Trustees & Leadership


Waldorf schools operate with a governance structure of shared leadership. HVWS is governed by a Board of Trustees and a College of Teachers, and is supported by an Administrative team. The Board of Trustees is responsible for financial, legal, and property matters. Decisions about teaching matters belong to the College of Teachers, drawn from faculty leadership.

The Administration oversees the daily operations of the school. The Leadership Council, comprised of representatives from the Board, College, and Administration, serves as a point of contact for parents with questions or concerns.

Trustees Mission Statement

The Board of Trustees of the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School is responsible for the financial stability, physical well-being and legal interests of the school. We serve and support the community in the achievement of the school’s mission.

Current Trustees

  • Laura Stotz, President, HVWS Parent
  • Nathalie Bennett, Vice President, HVWS Alumni Parent
  • Naveen Terway, Treasurer, HVWS Parent
  • Charlotte Bergmans, HVWS Alumni Parent
  • Nigel Harrison, HVWS Teacher
  • Jeff James, HVWS Parent
  • Marcela Perez, HVWS Teacher and Alumni Parent
  • Lisa Tassone, HVWS Parent
  • Leslie Lew, College Chair
  • Laura Stotz, Board President
  • Alex Exley, Business Manager
  • Therese Lederer, Enrollment Director

Contact Leadership Council

  • Marleen De Grande
  • Isabel Gandara
  • Leslie Lew, Chair
  • Carrie Reilly
  • Emily Remensperger
  • Carol Reznikoff
  • Laura Wittmer
  • Therese Lederer