Board of Trustees
Boulder Valley Waldorf School is an independent not-for-profit independent school governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance of the school, to include oversight of the School Administrator and responsibility for financial stability and long-term health of our school.
The Board currently meets periodically to deliberate over such topics as budget, fundraising, tuition, strategic planning and a healthy community life. The first 15 minutes of each board meeting is open to the BVWS community for public comment. In general, the community comment time in Board meetings is only included on the agenda if someone has requested it. Please let Daniel Hindes, School Director, know if you would like to comment at a given meeting, and it will be reflected on the agenda for that meeting.
The Board works collaboratively with the College of Teachers and the School Administrator to lead the school. The Board consists of up to nine community members, up to three College of Teachers members, and the School Administrator. Service on the Board is by invitation only. The Board of Trustees of Boulder Valley Waldorf School strives to uphold the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) “Principles of Good Practice” for Board of Trustees operations.
Please contact Mikala Beig, Board Chair, with any questions at BoardofTrustees@bvwaldorf.org
Alice Trembour has been a writer, editor, and a Waldorf Early Childhood teacher. She taught at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery and the Washington Waldorf School, both in Maryland, as well as at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School in northern Virginia, and, most recently, at Boulder Valley Waldorf School. She has a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Denver, and was trained in EC education at Sunbridge Institute in New York. She describes herself as a “friend of Waldorf education,” having been over the years a Waldorf parent, a teacher, and a Board member. She has been on the BVWS Board for two years.
Josh Roseman joined the Board of Trustees in the Spring of 2017 and currently serves as the Board Treasurer and as a member of the Board Executive Committee. Josh’s family has been a member of the community since the Fall of 2015. His daughter, Livie, is currently in 4th grade, and his son, Ezra, is currently in 1st grade. His wife, Allison, is the co-chair of the Parent Association. Josh has worked in finance for his entire career, including a B.S. in Business Management from Cornell University, an MBA from UCLA Anderson, and jobs in investment banking, private equity and commercial real estate finance. Throughout his career, his responsibilities have primarily been to analyze a situation to either identify an opportunity and then determine the best path to take advantage of the opportunity, or to identify an issue and then determine the best way to resolve that issue, typically with a focus on the financial aspects of the situation. Josh joined the Board because he felt it important to add value to BVWS in any way possible while his children attend the school. Based upon his background, he felt that being a Board member and using his skills to help the school build a strong foundation upon which to accomplish its goals was the best way to accomplish this.
Rob Schware, PhD, heads the Give Back Yoga Foundation whose mission it is to bring yoga to underserved populations. In 2013, his work of co-founding and furthering the Give Back Yoga Foundation earned him the International Association of Yoga Therapists’ Karma Yoga Award for “extraordinary selfless service in reducing suffering and elevating consciousness through yoga.” And in 2016, he received Yoga Journal’s Good Karma award. Rob believes yoga and Waldorf education work! He supported three children in their journey through Waldorf schools in Maryland and Washington, DC, and served on the board of trustees for the Washington Waldorf School. He has been married to Alice Trembour for 34 years, which, like yoga, is in and of itself a regular commitment to a practice. “Waldorf education made a world of difference to our family.”
Stacey Donelson studied at both Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York, NY. She has over 4000 hours of training including additional Clinical Training at Pacific College with professor Roger Tsao, an eminent TCM scholar, as well as Tom Leung the owner of Kamwo Herbs. Her focus in on women’s health, pediatrics and she specializes in trauma recovery. She has two children, a husband, and she uses Chinese Medicine to keep her entire family healthy and happy. She loves the holistic philosophy of Waldorf education and is a fervent supporter of BVWS and its mission.
Daniel Hindes is Boulder Valley Waldorf School’s Director. Daniel attended a Waldorf school from Kindergarten to 8th grade at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City. With a background in the US Army, a Liberal Arts degree in history and sociology, he spent time in Europe perfecting German, studying history and philosophy with a particular emphasis on the work of Rudolf Steiner. After a seven years’ career in corporate IT he earned a Master’s degree in Waldorf education from Sunbridge College and began his teaching career as a high school history teacher at Waldorf Schools.
Daniel’s experience in Waldorf Administration began at the Highland Hall Waldorf School with a governance restructuring project, and he served as Administrator of the Pasadena Waldorf School for two years. Daniel is excited to guide the Boulder Valley Waldorf School through its next phase of growth.
Tamara Andreas has been a Waldorf parent for over 10 years. Her son graduated from Boulder Valley Waldorf School in 2016. During her time at BVWS, she enjoyed volunteering for marketing and fundraising, and now she is pleased to continue supporting BVWS through board membership.
Professionally, Tamara has been a writer, trainer, and life coach in the field of personal transformation, with a background in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She is co-author of the book Core Transformation, which covers a method developed by her sister and co-author, Connirae Andreas. Tamara regularly teaches this material in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, and China. She also has a background in music, having earned a Master of Music from the Ohio State University.