board-admin-waldorfOur Board and Administration serve as the head of our school. Together they maintain the organization and strategy of Azalea Mountain School through stewarding financial and legal responsibilities and the day-to-day operations.

The Board of Directors is comprised of parents, faculty and community members. The Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 3:30. Each meeting is open to the community. You may contact for more information.

Azalea Mountain School Board of Directors

  • Jim Brunner, Board President
  • Catherine Cope, Secretary
  • Slater Solomon, Treasurer
  • Todd Crowe, Faculty Representative
  • Ines Kinchen, Parent Representative
  • BJ Harden Jones, Parent Representative
  • Shalene Hill, Community Representative
  • Sharon Price, Community Representative
  • Tiffany Gunter, Community Representative
  • Jenn Garrett, Community Representative
  • Elizabeth McKay, Community Representative
  • Lenka Hattaway, Community Representative

Azalea Mountain School Administration

School Administrator

Jennifer Garrett


As the School Administrator Jennifer serves in many capacities to ensure Azalea Mountain School functions in a healthy way. She is one of the first faces parents meet as she works daily in our school office. Jenn serves on the Board of Directors, the Leadership Team, the Business Committee, and the Fundraising Team. She received her BS from University of Florida and her NC Teaching Licensure from UNCA. In April of 2015 she attended a year long program for Waldorf Administration and Leadership Development program, at Antioch University. Jenn is the mother of two beautiful daughters and enjoys raising chickens, baking, gardening and camping. You may contact Jenn at

Faculty Coordinator

John Cunningham

John Cunningham has been involved in Waldorf education since 1979, initially as a founding parent of a little Waldorf school on Orcas Island. He became a class and woodworking teacher in southern Oregon in 1986 after his Waldorf training at Emerson College. While teaching, he was also active in the AWSNA Delegates’ Circle and Western Regional Committee where he visited and mentored developing schools. In 2000, he trained with Marshall Rosenberg in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and became a certified trainer. Over the last seventeen years, while traveling and training throughout the world, he has forged a conceptually practical bridge between NVC and anthroposophy. In 2010, he trained with Dominic Barter in Restorative Circles, a community-based alternative response to conflict; he longs to empower individuals to co-creatively transform conflict into resilient community. John is a social artist; he brings warmth, humor and new ways to explore the human encounter. He and his wife, Cat, are delighted to join the Azalea Mountain School community.

Enrollment Coordinator

Brita Nordgren Wolf

Brita attended the Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC fro2016-ams-headshots-36-edit-1-1-ratio-low-resm preschool-8th grade, where her mother also taught. Ever grateful for the opportunity to experience Waldorf Education first hand, she is a passionate advocate for Waldorf Education and strives to help new and returning families connect with AMS through her role as the school’s Enrollment Coordinator. Brita holds a BA in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and studied furniture design and woodworking at Capellagården in Sweden.  Brita is a mother of two young daughters, both of which attend Azalea Mountain School. She enjoys baking, sewing, carving spoons and spending as much time outdoors with her family as she can.

You may contact Brita at