The Board of Trustees (the Board) at Shining Mountain Waldorf School (SMWS), in constructive partnership with the School Director and the Governance Council, manages effective governance of the school. The Board ensures that the Mission Statement, core values and purposes of SMWS are reflected in its operation.
The Board establishes congruence of decisions by promoting a culture of inquiry, mutual respect, and constructive debate that leads to sound decision-making shared amongst the school’s leadership bodies.
The Board strives to promote an ethos of transparency by ensuring that community members have access to information regarding finances, operations, and results.
The School Director is the only employee of SMWS who is hired and overseen directly by the Board.
Individuals who have displayed enthusiastic leadership and accountability during committee work, as well as sincere interest in helping Shining Mountain Waldorf School achieve its mission statement, are considered for service on the Board. The Board also considers for membership on the Board people outside of the Shining Mountain community who have demonstrated commitment to community service and support the ideals of Shining Mountain. If you are interested in serving on the Board or would like to recommend someone for service on the Board, please contact the Board President or any other Trustee.
When making decisions, Board members must put the interests of the school above all else.
Generally the Board meets once a month, usually the week following the Finance Committee Meeting. The Board strives to focus on longer range strategic thinking to guide the direction of Shining Mountain Waldorf School. The Board handles most of its operational work through committees. Each Committee Chair’s written report communicating all projects and challenges is delivered to The Board of Trustees prior to the monthly Board meeting. Board meetings are listed on the school’s web Calendar Tab under Board and Board Committee Calendar.
The first 15 minutes of every regular meeting, from 5:30-5:45 pm, are reserved for community members to visit with the Board and ask questions or make comments. If a response is appropriate, the Board will not respond at that time, but promises to respond within one week.
Trustees of the Board and the committees on which they serve:
email@example.com | C 720-434-9142
Fund Development Committee Chair, Committee on Trustees
firstname.lastname@example.org | C 303-961-2756
Committee on Trustees Chair
Search Task Force Chair
email@example.com | 612-414-7254
firstname.lastname@example.org | C 303-506-7889
email@example.com | C 310-699-7611
firstname.lastname@example.org | C 720-353-2838
Board President, Committee on Trustees, Search Task Force
Mary Beth Fifer
email@example.com | W 303-951-8555 | C 720-352-0050
Faculty, Committee on Trustees, Search Task Force
Andy Wyckoff Judson
firstname.lastname@example.org | 303-946-8085
Cooperation Committee, Investment Committee
email@example.com | 303-229-1498
Alumnae Committee Chair
firstname.lastname@example.org | 303-908-5230
email@example.com | 303-665-1481
Board Treasurer, Finance Committee, Investment Committee
firstname.lastname@example.org | 303-881-2222
Danicas@gmail.com | C 303-579-6221
email@example.com | 720-940-8724
Cooperation Committee Chair, Finance Committee
firstname.lastname@example.org | 303-447-1973
email@example.com | 303-951-8536
Interim School Director
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Updated January 24, 2015