Maple Village Waldorf School is a self-administered, collaboratively led institution. Its leadership is divided into three governing bodies and one supportive body: the Board of Trustees, the Pedagogical Committee, Administration, and the Parent Village. Together these groups work collaboratively to support our unique and comprehensive Waldorf education and assume responsibility for the integrated, yet distinct, areas of school governance.
The Board holds the legal and fiduciary responsibilities of the school, the Pedagogical Committee holds the pedagogical aspects of the school, the Administration is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school and the Parent Village is a supportive body that serves as a voice for the parent community as well as communicating information from the governing bodies to the parent community.
Board of Trustees
Maple Village Waldorf School is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. As such, the school’s financial and legal matters are overseen by the Board of Trustees (BoT), who volunteer their time and expertise to make recommendations on budgets and finance, legal matters, fundraising and development, as well as strategic direction of the school. They ensure that the mission of the school is upheld and partners with the pedagogical and administrative leadership of the school in accomplishing the mission. This body has the long-term goals of the school at heart, and works to secure the school as an entity within the broader community and state. It is charged with the oversight of the internal structure and management of the school, and delegates day-to-day management of the school to the Dean of Education, who is hired by the Faculty and confirmed by the BOT, and Business Administrator, who is hired by the BoT and Pedagogical Committee. The members of the BoT are drawn from the school community as well as local residents and others with experience in Waldorf Education. It includes two members of the faculty/staff who act as liaisons. Ideally, trustees bring legal, development, financial, educational, architectural, and political expertise to the BoT and serve for a two year period. The path to BoT membership starts with expressing interest to the BoT President, or being invited by a Board member to contact the President. The potential member submits a resume and letter of interest, then meets briefly with the Board to determine if this seems like a good match. If all parties agree, the potential member is invited to visit three successive regular Board meetings as an observer. At the end of three meetings, if all agree, the new member is invited to join the BoT. BoT meetings are held monthly, or more often as needed.