Candace Decker

Candace DeckerPractical Arts TeacherMrs. Decker has a background in theater and has taught arts, theatre and music for over 25 years. “I’ve seen students step out of their comfort zone and allow themselves to be expressive through art. These projects not only allow for their inner artist to shine, but also promotes social interaction, problem solving skills and encourages students …

Jen Lehman

Jen LehmanWoodworking Teacher and Grades AssistantMiss Lehman brings a consistent inner joy to the classroom. She is seen with a warm smile on her face as she helps the students navigate their days.  Nurturing ChildhoodEvery aspect of the Waldorf curriculum contains the gift of being powerfully transformative. It begins with the way we respect, love, nurture and treasure your young …

John Pfeifer

John PfeiferGrades Assistant  and Subject TeacherSubjectsVisit Our SchoolJohn Pfeifer Grades Assistant  and Subject Teacher Subjects Visit Our School

Amy Schroeder

Amy SchroederLearning Support SpecialistAmy Schroeder has taught for over 10 years in the public school and has specialized in working with children with special needs. Amy has a B.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh with emphasis on early childhood and learning disabilities; and a Masters in Education from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with emphasis on deaf …

Mara Spiropoulos

Mara SpiropoulosVirtual Kindergarten Teacher and Playgroup CoordinatorMara has enjoyed working with children from a young age, knowing that her gift of connecting to the young child and sharing in their joy is also her passion. She attended UWM where she earned her BA in Psych and MA in Sociology. Since completing her LifeWays certification, Mara has provided daycare in her …

Jessica Malik

Jessica MalikMarketing CoordinatorJessica graduated from UW-River Falls in 2009 majoring in Marketing Communications with a German language minor. Before joining Prairie Hill, she worked as Marketing Coordinator for the Continuing Education department at UW-Waukesha. She enjoys making connections with people and sharing her experience with Waldorf Education.Jessica and her husband Nadeem have three children who attend Prairie Hill. She is …

Nancy Solomon

Nancy SolomonBusiness Office – BookkeeperNancy Solomon has been connected with Prairie Hill since 2001 as parent. She returned in 2018 to step in the role of Bookkeeper.  She is excited to be back, supporting PHWS and Waldorf Education.In her free time, Nancy enjoys knitting, reading and thrifting for treasures.Visit Our School

Sally Sommer

Sally SommerProgram Services ManagerBeginning with a traditional degree in education, Sally soon became part of a Waldorf initiative, learning through seminars and by teaching Early Childhood for eight years. She found her next home in the business world and then as administrator of Prairie Hill for five years. Sally has worked in enrollment, mediation, the After Care Program, School Store, …

Liz Torinus

Liz TorinusAdmissions CoordinatorLiz Torinus has been a member of the Prairie Hill community for more than 15 years. She is a parent of two teenaged children, who both started their Waldorf journey as toddlers. Liz is now using her knowledge and experience of Prairie Hill in the role of Admissions Coordinator. Liz has a B.A. in English from Carroll University. …

Jeanne Ring

Jeanne RingAdministratorBefore joining Prairie Hill, Jeanne spent 16 years in management in the private sector and worked as a substitute teacher in public school. At Prairie Hill she was the Enrollment Services Manager and Business Manager prior to taking her current position as Administrator. Jeanne has studied Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy for several years. She loves the outdoors and is …