Executive Director | Stacy Durych

Enrollment Team | Bruni Benner & Maggie Heide

Bookkeeper | Laura Pannone

Administrative Assistant | Wendy Turner

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The Anchorage Waldorf School administrative staff is here to serve you. In order to better facilitate answering your questions and fulfilling your needs, please see our individual areas of responsibilities listed below:

Administrative Assistant

  • Answers general questions and/or directs to appropriate person, coordinates & directs information flow
  • If a student is ill or hurt, makes sure they get the care they need; notifies parent(s) if appropriate
  • Manages database & phone directory
  • Handles student record requests
  • Supports the Executive Director in the administrative realm


  • Facilitates a smooth admissions process for new families
  • Conducts informational events: tours, open houses, Grandparents’ Day and others.
  • Oversees and edits publication of the newsletter
  • Fosters communication with alumni and hosts Alumni Night annually
  • Supports the Executive Director in promoting and articulating the AWS vision and purpose to the greater community


  • Manages tuition contracts and oversees re-enrollment process
  • Manages fiscal budget, bank accounts, cash flow and insurance policies
  • Responsible for financial policies, payroll and reporting, and business reporting – Federal, State, non-profit, and AWSNA
  • Facilitates annual audit
  • Supports Budget/Finance, and Tuition Assistance Committees
  • Reviews accounts receivables, payables, reimbursements and check requests
  • Supports the Executive Director in establishing and enhancing  the fiscal health of the school

Executive Director

  • Upholds the vision, purpose and core values of the school
  • Strengthens the school’s relationship to Waldorf  education and underlying principles
  • Builds trust in the school community
  • Brings clarity to policies, processes, and communication
  • Fosters a culture of active participation and collaboration
  • Ensures the stability of the school by effectively administering the daily operations in the realms of facilities and infrastructure, finances, enrollment, development, fundraising, public relations, personnel and educational programs