2019 Whidbey Island, WA Program July 7 – 12


 The Art of Administration and Leadership in Waldorf Schools: 

Working Together in Community

Dialogue in Human Encounter
Group Roles and Team Development
Decision-making, Consensus, and Facilitation
Understanding, Embracing, and Transforming Conflict
Developing Community Dialogue over Time

Whidbey Island, WA,  July 7 – 12, 2019

 Core Faculty


Lisa Mahar 

Lisa served as School Administrator, Monadnock Waldorf School, Keene, New Hampshire for 25 years, has been NE Regional Leader, Development and Administrator Network of AWSNA (ANA), is a member of her local Food Coop Board and is on the NE Assn. Of Schools and Colleges Commission on Private Education. She is a mentor to numerous administrators, a school consultant and also on the faculty of Antioch NE School Management Course.


 Michael Soulé, MA

Michael is a retired school administrator, having worked in leadership Administrative roles at Seattle Waldorf School, Bright Water School, Sandpoint Waldorf School, Whidbey Island Waldorf School and Sound Circle Center Teacher Training. He is the former leader of programs and activities, accreditation and membership as an executive at AWSNA and Director of a Waldorf Administrative Training in China. Michael is an advisor and consultant to numerous schools, mentors school administrators and coordinates LeadTogether.org – an online resource center for Waldorf School administration.


Deadline for registration open. Call for details.

For more info and to register go to www.LeadingwithSpirit.org registration page

Leading with Spirit is a part-time two-year professional development program designed to support administrative leadership in Waldorf Schools and Collaborative Institutions across the continent. The program includes three week-long summer intensives, professional mentoring over two years, independent research projects and participation with a cohort of colleagues online over two years.

 The summer intensives are based on the successful certificate and Master’s Program in Waldorf School Administration and Community Development offered at Sunbridge College between 1993 and 2008.


2 thoughts on “2019 Whidbey Island, WA Program July 7 – 12

  1. Name: Laura Bujjoni

    Address: 114 avenida trieste

    City State Zip San Clemente, ca

    Email Laura@journeyschool.net

    Phone 949-292-1945

    Current School or organizational affiliation: Journey School

    Position: Kindergarten Teacher

    Location you are applying for: Whidby Island

    Alkion Center, Harlemville NY, July 3 -8

    Whidbey Island Waldorf School, WA, July 17-22

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 31-Aug 5

    For new students:

    A brief one page description of your experience with and relationship to Waldorf education and Anthroposophy:

    I have been a teacher in a Waldorf Charter school for 8 years. I began as a grades teacher, knowing very little about Waldorf education and even less about Anthroposophy. A few years ago, I joined the Pedagogical Committee at our school and I feel this is when my knowledge in Anthroposophy has begun to blossom. Before this, I obtained my Waldorf teaching certification from The Rudolph Steiner College in Sacramento, doing my foundations there as well. While I love and have used much that I learned in my own teaching, I feel that the depth in my learning of Anthroposophy was shallow and am hungry to learn more. I am currently involved in a book study outside of school, we are reading Theosophy and discussing each chapter at length. I am certain that this is a lifelong endeavor and rarely can one feel they have a true or complete understanding of Anthroposophy or Steiner’s teachings…so I am happy to further my understanding with you and the work to be done this summer.

    My life is so very different than it was 8 years ago, I feel that being a teacher in a Waldorf School has brought me great challenge, joy and a sense of rhythm that I have never, ever had in my whole life. I feel renewed by the work that I do with the children, the parents and colleagues…but especially my inner work is most renewing. I hope to keep learning about myself and the world through more study and striving…I look forward to meeting others who seek something along these lines.

    My Apprections…Laura

  2. Hello,

    Might there be any room left in this conference? Also, are scholarships available?

    Thank you.

    Kelly Tidrick
    Micha-el School
    503 882-3322

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