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The Board of Trustees is a group of community members and faculty leaders who develop and execute legal and financial strategies, maintain organizational integrity, and support the vision of the College and their teaching faculty, to ensure the institutional stability of our school. 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

  • Assess Its Own Performance


Amie Duncan

Parent Member/P.A. Lead

Board member since 2022

Clinical Psychologist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Ph.D. – University of Alabama, B.S. – University of Dayton

Connie Davis

CWS Faculty Chair

Returning Board member 2017

University of the South, BA English-Literature 1985
Antioch University, Waldorf Teacher Certification 2008

Esly Caldwell

Board Secretary

Board member since 2021

Co-owner, Caldwell Family Wellness. Licensed Acupuncturist

B.A., American Studies Earlham College, 2000, MS Chinese Medicine, Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, 2008

Joshua Dorsey

Board Treasurer

Board Member since 2021

CEO, Radiology Associates of Northern Kentucky, PLLC

B.A. Management, University of Kentucky, MHA,The Ohio State University

Finance Committee member

Maggie Jones

Parent Member/Facilities Lead

Board member since 2023

Research Technician, University of Cincinnati, Aquatic Biologist, Jones Fish Hatchery

Bachelor’s in Biology, Xavier University 2005

Mom of 3 men-in-the-making

Rickey Harris

Alum Parent/High School Lead

Board member since 2020

B.A., Political Communications, Queens College, C.U.N.Y., M.A., Secondary Education, Queens College, C.U.N.Y.

Bari Mairose

CWS Faculty Representative

Board member since 2021

Sweet Pea Preschool Lead Teacher

University of Cincinnati, BA History, University of Cincinnati, DAAP, BS Design

Sophia’s Hearth, Waldorf Early Childhood Certification, Department Faculty Chair, Alumni Parent and CWS Community Member since 2004

Dan Bryant

Parent Member/Communications Lead

Board member since 2023

Executive Producer and Consultant, Hungrydan LLC

University of Iowa, B.A. English

Jeffrey Brandt

Board President

Board member 2013 - 2018 and 2021 to present (former Board president 2014 - 2017)

Attorney, practicing in federal criminal defense

Indiana University, B.S. 1992
University of Toledo College of Law, 1995

Former adjunct professor at Xavier University & Cincinnati State

Kelly Gruber

Parent Member/Development Lead

Board member since 2022

Marketing Professional & Consultant, Landscape Designer

Fish & Wildlife Management, Hocking College, Fine Arts, Ohio University

Development Committee member

Nick Hummel

Board Vice President

Board member since 2022

AVP Claim Operations, Great American Insurance Group -

University of Dayton, BA in Political Science, Indiana Institute of Technology, MBA

Susan Gray

CWS Administrative Director

Board member since 2015, Former Board President 2019-2021

Licensed Massage Therapist via State Medical Board of Ohio/Self Employed

BS in Leadership, College of Professional Studies Northeastern University

Board Tri-lead for High School Development

For access to the Board of Trustees meeting minutes, please email Libby Rupp.

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