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CWS Board of Trustees

The Cincinnati Waldorf School Board of Trustees is responsible for the financial health, safe operation and general oversight of the guidelines and regulations of the organization. The major responsibilities of the Board of Directors are:

  • Determine the Organization’s Mission and Purpose
  • Select the Administrative Faculty
  • Support the Administrative and Faculty Chairs and Review their Performance
  • Ensure Effective Organizational Planning
  • Ensure Adequate Resources
  • Manage Resources Effectively
  • Determine and Monitor the Organization’s Programs and Services
  • Enhance the Organization’s Public Image
  • Serve as a Court of Appeal
  • Assess Its Own Performance

Susan Gray
Board President
Licensed Massage Therapist via State Medical Board of Ohio/Self Employed
Education: BS in Leadership, College of Professional Studies Northeastern University
Board Tri-lead for High School Development
Board member since 2015

Patrick Gates
Board Vice President
Principal, Matrix Holdings, LLC
BS Geology, Michigan State University
Board Member since 2016

Mark Scheid
Board Treasurer
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Fidelity Investments
Miami University, BS Marketing
Finance Committee
Board Member since 2017

Maria Kammerer
Board Secretary
Founder, Attune: The Art of Reiki
Northern Kentucky University, BFA Fine Arts and Sculpture
CWS Administration Team/Office Manager – served for 8 years
CWS Alumni Parent
Board Member since 2017

Krista Gieske
Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office
J.D., Chase College of Law
B.A. English, Thomas More College
Board member since 2018

Lisa Jensen
Design Manager P&G
Luther College, BA Elementary Education
CWS Class teacher 1999-2005
CWS Educational Support Coordinator 2002-2006
CWS Administrative Lead 2005-2006
Board Member since 2017


Chris Sekely
CWS Kindergarten teacher since 1996
Penn State University, BS in Human Development
University of Pittsburgh, MS in Public Health
Antioch College, MEd
Waldorf Certification & Gradalis Therapeutic Certification
Returning Board member in 2016

Connie Davis
CWS Class teacher since 2003
Univerisity of the South, BA English-Literature 1985
Manufacturing Management 1986-1998
Antioch University, Waldorf Teacher Certification 2008
CWS Faculty Chair 2007
CWS Grades Chair 2012
CWS College Chair 2017
Returning Board Member 2017

John Williams
Development Committee Chair
Vice President and Program Director, Research Board
Northwestern University, BA in Economics and International Studies
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business MBA
Board Member since 2017

Karen Crick
Enrollment Director
Administrative Chair
CWS Staff member since 2000
Indiana University, BS Education
Returning Board member in 2017

Elizabeth Weaver
Board Member since 2018

Jamie Stinson
Parent Association Tri-Lead
CUNY Lehman via NYC Teaching Fellows, Master of Education Secondary English
Boston College, BA English Language and Literature
Board Member since 2018

Board Member Nomination Form
Board Handbook & By-Laws
Finance Committee Charter
Nominating Committee Charter