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. 


Robin Jacobs

Administrative Assistant


Although I graduated from WIWS quite a long time ago, I felt connected to this community for many years through my younger brothers David and Peter Jacobs who graduated later on. My mother Nancy Pfeiffer also taught at this school for many years, and I used to pop into her classroom to help out now and then. It is refreshing to come back after a number of years and to begin to get to know people again. I admire the way Waldorf School communities continue to shift and grow as new constellations of people bring their unique talents to the table.

Thank you for welcoming me into your community. It is good to be back.


 

Karina Bergen-Voigt

Enrollment & Outreach


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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 2013, where she began work as Assistant Teacher in the school's magical Kindergarten Forest. Karina is really pleased to be part of the Office Team at WIWS, and brings her enthusiasm and care to this work in service. 


Victoria Brown

Business Manager 


Victoria comes to WIWS from both a business and a farming background. She has worked for non-profit art foundations, technology firms and international businesses. With a diverse background ranging from Chief Financial Officer, Operations Manager, Director of Human Resources to Chief Milkmaid, Victoria brings a broad set of skills and experience to her work here. Victoria spent most of her professional career in Southern California and moved to Whidbey almost a decade ago to pursue her micro-dairy, where she makes cheese and other nourishing products and manages a herd of milking goats and kids (the 4-legged variety). 


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Brian Boyd


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