Our Business Team assists schools in the development, governance and administrative realms. They work with parents, administrators, faculty and boards to understand their roles and responsibilities within the school’s 3-fold organization.
Donna has been a teacher and administrator in Waldorf schools, both public and private since 1983. She is founder of an independent Waldorf school in Hawaii where she raised her 4 children. She has a Masters Degree in Education and Waldorf teacher training from Antioch University New England, and received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Principal licensure from University of Denver in Colorado.
Donna brings over 30 years of experience and training in Waldorf schools and charters, as well as experience in public education where she worked for 3 years in Denver Public Schools with English Language Learners and children in poverty. Her expertise in school leadership, compliance issues, school culture and Waldorf education within the public school system facilitates what we, as GRADALIS, are committed to—helping Waldorf schools become healthy, successful models of Waldorf education. She has been Principal of 2 charter schools—1 Waldorf—each with over 500 students and has facilitated enormous growth in both. She is passionate about bringing Waldorf education into the public realm in a healthy way—leading to prosperous and fulfilling school culture for all community members.
Tim has dedicated his life to improving the Healthcare System in the U.S. He was a hospital administrator for years in Denver and currently is Executive Director of Strategic Development at IMC Inc. (Integrated Medical Campus) located in Boulder, Colorado. He received his Masters Degree in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from the University of Colorado Medical Center.
Tim became passionate about helping Waldorf schools when he learned about this inspired education in 1999. Since that time, he has assisted Waldorf schools in development, strategic and business planning, and secured a $6.3M bond for a Waldorf charter school through his skills in negotiation, Business Plan Development and financial documentation. He works with the entire community to develop a plan designed specifically for individual schools. These useful documents help guide schools into the future through conscious, meaningful and inclusive processes.
Donna and Tim have worked together helping charter schools for 15 years.