ADMINISTRATION

 
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Megan Neale
School Director: Megan brings to the School Director position a wealth of experience in both teaching and administration. Additionally, she has been an active member of the Marin Waldorf School community for the past 17 years, first as a parent, then as a teacher and an administrator. In that time, she also acted for five years as the Administrative Director of the Marin Independent High School located on our campus. Before becoming Marin Waldorf's School Director, Megan served as our Pedagogical Administrator. Megan graduated from UCSB with a BA in History and went on to complete her Masters in Education and a secondary teaching credential at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Megan completed her Waldorf Teacher training at the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training. She currently serves on the BACWTT Board and is Co- Director of the Tinkuy Project with the Kusi Kawsay school in Peru.

 

 

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Dawn Anderson
Finance & Operations Director:  Dawn brings extensive experience in the education field with specialization in operations and administration. Passionate about providing educational opportunities for youth, Dawn has directed college access and financial aid programs to promote educational equity; facilitated cultural exchanges for youth from around the globe and volunteered on the board of a national youth leadership development program. She has served as responsible officer to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and worked in the district office of the Cambridge Public Schools in Massachusetts. Dawn's professional experience also includes an internship in public service in London, England and teaching in Madrid, Spain for two years. Dawn completed her undergraduate degree at Boston University and holds a certificate in College Admissions and Career Planning from UC Berkeley. Dawn has traveled widely throughout Europe, Australasia, Southern Africa and the Americas. In her free time, Dawn enjoys running, swimming, sailing and tennis with her family.

 
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Chantal Valentine
Admissions Director:  Chantal was born and raised in San Rafael, and she started working at MWS in late 2011.  After graduating from Whitman College, she served for two years with AmeriCorps in San Jose, CA and Columbia, SC. Her 20+ year non-profit career prepared her for the fulfilling job as an Admissions Director at our school. Chantal and her husband Shane also wrote The Baby Cuisine Cookbook sold primarily in Whole Foods Markets and Shane continues their mission as a Chef Activist. You can find Chantal and her 3 children walking (or running) to school each morning with their wagon.

 
 
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Melissa Monterrosa
Development & Communications Director: 
Melissa joined the Administrative Team in 2016.  She has 2 children at Marin Waldorf School and has been an active community member since 2011.  She was a teacher for many years before she switched roles to administration.  She loves connecting with parents, grandparents and our extended community.

 
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Renee Palace
Registrar & Admissions Assistant: 
Renee joined Marin Waldorf School in 2017.  She came to Marin Waldorf with an extensive professional background in business administration, real estate and Human Resources. As the proud parent of a graduate of Woodland Star Charter School, Renee is very familiar with Waldorf Philosophy and school structure. She spent over 10 years as a parent, volunteer, Charter Council Member, class parent and Handwork teacher.  

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Robin Boynosky
Receptionist: 
Robin has worked in education for ten years, as both a classroom English teacher and administrator, in both public and private schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and English from the University of Scranton, and a teaching credential. Robin’s interest in educational systems also led her to work as a user experience and learning experience designer, applying her skills in research and creative problem solving. As a mother and educator, she has always sought to learn about different education systems and found Waldorf education to be a uniquely healthy and inspirational path of learning. Robin loves having the opportunity to connect with MWS parents, students, faculty and community members each day as the receptionist.