Tucson Waldorf School is an independent, self-administered, collaboratively-led institution. Its leadership is divided into three groups that assume responsibility for integrated, yet distinct, areas of school governance. The three key leadership bodies are the Core of Teachers, the Board of Trustees, and the Administration.

Core of Teachers is responsible for the Cultural Realm of the school. It guides the pedagogy and actualizes the mission of the school through teaching, curriculum development, teacher selection, evaluation and mentoring, student selection, strategic planning and mission renewal.

Board of Trustees is responsible for the Economic Realm of the school. The Economic realm is the area of developing financial resources. The Board oversees the Mission of the school and holds the College of Teachers and the Administrative Director responsible for accomplishing the Mission. The Board is responsible for the legal, strategic planning, budget approval, fundraising leadership and risk management oversight affairs for the school.

Administration is responsible for the Rights Realm of the school. The Rights Realm is the area of agreements and equality. The Administrative Director manages and develops resources in service of the Mission of the school. She implements policies approved by the College and Board, plans and budgets, manages human resources, supervises implementation of strategic plans, facilitates and ensures the smooth daily operations of the school.

We are committed to this threefold leadership model that encompasses the administrative, pedagogical, and community realms. Decisions emerge from a process of discussion and consensus based upon respectful communication between relevant school groups. We value having a strong, collaborative model dedicated to the principles of a Waldorf education, for the benefit of our children, our families, and our community.


Jen Sorensen North Office Coordinator ecadmin@tucsonwaldorf.org
Tessa Swanson South Office Coordinator
Aaron Suski Facilities Manager
Jenny Bergdoll Accountant

Board of Trustees

Alumni Representative Olivia Hansen
Development Committee Chair Kira Dixon-Weinstein
Olga Ryan Board President
Eric Lamb Board Treasurer
Nicole Williams Early Childhood Faculty Representative
John Keeney Grades Faculty Representative
Linda Biederman Parent Council Representative parentcouncil@tucsonwaldorf.org
Lisa Archer Grades Faculty Representative lisa.archer@tucsonwaldorf.org