The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is a self-administered, collaboratively led institution with three groups responsible for integrated, yet distinct, areas of school governance.

A Collaborative Governance Model

  • Pedagogical leadership and actualization of the mission through teaching & curriculum development
  • Teacher selection and development
  • Student selection
  • Strategic vision mission renewal

Leadership in the development of economic and community resources to support the school’s mission including:

  • Strategic planning
  • Governance
  • Budget approval
  • Fundraising leadership
  • Waldorf school’s legal affairs

Manages and develops resources in service to the school’s mission by:

  • Implementing policies and plans
  • Managing human resources
  • Facilitating daily school operations

Learn about the Waldorf School of Philadelphia's Board of Trustees by-laws.

Now Recruiting New Board Members

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is a Nursery-8th Grade urban, organic learning environment in the heart of Germantown, based on Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy of education.

A magnet for creative, community-minded people, we seek to foster and support thoughtful, socially conscious and engaged citizens. In this regard, the community at Philly Waldorf is exceptionally active, engaged and thriving. There has never been a more exciting time to join the Philly Waldorf community.

Seeking All Specialties

  • Fundraising
  • Governance
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Executive Team Leadership
  • Finance
  • Educational Leadership
  • Strategic Planning

To request a Board Information Pack or to apply, simply email a brief letter of intent and resume to Brendon Jobs, Chair of the Nominating Committee, at by August 31st.

Board of Trustees

Theresa Kaskey, President
Brendon Jobs, Vice President
Joe Mair, Treasurer
Leah Milito, Secretary

Toni Chapman
Dawn Hannah
John Medrano
Chris Morrell
Brett Naylor
Tamar Slaughter

Kasea Myers
Jennifer Persinotti

Pam Benton
Alexandra Borders


Kelly Beekman, Faculty Chair
Kasea Myers, Apple Tree Kindergarten Teacher
Darla Clark-Martin, Apple Tree Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
Kenya Mitchell, Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
Hiroko Matsukawa, Juniper Tree Kindergarten Teacher
Katie Barron, Juniper Tree Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
Sarah McIntyre, Early Childhood Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
Zdenka Gottwaldova, Primrose Kindergarten Teacher
Miki Sekiguchi, Lead Early Childhood Teacher
Roxanne Anthony, Early Childhood Chair and Snowdrop Nursery Teacher
Kerri O'Donnell, Snowdrop Nursery Assistant Teacher
Jennifer Persinotti, 1st Grade Teacher
Crystal Gibb, 2nd Grade Teacher
Cynthia Way, 3rd Grade Teacher
Irene Richardson, 4th Grade Teacher
Sasha Swayze-Dews, 5th Grade Teacher
Ellie Manka-White, 6th Grade Teacher
Eniko Imredy, 7th Grade Teacher
Oleksandra Parashchuk, 8th Grade Teacher
Hillary Burdette, Middle School Math Teacher
Anna Ziegner, Eurythmy
Michelle Adamczyk, Eurythmy Accompanist
Nicole Rodriguez, Handwork Teacher
Amanda Rogers-Petro, Music and Chorus Teacher
Elena Winston, Spanish Teacher
Mario Rodriguez, Woodworking Teacher
Harold Golden, Orchestra


Alexandra Borders, Interim Head of School
Eileen Apostolico, Bookkeeper
Pamela Benton, Business Manager
Maggie Davis, Director of Admissions
Michelle Seabreeze, Administrative Coordinator
Jamie Seibert, Remote Learning Coordinator
Olena Shumska, Development Associate
Betsy Sweeney, Director of Operations

2018-2019 Annual Report

As we look back on an exceptional year, we are so grateful for your commitment to our mission: to prepare our students for a lifetime of joy, wonder, and a deep love of learning.
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