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The Denver Waldorf School Association

The Denver Waldorf School awakens and inspires students' critical thinking, emotional intelligence and artistic expression, preparing them to bring relevant contributions to the world.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
26
Full Time Staff:
44
Contract Staff:
25
Volunteers Annually:
350
Retention Rate:
67%

Kelly Church, Administrative Director
Start Date: 2015

Kelly Church is the Administrative Director and reports to the Board of Trustees

Brianna Kaiser, Admissions Director
Start Date: 2017

Brianna Kaiser is a former teacher at DWS and a past member of the College of Teachers, and an Ex-Officio member of the the Board of Trustees.

Darlene Gilchrist, Pedagogical Director
Start Date: 2019

Darlene has been a part of DWS since 1994. She enrolled at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California, then began her teaching career with a Preschool Kindergarten teaching position in Texas before moving to Denver. As well as working for one year in our school's administration, she worked in our Preschool Kindergarten for three years before moving into the role of a class teacher. She earned her Waldorf teaching certificate from Sunbridge College in March 2006. Darlene has taken one class from 1st through 8th Grade.

Mike McHenry, High School Director
Start Date: 2017

Mike McHenry has been a counselor to the high school and joined DWS close to a decade ago.

Craig A Bond, Development Director
Start Date: 2017

Craig Bond is an Ex-Officio member of the Board of Trustees

He serves on The Board Development Committee, The Development Committee, The Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, The Strategic Planning Committee and The Marketing Committee

Laurie Thompson, Business Director
Start Date: 2017

Laurie is our Business Director that is an Ex-Officio Board of Trustee Member.

She sits on the Finance Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee, Human Resources, and the Strategic Planning Committee.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
11
Term Length:
3 Year
Term Limit:
9 Year
Total # of Board Members:
14
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
8
Male:
6

Black or African American:
1
Asian:
0
White:
9
Hispanic or Latino:
2
Multiracial:
2
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

7

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

85%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

50%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

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Committees

Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Development
Board Development / Board Orientation
Building
Capital Campaign
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Development / Funds / Grants/ Gifts
Education
Executive
Facilities
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Legal/Litigation
Marketing
Property Committee
Staff Development
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

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