating policy, and harnessing technology to improve organizational effectiveness. A Waldorf school graduate, Mr. Sciarretta holds a B.A from Bowdoin College in History and Government, a M.Ed. in Cross-cultural teaching, a California administrative services credential, and is in the final year of doctoral studies in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University.

Linda Teaman

has more than 10 years experience growing a healthcare related software company as director of sales and marketing. Integrating customer service driven referrals and internet marketing techniques, she has designed and implemented robust and successful sales plans. Her rich experience with Waldorf education, as teacher, movement specialist, operations staff member, social inclusion specialist, teaching mentor and parent, affords her a unique vantage point on running a Waldorf school. Linda has a Bachelor’s degree in K-12 Music Education from Eastern Michigan University and 17 years’ experience as a Waldorf educator. She is also currently an adjunct faculty member of the Waldorf Institute of the Great Lakes and Movement Therapist with Community Supported Anthroposophical Medicine.