Faculty & Staff


Early Childhood Faculty

Early Childhood Pedagogical Chair
Helena Mitchell


Pre-K Lead Teacher (Honeybee Class)
Alisa Willman

Parent-Child Teacher
(Bunny & Blossom Class)
Michelene Eberhard

PreK Lead Teacher (Bluebird Class)
Dzvinka Hayda

Pre-K Lead Teacher (Moon Class) Mary Milkovie


PreK Lead Teacher (Sunflower Class)
Grace Halloran

Kindergarten Teacher (Rainbow Class)
Rachel White

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Early Childhood Assistants & Extended Care Staff

Katey Carey (Honeybee Class)
Ashley Damaske (parent-child assistant)
Rachel Gaddy (Moon Class)
Karine Girodat (Sunflower Class)
Laila Hamdan (Sunflower Class)
Christine Hartwig (Bluebird Class)
Alice Lucas (Moon Class)
Leah Salas (Rainbow K)
Berta Volz (Rainbow K)
Corey Wellik (Bluebird Class)
Phoenix Wright (Honeybee Class)


Grade School Faculty

Grades Pedagogical Chair & Faculty Chair: Arlene Cornier
Pedagogical/Therapeutic Eurythmist & College Co-Chair: Susann Herb-Eddy

First Grade Teacher
Ursula Lord

Third Grade Teacher
Justin Trombly

Sixth Grade Teacher
Diane Reed

Eighth Grade Teacher
Sarah Addae

Educational Support Teacher
Beatrice Voigt

Physical Education Teacher
Mark Honey

Art Teacher - Grades 6-8
Emily Gustafson

Eurythmy Lyrist
Nancy Carpenter

First Grade Assistant
Emily Gustafson

Fourth Grade Teacher
Benjamin Linstrom

Seventh Grade Teacher
Dianna Guldi

Educational Support Chair
Julia Baryo

Spanish Teacher
Bridget McDevitt

Music Teacher - (Strings)-Grades 3-8
Marc Haas 

Handwork Teacher-Grades 1-7
Ashley Welser

Eurythmy Pianist
Kelly Smith

Second Grade Teacher
Simone Shurney

Fifth Grade Teacher &
College Co-Chair
Linda Williams

Eighth Grade Teacher
Sarah Addae

Educational Support Teacher
Lori Cataldo

German Teacher
Gabriele Sander-Meyer

Music Teacher - (Band)-Grades 5-8
Ronald Malabed

Handwork Assistant-Grades 1-7
Emily Gustafson


Administrative Staff

Front Desk Administrative Assistant
Elaina McCrimon

Bookkeeper
Ronnisha Williams

Facilities Assistant
Helmut Robison

Substitution Coordinator
Sherry Gaines

Interim Enrollment Coordinator
Elysse Dowden

Development Coordinator
Jineesa Stowell

Marketing Consultant
Lynne Golodner

Business Manager
Peggy Halloran

Facilities Manager
John Zettner

Extended Care, Break Camp & After School Program Coordinator
Ryan Gumbleton


Board of Trustees

Vicki Myckowiak, Board President, DWS Alumni Parent

Thom Linn, Treasurer, DWS Alumni Parent

Mary Jo Oresti, Correspondence Secretary, Anthroposophical Representative

Mike Gratsch, Community Member, DWS Alumni Parent

Mae Nordin, Community Member, DWS Parent

Maria Sabatini, Community Member

Andi Mahoney, Community Member, DWS Parent

Linda Brooks, Community Member

Dante King, Community Member, DWS Alumni Parent

Sarida Scott-Montgomery, Community Member, DWS Parent

Guilherme Barbosa, Community Member, DWS Parent

Mark Hausner, Community Member, DWS Grandparent

Susann Herb-Eddy, College Co-Chair, DWS Pedagogical/Therapeutic Eurythmist

Arlene Cornier, Faculty Chair, DWS Grades Pedagogical Chair

Linda Williams, Ph.D. College Co-Chair, DWS Class Teacher

Julia Toro (ex officio and non-voting), Administrative Coordinator, Detroit Waldorf School