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 Co-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 Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, and has also taught Practical Math to 12th graders. 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!






Melissa McDonagh, Director of Admissions, 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.

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.



Lynne Wu, Director of Development

Bio and photo coming soon!
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