Faculty and Staff

Our Faculty bring a diversity of skills and experience to their work at Live Oak.  All teachers are trained in Waldorf and California teacher credentialing programs.  Our teachers have taught in private Waldorf and mainstream public settings.  Our Staff uses its broad experience and wisdom when developing our academic programs, organizational structures, curriculum articulation, and student instruction.  Live Oak is always seeking professional and dynamic staff to join our team.  Please visit our Employment page for current openings.  

School Year 2019-2020

Justin Tomola, Executive Director

Kim Anderson, Office Manager

Katie Louderback, School Secretary

Muriel BertucciAdministrative Assistant

Messages for Faculty & Staff can be left with the School Office at 707-762-9020

Class Teachers & Assistants

Rosemary Kindergarten
Rebecca River-Teague, Teacher
Dana Bierderman, Assistant

Sunflower Kindergarten
Mary Alice Reis, Teacher
Lori Christopher, Assistant

First Grade
Amy Ross, Teacher
Emily Stock, Assistant

Second Grade
Southey Kulkarni, Teacher
Cass Murphy, Assistant

Third Grade
Julie Meierding, Teacher
Sarah Borchers, Assistant

Fourth Grade
Lois Wildgrube, Teacher
Lyndsie Dellaria, Assistant

Fifth Grade
Gila Mann, Teacher
Anna Hagmann, Assistant

Sixth Grade
Blythe Osner, Teacher
Irene Meech, Assistant

Seventh Grade
Heather Shepherd, Teacher
Shelby Willits, Assistant

Eighth Grade
Leah Brosio, Teacher
Irene Meech, Assistant

Outreach Enrollment Coordinator
Shelly Dieterle

After School Program Coordinator
Denise Williges

Kindergarten Aftercare

Pamela Ashley, Lead Teacher
Camille Anderson, Assistant

Grades Aftercare
Denise Williges, Lead Teacher
Sarah Borchers, Assistant
Shelby Willits, Assistant

Specialty Subject Teachers

Middle School Math
Krista Wigert

Spatial Dynamics
Andrea Reier

Gayla Overmeer

Music & Strings
Michael Fecskes, Teacher

Learning Support Team
Jane Waxman

Academic Coach Team
Dori King
Dana Mellon

Resource Specialist
Karen Perry
Michelle Loftin, Assistant

Melanie Beardslee

Melissa Benson

Tammie Hallingstad 

Festival Coordinator
Muriel Bertucci

Garden Coordinators
Elaine Daly
Dov Pope

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