OUR COMMUNITY

Waldorf Schools do not use a traditional hierarchical governance structure. Asheville Waldorf School utilizes a three-fold organizational structure to delineate the primary functions of the school body, each serving a key metaphorical role in service to the whole. This structure mirrors our curriculum to inspire the whole child; Head, Heart and Hands.  The study of Rudolf Steiner’s work is a regular part of faculty meetings, board meetings and administrative training.

Overview of governance circles at Asheville Waldorf School : 

AWSNAP – Asheville Waldorf School Neighbors and Parents, Parent Organization (Community Development, Events and teacher support )

Anchor Circle – holds policy decisions for the school (anchor@ashevillewaldorf.org)

  • AWSNAP Parent Rep: Adam Matar
  • Faculty Rep: Todd Crowe
  • Faculty Rep: Deborah Dornemann
  • Board Rep: Kerry Dontchos
  • Board Rep: Lee Heyne
  • Parent Rep: Catherine Cope
  • Admin Rep: Helene Smith

Leadership Team  – Responsible for HR, Operations Calendar, Conflict resolution/mediation (LT@ashevillewaldorf.org)

  • Faculty Rep: Deborah Dornemann
  • Board Rep: Kerry Dontchos
  • Parent Rep: Catherine Cope

Board  – Legal, Fiscal, Long-Term Planning (board@ashevillewaldorf.org)

  • Lee Heyne, Board President
  • Kerry Dontchos, Vice President
  • Molly Hernon, Secretary
  • Phil Tucker, Parent Representative
  • Elizabeth Hromada, Faculty Representative
  • Elizabeth Erb, Faculty Representative
  • Judy McKay, Community Representative
  • Sharon Price, Community Representative
  • Austen Sandifer, Community Representative

Faculty Circle – all the amazing, beautiful work with our children! (And lots of meetings) 

  • Grades Teachers
  • Early Childhood Teachers
  • Subject Teachers
  • Remedial Teachers