Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty & Staff

Early Childhood Program Director

Holly Koteen-Soulé received her BA and MA from Antioch University in Seattle and studied Waldorf education at Emerson College. She was a Waldorf Early Childhood teacher for 25 years, first at the Seattle Waldorf School and then at the Bright Water School, where she taught Kindergarten and also pioneered the first Parent and Child classes in the Seattle area. She was a founding member of Sound Circle Center and is currently serving as the Director of Early Childhood Education. She is a member of the WECAN Board and served as the WECAN Coordinator of Teacher Education for five years. She is also member of the Pedagogical Section Council of the Anthroposophical Society.

Early Childhood Assistant Program Director

Somer Serpe trained as an artist and as a teacher, earning her BFA degree at Parsons School of Design and her Masters in Waldorf Early Childhood Education at Sunbridge College. After teaching Nursery and Kindergarten at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School for 15 years, Somer now leads the Parent Child Program.  Somer is a Northeast Regional Representative for WECAN and serves as a mentor for teachers and schools as well as an inspirational coach for parents. She leads workshops and parent education opportunities around the country. In the classroom,  Somer enjoys gardening, puppetry,  singing, purposeful work and creating healing stories for children and parents. 

Grades Assistant Program Director

Bonnie Freundlich holds a Diploma from the Eurythmeum in Stuttgart, Germany, an M.A. in Creative Arts in Therapy and a B.A. in Literature. She has worked as a movement therapist in therapeutic and educational settings and has taught eurythmy in Waldorf schools since 2000. She has also served as an Administrator in Waldorf schools and previously in an academic hospital. Bonnie understands it is an honor to support the growth of each child on a unique journey and enjoys connecting with students from her early years of teaching, now young adults. In her free time, Bonnie gardens at her biodynamic farm on Whidbey Island. 

Pedagogical Coordinator

 Michael Soulé is a Waldorf educator and consultant with more than 30 years’ experience working for, advising and advocating for Waldorf schools throughout the US, Mexico, Canada and other parts of the world. He completed training in Spacial Dynamics and Waldorf teaching, holds an MA In Waldorf Education and studied at the Social Development Centre at Emerson College. He has been a class teacher, movement teacher, school administrator, board member, regional rep, Leader of Programs for AWSNA and is currently a consultant to several schools. He’s a founding member at Sound Circle Center in Seattle, where he helped create and direct the NW Mentoring seminar.  Michael earned degrees from Northwestern University and UC Berkeley and helped found and lead several non-profit organizations earlier in his career. 

Practicum Supervisor

Sally Boyd’s love of learning inspired her in her studies in English at Portland State University, in Waldorf Teacher Training at Sunbridge Institute, in Goetheanum Studies at Rudolf Steiner College, and in many curriculum and anthroposophical courses. She began class teaching on Orcas Island and then took three classes grades 1-8 at the Kimberton Waldorf School in Pennsylvania. She then moved to Whidbey Island and taught as a special subject and class teacher at the Whidbey Island Waldorf School. During her 34 years of teaching, she also mentored teachers, led teacher training courses, and taught blocks at different Waldorf schools. Now retired from class teaching, Sally finds time to read, explore different arts, garden, and help homeschool her grandchildren. 

Core Faculty Member

Kenya Strong finds her deepest joy in helping others reach their greatest potential. She carries all of her life experiences into her services to help her connect with her students and colleagues. She has a Masters degree in Education and a Waldorf certification. As a Certified Life Coach and consultant to support families adjusting to our shifting social paradigm, she brings more than twenty five years of teaching and service experience. During her Waldorf teaching years, Kenya founded and chaired her school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to help move her community into relevant and timely transformation. She continues her growth and work to bring equality and social justice to the forefront of education. 

Core Faculty Member

Leslie Wetzonis Woolverton: I have lived my entire life drawn to all aspects of DEI, even before it was given a clean, contemporary title. Diversity work encompasses an endless cycle of emotions - joy, acceptance, empathy, resistance, trauma and pain. Becoming aware of this can fundamentally lead us back to joy- certainly to growth- as we move towards greater love, honor, and  acceptance for us all. Our selfless work together must happen in order to bring real change in our world and allow our true humanity to blossom. Our work supporting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice is for all of us. By actively seeking conversations that develop courageous spaces, we can build hope and interest for us all. By sharing our stories and lived experiences, with active listening, we can establish and build trust. 

Core Faculty Member

Camille Hines-Parker grew up on Long Island, surrounded by nature and a close-knit family from the Caribbean. Rhythmic gymnastics became a passion of hers, and over her teenage years, she trained at the Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs and Marquette, Michigan. Camille studied theatre at The Juilliard School and attended Saint Edward's University. Camille has worked in theatre, Shakespeare festivals, film, radio, and television. Waldorf education entered Camille's life after the birth of her second son, leading Camille to study at the Waldorf Institute of Southern California and at Sound Circle Center of Anthroposophy, from which she is a graduate. Camille is a co-founder and educator at Threefold Village, a Waldorf hybrid homeschool-based community in Los Angeles.  

Adjunct Faculty

Robyn Jones

Daniel Stokes

Nettie Fabrie

Wim Gottenbos

Jana Hawley

Guest Faculty

Nancy Pfeiffer

Clara Velez

Ornella Bettencourt

My Huynh Trinh, WA

Nancy Blanning, Denver, CO

Laurie Clark, Denver, CO 

Magdalena Toran, Amherst, MA

Leading With Spirit Core Faculty

Lisa Mahar, Keene, NH 

Michael Soule, Whidbey Island, WA

Mara White, Boston, MA 

Marti Stewart, Minneapolis, MN

Sian Owen Cruise, Ann Arbor, MI