Golden Leaves

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

BOARD MEMBERS

JOHN WILLIAMS

Acting Board President
Co-Owner of Exito Group, LLC
Northwestern University, BA in Economics and International Studies
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business MBA
Board Member since 2017

PATRICK GATES

Board Vice President & Treasurer
Principal, Matrix Holdings, LLC
BS Geology, Michigan State University
High School Chair
Facilities Chair
Board Member since 2016

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

CONNIE DAVIS
CWS Faculty Chair
University of the South, BA English-Literature 1985
Antioch University, Waldorf Teacher Certification 2008
CWS Class teacher since 2003
CWS Grades Chair 2012
CWS College Chair 2017
Returning Board Member 2017

CHRIS SEKELY

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

ELIZABETH WEAVER

Parent Association Tri-Lead

Board Member since 2018

SUSAN GRAY

Administrative Lead

Licensed Massage Therapist via State Medical Board of Ohio/Self EmployedEducation: BS in Leadership, College of Professional Studies Northeastern UniversityBoard Tri-lead for High School DevelopmentBoard member since 2015sgray@cinciwaldorf.org

ERIN PEABODY 
Writer/Author
BS Environmental Science, University of Kentucky
Member since 2019

AMY FAVRET 

Parent Association Tri-Lead
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Cultural Resources Lead, Midwest United States
Senior Archaeologist/Principal Investigator
Northern Kentucky University, BA Anthropology and Geology, 1999
Ball State University, MA Anthropology 2005
Board Member since 2019

NATHAN ZEIGLER
Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Vice President of Culture and Inclusion, Bon Secours Mercy Health
The University of Toledo, Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, MA in English, BA in Spanish
Board Member since 2019

CWS BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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