AdministratorMaureen was born in a suburb of Detroit into a large family and spent her happiest childhood days camping around the Great Lakes. She went to college at the University of Michigan and subsequently studied medicine at Michigan State University, graduating with an MD in 1991. This was followed by an internship and residency in Anatomic Pathology at Washington University in St. Louis, where she met and married her husband Tom. Although she loved being a pathologist, Maureen left medicine when her first son was born in 1997. Children and study of alternative methods of early childhood education brought about a paradigm-shift that led to involvement in the Waldorf movement. Maureen’s focus since then has been Waldorf administration, and she has completed two-thirds of the Waldorf Administration and Community Development program at Sunbridge College in New York State. Maureen, her husband Tom, and their two sons Troy and Brad have been delighted to be so warmly embraced by the WIWS community and are exquisitely happy living on South Whidbey Island.
Paul, our Financial Manager, is a CPA who hails from a small town in Illinois. He completed his bachelor’s of Arts at Cornell University and his master’s in Business at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He earned the coveted President’s award while attaining an associate’s degree in Computer Networking from Skagit Community College, and did further study to attain a certificate in technical writing from the University of Washington. Paul started his accounting career as an auditor with Grant Thornton in Chicago. After his family moved to the Seattle area, he continued as a personal tax accountant before joining the Waldorf School staff in 2002. Paul has a strong connection to sports and the arts. He has served for 10 years as the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation Commissioner, has been the South Whidbey High School girl’s varsity soccer coach since 1997, is the acting Director of Coaching for the South Whidbey Youth Soccer Club, has performed trumpet for local church services, and plays/composes music on the piano. Paul and his wife Betsy have 3 children all of whom have attended the WIWS beginning in the 3-day kindergarten. Two are graduates and the third will be in 7th grade in 2009-10.