Administrator & Enrollment Director, Jeanne Larsen

Education – Middlebury College, B. A.,  Alaska Pacific University, M.A.T. , Spacial Dynamics Training Certification

Jeanne came to Alaska in 1984, “just for the summer.”  She has been a member of the Aurora/Anchorage Waldorf School community since 1994, as a parent, volunteer, Board of Trustee member, Movement Teacher, and Administrator. Jeanne and her husband are the proud parents of two AWS graduates: Molly, class of 2005 and Frances, class of 2009. The Larsen  family spends summers at their commercial set net salmon fish site on Kodiak Island.

Business Manager, Joy Rivera

Administrative Assistant, Darcel Daigh

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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:

Reception, Darcel Daigh

  • 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

Enrollment, Jeanne Larsen

  • Facilitates new families’ entry into the school (admissions process)
  • Conducts informational events – school open houses and visitation days
  • Oversees and edits publication of the newsletter
  • Participates in Admin Council, Marketing and Gala Committees
  • Coordinates communication with alumni

Business Manager, Joy Rivera

  • 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, Tuition Assistance and Safety Committees
  • Approves accounts receivable, payables, reimbursements and check requests

Administrator, Jeanne Larsen

  • Carries the vision of the school in the administrative realm, providing administrative leadership to the various groups who share responsibility for the school through the facilitation, coordination, and communication of the school’s short and long term goals
  • Provides leadership to the administrative staff
  • Handles public relations with parents and the community
  • Has a presence with all school committees
  • Participates actively in Admin Council, Faculty and Board