Kimberly Frattura


BS, Accounting, State University of New York at New Paltz

Kim graduated from university in May 2011. She currently resides in Dutchess County.

Vicki Larson


BA, English, 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. Her background is in fundraising, resource development, editing, and publishing. She serves on the Green Meadow Collegium and as co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and also teaches practical math to seniors. 

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. Her daughter attends Green Meadow.

Averi Lohss


BA, German Studies, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

Averi joined the Development Office at Green Meadow in 2012. She is a graduate of the Chicago Waldorf School and Eurythmy Spring Valley, and Waldorf Education and anthroposophy have been a significant part of her life from the age of six. During her four-year training at Eurythmy Spring Valley, Averi nurtured her love of event coordination, fundraising, and bringing people together in support of shared values based in anthroposophy. Averi serves on the Go Green Committee at Green Meadow to promote sustainability and environmental awareness.

Barbara Mann


Bio coming soon!

Melissa McDonagh


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 middle and high school English education, and she has contributed to publications and communications work for WECAN (the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America). Her three sons attend the school.

Linda Miller


BA, Business Management, and BA, Philosophy, SUNJ, Ramapo College; MSW, Clinical Social Work, NYU

Linda has worked as an accountant for American Finance Corporation and Rockwell International. She has also worked in 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 the Finance and Benefits Committee at Green Meadow.

Linda enjoys playing the piano and the violin. She loves to cook, garden, listen to classical music, and study anthroposophy and 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, and she also worked as an adjunct professor of drama. She has also worked as an assistant editor on Youth Theatre Journal and has co-authored drama education curricula.

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 Guidance Counselor Association (WPRCA). She is the chair of the Green Meadow Drug and Alcohol Committee and oversees the senior internships and senior projects, in addition to continuing her study of anthroposophy.

Helen Morgan


BA, Communications, Temple University; MPS, 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


Michael grew up in Essex, England, and came to the United States in 1980. He spent several years framing pictures in Texas and joined GMWS in 2009.

Bill Pernice


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 theaters in Orange County, NY. He is also a pianist, working professionally in the tristate area and beyond. Bill attended the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he studied music.

Joan Sandstrom


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, 19th-century British literature, and architecture (especially that of Sarah Susanka). Her son and daughter are Green Meadow graduates.

Maureen Satriano

school nurse

MS, Family Nurse Practitioner/MPH, Population and Family Health, Columbia University; BSN, Regents College; Nursing Diploma, St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing

Maureen is a graduate of Green Meadow, where she has played a variety of roles since her graduation. She led an annual summer wilderness canoe trip for 10 years, taught health education, lectured on public health issues, and works as the school nurse. She received her graduate degrees in Nursing and Public Health and worked in NYC and Africa in the field of HIV/AIDS for 10 years.

After becoming a mother, Maureen realized that the best thing for her health was to knit, sew, and crochet, and she eventually enrolled in the Applied Arts Program at the Fiber Craft Studio. Her four children attend Green Meadow.

Eric Silber


BA, Liberal Studies with concentrations in Music, Business, and Economics, Stony Brook University, State University of New York; 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, and the administrative staff in 2012. 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 at Green Meadow.

Claus Sproll


Claus is a business professional with many years of experience in independent school administration, human service organizations, intentional communities, and small businesses. He completed studies in school administration and community development at Sunbridge Institute and in social therapy from the School for Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland. Claus is a certified instructor in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, is the CEO of LILIPOH Publishing, and has served on numerous boards of directors.


Ray Volpe


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 an avid golfer in his spare time.

Lynne Wu


BA, Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

A Waldorf advocate and parent since 2009, Lynne joined GMWS as director of development in early 2015. Lynne has been advising and serving in a leadership capacity for multiple sectors of the nonprofit community including social services, education, healthcare, cultural, environment, and the arts for over 29 years.  Prior to arriving at Green Meadow, Lynne served as director of resource development for the Waldorf-inspired New Amsterdam School in Manhattan, a philanthropic advisor for voluntary leadership and major gifts to multiple nonprofits in New York City, and the director of campaign planning and administration for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s $650 million dollar campaign. 

While in Ohio, she was the senior director of development for the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, and she held multiple positions of increasing responsibility at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, including senior director of development.  Lynne’s experience in resource and relationship development has included synthesizing highly functional partnerships among nonprofit leadership, community thought leaders, major donors, and grassroots visionaries within and around the organization she serves. 

Lynne's husband is an educator, and their daughter is enrolled at Green Meadow in the Lower School.