Jim Logg Board President

JIM LOGG

Board President

Background: I was born and raised in Northern California and have lived in Ukiah for 21 years. I
have worked in private industry from grocery stores to SIlicon Valley startups all the way to
large, established corporations. I have a B.S. in Business Administration I completed while
working full time. Although my degree is in business, I have been an artist, designer and builder
since I was a child. I currently co-manage a Ukiah hobby shop and e-commerce company. My
daughter, Anya, is in Class 6/7 and has been at WSMC since Kindergarten.


Why I serve: While looking for ways to volunteer at WSMC, I was invited to sit in on a board
meeting to see if it would be something I might be interested in. After a couple of meetings, I
felt I could use my small business experience and entrepreneurial spirit to help the school. I also
enjoy problem-solving and am willing to help find creative ways to help the school succeed, not
only for my daughter, but for generations to come.

Joseph Haggard Vice President

JOSEPH HAGGARD

Vice President

I am a WSMC alumni and hold much enthusiasm for supporting the school I attended in the late 1990s. I bring experience in environmental education, biodynamic farming, and public speaking to help strengthen the school board and the Waldorf community. I joined the board to direct my passion for Waldorf education to serve the school which helped create the foundation of my education. I think Waldorf education is important because I personally experienced the benefits of a positive Waldorf experience and wish that for the many generations of children who will follow in my footsteps. I come to the board as a young, enthusiastic farmer/educator with a lifelong interest in Steiner’s ideals in food, medicine, economy and education.

Ranna Shamiya Treasurer

Ranna Shamiya

Treasurer

I joined the board because I wanted to help the school and balance my busy home life of raising two young children. I enjoyed serving on the board of the Biodynamic Association (now the Biodynamic Demeter Association) for six years and thought I could bring my experience from volunteering for a non-profit anthroposophical organization, as well as my business skills from operating a diverse local farm for ten years. Waldorf education is important in cultivating free thinkers and doers to face the unprecedented challenges of society today. What I appreciate about Waldorf education is the freedom the teachers have in designing creative and developmentally appropriate lessons, the emphasis on human relationships, and the beautiful intertwining of academics, arts, and physical development. I enjoy helping WSMC with fundraising and am happy to contribute wherever there is a need.

Amy Stocker Faculty Representative

AMY STOCKER

Faculty Representative

I grew up in Mendocino County.  After obtaining a BA in Liberal Studies at California State University, Chico, I followed my dream of teaching children by obtaining a California State Teaching Credential in 2005.  The magic and brilliance of Waldorf Education was first introduced to me when I was a student in a Waldorf Kindergarten.  After teaching in various preschools in California, Arizona, and Oregon, I made my way back home to The Waldorf School of Mendocino County (WSMC).  In 2007, I began teaching at WSMC as a kindergarten teacher while simultaneously completing my Waldorf teacher training at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California.  After taking six years away from WSMC to be at home with my two young daughters, I rejoined the WSMC Faculty in 2015 and had the pleasure of teaching my small friends in the Primrose Classroom.

Joy Evans College of Teachers

JOY EVANS

College of Teachers Representative

When I began looking deeply at Waldorf classrooms as a place for my daughter, I realized it was where I belonged as well.  I have a background in Theater that includes performing and teaching at all levels, from Kindergarten through Junior College.  My interest in the mystery of being human lead me to become a Licensed Acupuncturist.  I bring my experience as an actor, a director, a teacher, and a healer to my teaching.  I was drawn to theater and Chinese Medicine because they encompass the whole human being: the physical, the emotional, the communal, and the spiritual aspects.  As a Waldorf Teacher, I get to bring my love for the human being and all her potential to the classroom everyday.  I live in Leggett with my husband and daughter.  In my personal life, I enjoy spending time in nature, camping, swimming in the river, and playing with my daughter Sage and our pets, Biscuit the dog, two cats, one rabbit, and nine chickens.

SPRING SENERCHIA

Ex-Officio

I was born and raised in Mendocino County; my childhood was spent outdoors and with books.  I graduated from Mountain Meadow Waldorf School (now WSMC) in 1992.  Since then I have lived in a Zen Monastary, Guatemala, Santa Cruz, New Mexico and Willits.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community.  I have worked for an Intentional Community, in classrooms, offices and commercial kitchens of all sorts, as a Natural Builder and as a mother.  In my work I am passionate about supporting individuals towards working effectively within larger organizations that operate out of reverence for the spiritual nature of life, and whose goals are social health and renewal.  My children both attend WSMC: Indigo, like many 8th grade Waldorf students, synthesizes in a unique way, years of learning and practice, daily astounding me with artistic talent and social emotional acuity; Salvio, entering Class 4 & 5 is a voracious reader of history and an exemplary athlete whose passion for organized sports ignites mine.  Working here brings together almost all of my passions and deeply held convictions in a way that is deeply satisfying.  I am thrilled to work with fantastic colleagues in service to the children of our future.
 
I most like to be in wild places and with my family.
My best friends are farmers and spiritual seekers.
Cooking and serving excellent food to my friends and family is a great love of mine.

Wendy Harris Board Member

WENDY HARRIS

At-Large

I learned of Waldorf Education in 2015 while searching for a preschool. I was impressed by the integrated curriculum that supports the whole child through all developmental stages of childhood. I wanted this hands on learning in an environment that includes nature, art and beauty for my child and others. 

In 2019 I joined the Board with a background in Marketing and an entrepreneurial spirit to support WSMC to the best of my ability that ensures this school continues not only for my child but for future generations. 

Leif Bolin Board Member

LEIF BOLIN

At-Large

I became interested in Waldorf education when my son attended kindergarten at WSMC. When I meet older students or adults who have had a Waldorf education, I am consistently impressed by the way they carry themselves. I feel that getting an education through a Waldorf Curriculum instills a deep desire to learn and know your own abilities. I joined the WSMC board to offer my skills and experience to such a wonderful community institution.

Paula Gaska Board Member

PAULA GASKA

At-Large

I joined the board because I wanted to help the school and balance my busy home life of raising two young children. I enjoyed serving on the board of the Biodynamic Association (now the Biodynamic Demeter Association) for six years and thought I could bring my experience from volunteering for a non-profit anthroposophical organization, as well as my business skills from operating a diverse local farm for ten years. Waldorf education is important in cultivating free thinkers and doers to face the unprecedented challenges of society today. What I appreciate about Waldorf education is the freedom the teachers have in designing creative and developmentally appropriate lessons, the emphasis on human relationships, and the beautiful intertwining of academics, arts, and physical development. I enjoy helping WSMC with fundraising and am happy to contribute wherever there is a need.

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