Our faculty and administrative team bring a diverse set of skills and experience to the Nelson Waldorf School, along with passion for teaching and learning, and respect for the students, community, and each other.

Early Childhood Education

Jasmine Thexton

ECE Manager

Melissa Turner

Daisies ECE Lead Teacher

Daryn McGreish

Honeysuckles ECE Lead Teacher

Brianna Knox

Marigold ECE Lead Teacher

Benchamin O’Flynn

Honeysuckles ECE Assistant

Hillary Ries

Marigold ECE Assistant

Esther Rose Searle

After School Program Coordinator

Class Teachers

Heather Keczan

Squirrels Kindergarten Teacher

Nancy Liknes

Bunnies Kindergarten Teacher

Caitlin Venditti

Class 1 / 2 Teacher

Amanda Butterworth

Class 3 Teacher

Ralf Hoerger

Class 4 Teacher

Marcelo Goncalves

Class 5 teacher

Carly Ristow

Class 6 Teacher

Solenn Vogel

Class 7 Teacher

Leah Vivian

Class 8 Teacher

Graham Muncaster

Class 9 Teacher

Debora Oese-Lloyd


Subject Teachers

Marie-Paule Berthiaume

French Teacher

Natasha Kraus

Handwork Teacher

Mark Hamilton

Woodwork Teacher

Joy Pritchard

Music Teacher

Timo Suomi

Physical Education Teacher

Deborah Wilkins

Student Support

Teaching Assistants

Maria Seeger

Squirrels Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Gilia MacKay

Bunnies Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Rosanna Benbow

Gr 1/ 2 Teaching Assistant

Lorraine Ballentine

Gr 3 Teaching Assistant

Andrea Spencer

Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Felicia Marrast

Handwork Teaching Assistant

Administration and Support Staff

Lesli Lancaster

Executive Director

Gerda Hammerer

Executive Assistant

Rinkoo Susan Saji

School Administrator

Mary Searchfield

Program Coordinator

Gino Perrault

Facilities Manager

Shane Boehm


Mike West


Leslie Dutertre


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