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

 

 

Jeanne Ring

Jeanne Ring – Business Administrator

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

Carolyn Wise

Carolyn Wise – Admissions Coordinator

“I first learned about Waldorf education 13 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 Director

“The moment I walked through the doors of Prairie Hill, I felt like I had come upon a treasure and was immediately inspired. After […]

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 […]

Susan Koppa McClurg

Susan Koppa McClurg – Fund Development Director

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

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

Stanlee Maliszewski

Stanlee Maliszewski – Playgroup & Summer Camp Coordinator

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

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 […]

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 2/3

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

Lisa brings her lifelong love of learning into the classroom in a way that […]

Chris Kilmer

Chris Kilmer – Grade 4

“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. […]

Megan Link

Megan Link – Grade 5/6

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

Maggie Herbst

Maggie Herbst – Grade 7
Maggie has over 20 years of educating experience at 5 schools, including the Tamarack Waldorf School.   In addition to being a class teacher, she has […]

Sandy Loucks

Sandy Loucks – Grade 8

“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 1

“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 […]

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

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 […]

Monica Steger

Monica Steger – Recorder

Nancy Husanu

Nancy Husanu – Grades 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 an […]

Peg Kasun

Peg Kasun – Chorus

“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 with […]

Mark Guirlinger

Mark Guirlinger – President

Julie Szyba

Julie Szyba – Vice President

Julie has been with the school for 9 years and has one son attending PHWS, and another who graduated in 2015. Curently working with the Parent […]

Steve Brown

Steve Brown – Treasurer

“One of the things that drew our family to Prairie Hill was its unique approach to teaching to the child, and not to just rigid standards […]

Phil Kasun

Phil Kasun – Secretary

Diane Marchik

Diane Marchik