Administrative Staff

Michael Soule

Administrator


Michael Soulé is a Waldorf educator, administrator and organizational manager with more than 30 years’ experience working for, advising and advocating for Waldorf schools throughout the US, Mexico, Canada and other parts of the world. He completed training in Spacial Dynamics and Waldorf Teaching, holds an MA in Waldorf Education and studied at the Social Development Centre at Emerson College. He has been a class teacher, movement teacher, school administrator, board member, regional repressentative, Leader of Programs for AWSNA and is currently the lead facilitator at LeadTogether, a web-based community for Waldorf Leaders. He’s a founding member at Sound Circle Center in Seattle. Michael earned degrees from Northwestern University and UC Berkeley and helped found and lead several non-profit organizations earlier in his career. Michael first came to visit Whidbey Island in 1979 and worked with the school as a consultant over the years before being hired as our new School Administrator. 


Jen Lahiff

Administrative Assistant
coming soon

Karina Bergen-Voigt

Enrollment & Outreach

Karina was born and raised in Ottawa, among 15-foot high Canadian snowdrifts. She earned a B.A. in International Development followed by an M.A. in Journalism out of Halifax. It was from there she flew to Hong Kong, where she spent the next 20 years. She worked for 10 years as an award winning documentary maker, then trained to become a Somatic Movement Educator and worked for a youth-focused NGO where she taught workshops on, among other things, body image and self-esteem in Hong Kong's International and Local schools. After having her son Jonah, she  spent three years as Administrator of a small Waldorf-inspired pre-school on her beloved island of Lamma. Karina moved with family to Whidbey in 2014, where she began work as Assistant Teacher in the school's magical Golden Forest Kindergarten while her son entered the beautiful Sunflower Kindergarten. Karina is really pleased to be part of the Office Team at WIWS, and brings her enthusiasm and care to this work in service. Building community is her passion, working for this at WIWS is her joy.


Michael Morgen

Business Manager 

Michael first became part of WIWS when he enrolled as a second grader in 1989, and has had a love for Waldorf education ever since. His children were the first legacy family to attend WIWS, and now attend Whatcom Hills Waldorf in Bellingham. He has pursued teacher training at Sound Circle Center and enjoys substitute teaching here at the school. He has a passion for theater, and loves to act and direct with children and adults alike at Whidbey Children's Theater, WICA, and more. Michael is excited and enthused to be part of the school in which he and his children fostered their love of learning, and truly enjoys answering parents' questions and making the financial process a healthy and nutritious part of everyone's experience.


Site Steward

Brian Boyd

Brian came to WIWS when his oldest son joined the early childhood program. His three children have attended WIWS and Prairie Moon Waldorf School in Lawrence, Kansas.  Brian grew up helping his father build their house and worked in the maintenance department for his work study job during seminary. He has worked in restaurants and retreat centers often troubleshooting issues around maintenance or repair. Brian's focus is on making sure the WIWS buildings and grounds are maintained with an eye toward the future.




Custodial Team

Xan Sowell, Lead


Arwen Norman, Support



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