Welcome from the

Interim Leadership Team
Interim Leadership Team

Coleen Ryan and Vanya Yoors 

 


Waldorf School at Moraine Farm is pleased to announce that Coleen Ryan and Vanya Yoors will be working collaboratively to form our 2021-2022 interim leadership team. Both Coleen and Vanya are longstanding members of the school community and bring a wealth of experience to their new roles having collectively served in the administration, faculty, and on the board of our school.   

Coleen will continue to serve as the school’s Director of Admissions and will additionally oversee school operations.

Vanya will serve as a pedagogical lead, overseeing the school’s curricular needs and liaising with the faculty, board, and parent communities.

As the board conducts a search for a new School Director, it does so with immense gratitude for both Coleen and Vanya’s work. Their leadership marks an auspicious start to the new school year.


Coleen Ryan

Coleen received her bachelor degree in History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has extensive training in science and natural history. She spent time in California working at institutions such as the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Zoo, and Botanical Gardens, which further fueled her passion for hands-on environmental education. Since 2011 she has had ongoing work in Zimbabwe as a Workshop Facilitator and Curriculum Writer for the Children in Wilderness program. That same year she began working at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, taking on an administrative role. During her time at WSMF, Coleen has helped to establish the summer camp program and the outdoor science program initiative. In 2019 Coleen became the Admissions Director and enjoys being the one to introduce families to the school, its beautiful campus, and its rich programs.
 
 
To Coleen, being the administrative lead on the interim leadership team with Vanya Yoors feels like a well balanced partnership. Having known each other for almost a decade, they understand each other’s strengths and can support each other and the important work ahead.

Vanya Yoors

  Vanya Yoors studied Environmental Education with the Audubon Expedition Institute and spent a year studying Tibetan language and collecting Tibetan folk songs in Nepal under a program sponsored by the University of Wisconsin. He then received his B.A. in Waldorf Education from The Rudolf Steiner College and taught for four years at the Eugene Waldorf School in Oregon. Mr. Yoors came to Waldorf School at Moraine Farm in 1996, and has spent many years as a class teacher, movement and science teacher. 

Coffee on the Quad

The Interim Leadership team invites you to join them for Coffee on the Quad on Thursday mornings throughout September. Between 8:20 and 9:20 AM community members are welcome to ask questions and get to know the interim leadership team over light refreshments under the tent. Please reach out to the main office at (978) 927-8811 or info@waldorfmoraine.org with any questions.

Upcoming Coffee on the Quad Dates

September 16, 2021

September 23, 2021

September 30, 2021