Faculty & Administration

Bright Water Waldorf School Faculty & Administration

Bright Water Waldorf School has an experienced and committed faculty from a variety of backgrounds. All class teachers are Waldorf-trained – and all faculty are dedicated to their development as educators. The faculty and administration of Bright Water Waldorf School endeavor to work together in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, both with each other and with the parents of their students. These committed partnerships help meet each child’s educational, developmental, and social needs.

Early Childhood Faculty

Zoe Ryan: Lily Pond  Lead Teacher
Rachel Bull – Early Childhood Assistant, Lily Pond
Maggie Geare: Early Childhood Teacher/Extended Day
Robin Laskowski: Honeybees  Lead Teacher
Vicki Somoya – Early Childhood Assistant, Honeybees
Milana Norbut : Sandpiper Lead Teacher
Virginia McAllister: Sandpiper Assistant Teacher

Grade School Faculty Subject Teachers

Hiromi Yonemoto: Japanese
Emiko Lin – part-time Japanese teacher
Blake Cisneros : Spanish
David Axelrod: Math
Mary Welch: Educational Support Coordinator/ Lower Grades Assistant
Trish Bondurant: Woodwork
Hunter Toran: Movement teacher –for grades 4-8
Sara Liane Foster: Movement teacher –for grades 3-4
Anke Greer: Handwork
Melissa McCall: Eurythmist
Joe Kaplan: Eurythmy Accompanist
Susan Koelle: Strings
Bob Gale: Band


Dr. Jayasri Ghosh: Head of Schooljghosh@brightwaterschool.org
Nazneen Kateli-D’Souza: Early Childhood Admission
Katie Söderlind: Manager of Administrative and Student Services
Bryan McGriff: Development Manager
Dina Trapalis: Administrative Assistant
Julie Jetland – Director of Finance & Operations
Juan Ganz: Bookkeeper
Cindy Jordan: Pedagogical Administrator

Extended Day

Jacob Slingland