Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets monthly to lead  and foster the development of the Anchorage Waldorf School as indicated in the articles of incorporation.

Current Board Members

Renee Parks– Board Member, President

Jann Mylet – Board Member, Secretary

Laura Pannone-  Board Member, Interim Treasurer

Nick Souza – Board Member 

Kim Thomas – Board Member

Tomas Jensen- Board Member & Faculty Representative

Linda Shepherd – Ex-Officio


In early May 2014, the Board of Trustees and returning Faculty came to consensus approval of a new governance model transitioning from Administrator to Executive Director, at the recommendation of  AWS’s Strategic Planning Group, comprised of Board members, continuing faculty and community stakeholders.
Please contact any of the Board members listed above with questions, suggestions or feedback.






Operations Group

The Operations Group works  to handle communication and to ensure that faculty are regularly updated and consulted during school operations.  It is made up of the Early Childhood faculty chair, Grades faculty chair, and the Executive Director. This group meets weekly.

Parent Council

Parent Council’s purpose is to enhance the community life of the school.  It’s goals are to
– encourage active, positive communication between parents, classes, committees and the governing bodies of the school,
– inspire parent involvement in the school,
– provide a forum for parents’ ideas, initiatives and concerns,
– coordinate social and educational events for the school community, and
– strengthen our connection to the Anchorage community by hosting education events and initiating community service projects.

Fall Gala Committee

Creates a signature event that raises our school’s profile and supports our school’s financial health.

Finance Committee

Assists the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director in assuring the positive financial health of the school by monitoring finance, budgeting and making financial recommendations.

Hiring Committee
Recruits and oversees the hiring process for main classroom teachers, specialty teachers and aftercare providers.

Marketing & Enrollment Team 
Develops and executes successful marketing materials and enrollment strategy, with the goal of building the student body to a level that provides stability for the school and strengthens our vibrant learning environment.

School Store Committee
Maintains our school store as a community resource for high quality items that support Waldorf education. Volunteer school store committee members manage inventory, sales and reconciliation.

Social Health Group
Facilitates and nurtures a healthy social environment within our school community, through the integration of social inclusion and community social health programs.

WalDads + HandyGals

Meets  quarterly to work on projects around school, including grounds keeping, repair + maintenance, and organization.