"Among the social challenges
that face us today, social
isolation is a phenomenon
that stands out in terms of
the emotional distress and
damage inflicted in childhood
that can color the rest of

our lives."

~The Social Inclusion Approach

(Read More HERE)

The Social Inclusion Process
seeks to deepen and further
existing socially-inspired
practice within the school
community. As social
inclusions is of community-
wide concern, teachers, parents
and students are actively
involved in the process.

WIWS Board//Social Inclusion Iniative

WIWS Board 2018-19

Whidbey Island Waldorf School

Board of Trustees



Leigh Bloom, President

Other Affiliations: Goosefoot Community Fund Board Member, Sound Water Stewards Trained Volunteer (Pigeon Guillemot Survey w/ Whidbey Audubon & Island County Marine Resources, SWS Digging 4 Dinner Classes, SWS Sound Water University, UW Coastal Observation & Seabird Survey Team), Hearts & Hammers Volunteer.


Rick Vander Kam, Vice-President

Other Affiliations: Organizational Development Consultant, with clients including public and private education institutions, Fortune 500 companies, faith-based ministries, non-profit social service organizations, and municipal governments; Lead Instructor, Brandman University, eight month leadership development program for middle managers of a statewide credit union.

Caleb Thompson, Treasurer

Other Affiliations: Lead Developer Educator at MongoDB, NYC, NY. Chair of the Langley Woodmen Cemetery Board, Langley, WA.


Tom Marklin, Secretary

Other Affiliations: Vice President of IT, Metal Exchange Corporation, St. Louis


Pam Engler, Board Member

Other Affiliations: Sole Proprietor, Engler Accounting Service; former Board member for Seattle Waldorf School, Hazel Wolf High School (now the Seattle Waldorf High School) and the Seattle Branch of the Anthroposophical Society.


Dyanne Harshman, Faculty Representative

Other Affiliations: M.S. Ed in Waldorf Early Childhood Education from Sunbridge College, NY; adjunct faculty for Sound Circle Center for Anthroposophy in Seattle, regional representative and mentor, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.


Lori Barian, School Administrator

Other Affiliations: Board member, MaaViva: The Institute for Interconnectedness

To our Dear Community,

WIWS would like to reaffirm our commitment to creating and nurturing an inclusive,diverse and welcoming community for every student and family.

We stand in support of each and every WIWS student and family, irregardless of race, immigration status, religious affiliation or LGBTQIA identity.
We love and honor all of our students and families and feel blessed to have you all in our community.

In deep appreciation,
the WIWS Administration
on behalf of all Faculty and Staff

"Intentional community takes a surprising amount of both inner (individual) and outer (community) effort. It is the interplay between the two that gives a community both its warmth and strength."  ~Social Inclusion Trainer Lesley Diaz

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