Faculty

“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.” – R. Steiner

 

 

Douglas Garrett

Douglas Garrett – Administrator

“There are many great Waldorf and Rudolf Steiner quotes that I love. When I think of my two daughters, Waldorf graduates now 27 and 30 years […]

Jeanne Ring

Jeanne Ring – Business Services Manager and Algebra Teacher

“I love that the children are taught to their developmental age. Everything is taught at the right time for what a […]

Carolyn Wise

Carolyn Wise – Admissions Coordinator

“I first learned about Waldorf education 12 years ago when my eldest child was ready to start attending school.”

Stepping inside of the Wonder Garden classroom […]

Michelle Lawrence

Michelle Lawrence – Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Michelle Lawrence”The moment I walked through the doors of Prairie Hill, I felt like I had come upon a treasure and was immediately […]

Vicki Hoppe

Vicki Hoppe – Financial Services Manager

“Waldorf education is about the children. Coming to work and seeing the magic that happens within them makes the work I do more rewarding.”

Vicki […]

Sally Sommer

Sally Sommer – Program Services Manager/Health Room Coordinator

I was lucky to find Waldorf education soon after graduating college. Working with so many families through the years has enriched my life […]

Don Kamine

Don Kamine – Buildings and Grounds Manager

Don Kamine”The one thing I love about Prairie Hill is the chickens and the gardens that the children and the teachers plant and […]

Glen Lehnigk

Glen Lehnigk – Custodian

Glen is a familiar face at Prairie Hill, endlessly going up and down the halls with his mop and always eager to come back the next […]

Sandra Martin

Sandra Martin – Faculty Chair

Sandra Martin has been an educator for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Masters of Science degree […]

Stanlee Maliszewski

Stanlee Maliszewski – Playgroup Coordinator

“Once upon a time I worked with adults with developmental and mental disabilities and then moved in to the corporate world. Upon entering motherhood, which […]

Vicki Kingsbury

Vicki Kingsbury – Wonder Garden

“Every aspect of the Waldorf curriculum contains the gift of being powerfully transformative. It begins with the way we respect, love, nurture and treasure your […]

Kim Bair

Kim Bair – Linden Tree Kindergarten

“I have a passion for being outdoors and sharing laughter with the children.”

Before teaching, Kim worked at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy […]

Erin Houlihan

Erin Houlihan – Juniper Tree Kindergarten

“If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, […]

Lisa Mullaney

Lisa Mullaney - Grade 1

“I don’t personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.” -Maya Angelou

Lisa is thrilled to be joining Prairie Hill this year and hopes to bring […]

Chris Kilmer

Chris Kilmer – Grade 2

“To unlock the potential of each student and help guide them to becoming creative, free-thinking individuals is one of the greatest gifts the teaching provides. […]

Mechthilde Moser

Mechthilde Moser – Grades 3 and 4

“The seeds we spread now in childhood will come to flourish in later life like a beautiful flower; if we, the teacher and […]

Maggie Herbst

Maggie Herbst – Grade 5

Maggie had been the general music teacher and a grades substitute teacher at Tamarack Waldorf School from 2008 until she joined Prairie Hill in 2012. […]

Sandy Loucks

Sandy Loucks – Grade 6

“I love to teach. I love to watch as children take hold of themselves and develop into unique individuals, who stand for something; who are […]

Corinne Lorian

Corinne Lorian – Grade 7

“I strive to recognize the children before me, and to empower them to joyfully embrace both their gifts and challenges with strength and confidence. Waldorf […]

Megan Link

Megan Link – Grade 8

Megan Link”I believe our role is to show the children the goodness and beauty in themselves and the world, which will spark their imagination and […]

Amy Schroeder

Amy Schroeder – Learning Support

“Every child has a different learning style and every child can be successful when they are taught in a way that addresses their learning style. […]

Carmen Fernandez

Carmen Fernandez – Spanish

“Give every child a small peek of the world, so they want to explore the rest on their own. Waldorf education introduces world languages from Grade […]

Cheryl Vermillion

Cheryl Vermillion – Physical Education, Movement and Games

Dawn Imes

Dawn Imes – Handwork and Woodwork

Dawn ImesDawn has been our practical arts teacher at Prairie Hill for more than 15 years. She is mom to three Prairie Hill Graduates […]

Hilarie Morrow Kane

Hilarie Morrow Kane – Librarian

“Since my student days, my career goal has been to ‘get good books to kids’. It is a joy to work with students at Prairie […]

Kaitlin Hahn

Kaitlin Hahn – Violin and Viola

“All children can learn music and have fun in the process. This is accomplished by giving them a variety of ways to learn, with […]

Kelsie Hoehne

Kelsie Hoehne – Playgroup Assistant and Aftercare Coordinator
“It was apparent to me that this was the kind of education I am called to.”- Kelsie Hoehne
Kelsie comes to us with […]

Mark Eagon

Mark Eagon – Cello

Monica Steger

Monica Steger – Recorder

Nancy Husanu

Nancy Husanu – Grades 2-3 Assistant

Nancy is mom to two graduates of Prairie Hill and one child currently attending the school. She has worked as a social worker and […]

Peg Kasun

Peg Kasun – Chorus

Peg Kasun”I never cease to be amazed at the creativity of our students. I feel honored and blessed to experience the beauty and joy of music […]

Tiffany Paff

Tiffany Paff – Before Care Coordinator

Mark Guirlinger

Mark Guirlinger – President

Julie Szyba

Julie Szyba – Vice President

Steve Brown

Steve Brown – Treasurer

Phil Kasun

Phil Kasun – Secretary

Diane Maechik

Diane Maechik