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 rep, 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. 


Andreas Besuch

Pedagogical Administrator

 Bio Coming Soon!










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). 


Sheila Weidendorf

Enrollment Director
Though born "out East" near Washington D.C., Sheila grew up in rural north central Minnesota. She spent her adult life in Minneapolis, MN  where she earned a B.A. in Music from the University of Minnesota's School of Music in piano performance and musicology, and later her M.A. in Feminist Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, MN. Along her life's trajectory, she has also become a writer, an organic foods chef/caterer, an herbalist and a practitioner of the energetic healing arts. When not at WIWS, she is a performing pianist, and the Artistic Director and keyboardist for Island Consort, the early music ensemble she founded here on Whidbey Island.

Sheila is the mother of six children, ranging from age 10 to 27.  She lives in the woods here on Whidbey Island with her two youngest daughters.

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