Grae Baker

Head of School

Donna Bryant Goertz

School Founder - Director Emerita

Donald Goertz (1939-2017)

Executive Director (1986-2014)

Director Emeritus (2014-2017)

Administrative and Support Staff

Amber Miller

Director of Admissions

Dawn Michal

Director of Operations

Sandy Bartholome

Business Manager

Joseph Aken

Elementary Level Coordinator

Jinny Gonzalez

Early Childhood Coordinator

Amanda Brown

Director of Development

Lois O'Brien

Office Manager

Cheryl McGee

Admissions Coordinator

Sonal Bowness

Communications Coordinator and Librarian

Kelly Jarrell

Director of Campus Operations - Great Northern Campus

Sveta Pais

Parent Partnership Coordinator

Robbie Burnett

Office Support

Johnna Shelton

Early Arrival and South Campus Support

Jerry Pippins

Maintenance Director

Lucinda Castillo

Shuttle Driver

Parent-Infant Community

Gwen Logan

Parent Infant Education and Study of Human Development

Erin Boardman

Parent Infant Education

Youngest Children's Communities

Paije Long

Butterfly Garden Guide

Mireille Blond

Butterfly Garden Assistant

Margarita Ruiz

Hummingbird Garden Guide

Abigail Adams

Hummingbird Garden Assistant

Yates Phillips

Youngest Children's Community - Casa de Suenos

Children's House Communities

Elizabeth Suggs

Cypress Cottage Guide

Laura Clapp

Cypress Cottage Assistant

Gabrielle Kotkov

Laurel Cottage Guide

Mariah Stewart

Laurel Cottage Assistant

Angela Eagle

Magnolia Cottage Lead Guide

Valerie Pheasant

Magnolia Cottage Guide

Jesse Jahnke

Magnolia Cottage Support Assistant

Socorro Aguilar

Magnolia Cottage Assistant

Kate Hearne

Persimmon Cottage Guide

Acacia Covington

Persimmon Cottage Assistant

Jessenia Giron

Pomegranate Cottage Guide

Matt Williams

Pomegranate Cottage Assistant

Priya Salem

Redbud Community Guide

Mary Ann Collins

Redbud Community Assistant

Early Elementary Communities

Jamie Stone

Heartsong Community Guide

Laurel Gressett

Heartsong Community Assistant

Erik Rivas-Rivas

Windsong Community Guide

Chris Long

Windsong Community Assistant

Diana Day

Birdsong Community Guide

Kat Hartley

Birdsong Community Assistant

Upper Elementary Communities

Libby Head

Nova Community Guide

Worth Koch

Nova Assistant

Nicholas Pippins

Terra Community Guide

Khara Vincent

Terra Community Assistant

Gaines Creek Adolescent Community

Tom Logan

Program Guide and Instructor

Jesse Gevirtz

Pedagogical Coordinator and Instructor

Bill Sneed

Administrative Coordinator and Instructor

Veronique Mareen

Farm Manager and Instructor

Kathryn Noack


Casita / Clubhouse Staff

Mandy Weeks

Clubhouse Leader - Sunset Trail Campus

Corrine Simonelli

Clubhouse Assistant - Sunset Trail Campus

Lynn Hunt

Casita Leader - Sunset Trail Campus

Emily St. Amand-Poliakoff

Casita Assistant - Sunset Trail Campus

Lee Ann Perry

Casita Leader - Great Northern Campus

Jessica Whinery

Clubhouse Leader - Great Northern Campus

Toto Miranda

Club Mundi Leader - Gaines Creek Campus