"The healthy social life is found
when in the mirror of each
human soul the whole community
finds its reflection,
and when in the community
the virtue of each one
is living."

--Rudolf Steiner

Our Board of Trustees

Vision & Mission:

The Board of Trustees of Whidbey Island Waldorf School is charged with task of holding steady the vision of the school and safeguarding its fiduciary health. In conjunction with the work of the faculty, administration and parent community, the Board ultimately serves the student body by ensuring that the school's mission is upheld in all of its workings.

Meet the Board:

Trudy McDanniel

Board President

Craig Fleck

Board Vice President

Ken Stephens


Ken was a vocal performance major at Webster University in St. Louis. He worked for the Opera Theater of St. Louis as a producer in the Education and Outreach department, managing five programs and reaching more than 6,000 students annually.

In 1997, Ken and his wife, Nydia, moved to Lake Stevens, WA. They then moved to Whidbey Island in 2005 specifically for Whidbey Island Waldorf School. Ken now works inthe Information Technology field as a Network Administator. Ken and Nydia have three children at the school, Cedar, Rowen and River.

Chuck Canright


Chuck moved to Whidbey island in 2005 with his wife, Robyn Calvin, and two children, Vienna and Slater (both are WIWS students).

Chuck is a Senior Director at Panasonic Avionics where he has worked for 15 years. As a volunteer at WIWS, he has served on the Hiring Committee and now on the Board of Trustees, for which he is the Treasurer. He lives in Freeland with his family and multiple pets.

Dyanne Harshmann

Faculty Representative

Renate Schubert


Dana Macinnis

Parent Council Representative

(photo/bio soon...)

Maureen Marklin


Maureen Marklin serves as WIWS' lead Administrator. She comes to this work after earning her MD from Michigan State University in 1991 and work in Anatomic Pathology in St. Louis, Missouri.  She moved to Whidbey Island with her husband Tom and sons Troy and Brad after discovering Waldorf Education.

Maureen is in the process of completing her training in Waldorf Administration and Community Building at Sunbridge College in New York. Her service to the Board of Trustees is one of the many ways she supports our school and the larger Waldorf Education movement.

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