BA, History and Education, Clark University; Outward Bound Semester certification; MS, Midwifery, Downstate Medical Center; IBLEC Certified Lactation Consultant; Member North American Anthroposophic Nurses Association; Albert Schweitzer Fellow
Bevin has been a practicing midwife for over 12 years, at both a busy public hospital in New York City and in a private practice in New Jersey. She has extensive experience in basic primary care healthcare. Her approach to care is scientific, humanistic, and holistic. She uses a model of health that creates a trusting relationship to encourage an empowering, confident, and strengthening self that enables optimal health.
Bevin has begun a study on anthroposophical nursing, loves being outdoors, crafting and cooking, especially with her children, she is an avid reader, and is truly looking forward to caring for the children of Green Meadow. She is the parent of two Green Meadow students.
Kimberly Frattura, Student Billing Coordinator
BS, Accounting, SUNY New Paltz
Kim graduated from university in May 2011. She currently resides in Dutchess County.
Vicki Larson, Director of Communications and Marketing & Diversity Committee Chair
BA, English (cum laude), University of Florida; Certificate in Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation, Hunter College
Vicki served as Director of Development at Green Meadow from December 2007-April 2011. Prior to coming to the school, she spent seven years as Development Director at MADRE, an international women's human rights organization based in Manhattan. Originally from New Haven, CT, Vicki discovered Waldorf Education in college, when she worked in the After-School Program at the Waldorf School in Gainesville, FL. She serves on the Green Meadow Collegium and as Chair of the Diversity Committee. Her daughter attends the school.
Averi Lohss, Development Coordinator
BA, German Studies (cum laude), Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
Averi is a graduate of the Chicago Waldorf School and the Eurythmy Spring Valley four-year training, and a member of the Spring Valley Eurythmy Stage Ensemble. After working as development assistant and hospitality coordinator for one year at Green Meadow, Averi took on the roles of Annual Fund and Events Coordinator and Alumni Relations Coordinator in the 2013-14 school year.
Barbara Mann, Early Childhood Admissions Coordinator
Bio coming soon!
Admissions and Outreach Coordinator, Grades 1-12
BA, English, University of Rhode Island; MST, English 7-12, St. Thomas Aquinas College
Melissa became a lifelong admirer of Waldorf® Education after a childhood visit to the Green Meadow Poetry Festival. She comes to Green Meadow with a background in publishing and teaching middle- and high-school English, and continues to contribute to publications and communications work for WECAN (the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America). Her three sons attend the school.
Linda Miller, Finance Administrator
BA, Business and Philosophy; MSW, New York University
Linda has worked and supported the Threefold Community for over 30 years. She has served as Board Treasurer for many institutions, most recently The Foundation for Rudolf Steiner Books. She is on both the Finance and Benefits Committees at Green Meadow.
Linda enjoys playing the piano and the violin. She loves to cook, garden, listen to classical music and study Goethean science.
Joanne Monteleone, High School Guidance
BA, Therapeutic Recreation, Theatre, San Francisco State University; MA, Educational Theatre, Emerson College, Boston; MS, School Counseling, Long Island University
Joanne has worked as a Counselor, Theater Director, Drama Teacher, and Recreation Therapist for the past 24 years. She began her career in San Francisco, working as a Recreation Therapist in both educational and clinical settings with various populations, including youth at risk, brain injured patients, and AIDS patients. Her work in the theater includes both professional and academic directing credits, with plays produced at Manhattanville College, Manhattan College, and Ramapo College, where she also worked as an adjunct professor, teaching classes in all areas of drama and speech communication. She has also worked as an assistant editor on Youth Theatre Journal and has co-authored drama education curricula for young adolescents.
After completing extensive internships in guidance counseling at Suffern Middle School and Spring Valley High School, Joanne received her Master's degree in school counseling in May 2010. She is an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland County Association of Guidance Counselors (WPRCA).
Joanne is the Chair of the Green Meadow Drug and Alcohol Committee and oversees the senior internships and Senior Projects. Joanne looks forward to continuing her study of anthroposophy.
Helen Morgan, High School Registrar
BA, Communications, Temple University; MPS (Teaching) English as a Second Language, Manhattanville College
A member of the Green Meadow staff since 1997, Helen helps manage the Yearbook and Senior Projects. Her children are alumni of the school.
Michael Partis, Maintenance Assistant
Michael Partis grew up in Essex, England, and came to the US in 1980. He spent several years framing pictures in Texas and joined GMWS in 2009.
Bill Pernice, Pedagogical Administrator
Bill started his Waldorf career in 1986 at Sunbridge Institute, in the Teacher Training. He then taught as the founding Kindergarten teacher for four years at Dayspring, a Waldorf Kindergarten in Warwick, NY. In 1994, Bill left his work in the Kindergarten to join Green Meadow’s faculty as a music teacher. For almost two decades, Bill taught fifth through twelfth grade band and High School chorus, before becoming Green Meadow’s Director of Development in spring 2011. He transitioned into his role as Pedagogical Administrator in July 2013. In addition to his work in Waldorf schools, Bill has been the Musical Director for high school musical productions at public schools and community theatres in Orange County, NY. He is also a pianist, working professionally in the tri-state area and beyond. Bill attended the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he studied music.
Deborah Renna, Student Support Coordinator
BA, Elementary Education, Westminster College; Early Childhood Training, Sunbridge College; MS Ed., Special Education, College of New Rochelle; coursework in Remedial/Therapeutic Education and Waldorf Collaborative Counseling
Deb taught special education in the Ridgewood (NJ) public schools for four years before coming to Green Meadow in 1996. Originally a member of the Kindergarten faculty, she now holds the position of Educational Liaison. Among her responsibilities are helping to identify, track, and coordinate support for Lower School students requiring additional academic or social support, coordinating student testing arrangements, and coordinating the school doctor’s visits to the classrooms. Deb also serves as chair of the Care Group. Her two children are Green Meadow alumni.
Joan Sandstrom, Lower School Registrar
BA, Sociology, Boston University
Joan’s background is in residential land development and real estate sales management; she also spent several years managing a retail decorative kitchen and bath showroom. A member of the Green Meadow staff since 2004, her interests include the Fellowship Community and anthroposophy, nineteenth-century British literature, and architecture (especially that of Sarah Susanka). Her son and daughter are Green Meadow graduates.
Eric Silber, Business Administrator
BA, Liberal Studies with concentrations in Music, Business, and Economics, SUNY Stony Brook; MS, Management, Harriman School of Management and Policy, SUNY Stony Brook
Eric Silber joined the Green Meadow board as Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee in 2010. He has 21 years of experience in the management services and hospitality industry with ARAMARK Corporation, most recently as a Resident District Manager responsible for the dining program at New York University. Eric is also a founding member and trustee of the Clover Hill School in Norwalk, CT. He and his wife Anna, a former teacher and staff member at Green Meadow, are the parents of two children in the Early Childhood section at Green Meadow. He joined the Green Meadow administration in August 2012.
Claus Sproll, Consultant to the Administration
Bio coming soon!
Ray Volpe, Head of Maintenance
BA, Biology, Manhattan College
Before Ray became a union carpenter, he was a professional guitarist and a recording engineer in New York City. He joined the Green Meadow staff in 2010. Ray is the parent of two Green Meadow graduates and, in his spare time, is an avid golfer.