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Within these biographies are represented the strength of the human spirit as evidenced by the dedication, integrity, and perseverance embodied in our faculty, staff, and board members. Also represented is a love for humanity, with all its diverse cultures and perspectives, and a respect for each individual’s stage of development. Additionally, there lives a reverence for our planet, its biodiversity, and life-sustaining gifts. We invite you to meet us here and we look forward to meeting you soon.

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Administrative Staff

Anna Harp

Anna Harp

Administrator

“I strongly believe in the importance of the whole-child approach to education, time spent outside in nature, and the Principles of Waldorf Education.”

Anna Harp

Anna Harp

Administrator

Why I work at AWS

I find the work meaningful and rewarding. I strongly believe in the importance of the whole-child approach to education, time spent outside in nature, and the Principles of Waldorf Education.

What I find most special about AWS

The warm and creative atmosphere.

My life outside of AWS

My husband and I have two amazing children who are AWS alumni, two cats, and several fish. I enjoy reading, crossword puzzles, and spending time in nature.

Education & Training

  • Leading with Spirit (a training program for Waldorf school administrators), Sound Circle Center for Arts and Anthroposophy
  • MSEd in Elementary Education, SUNY Cortland
  • BS in Computer Science, SUNY Brockport
Amy Watts

Amy Watts

Administrative Assistant
Amy Watts

Amy Watts

Administrative Assistant
Pamela Brady

Pamela Brady

Administrative Assistant

“AWS is a gem of a community. From the moment my family stepped through the doors we found kindness, support, and an armful of friends (and counting!)”

Pamela Brady

Pamela Brady

Administrative Assistant

Why I work at AWS

I love how Waldorf Schools teach the curriculum, but also how they nurture each child's soul, allowing them to become who they were born to be.

What I find most special about AWS

AWS is a gem of a community. From the moment my family stepped through the doors we found kindness, support, and an armful of friends (and counting!)

My life outside of AWS

My husband, Griffin, children Cormac and Gwendolyn live in West Falls in an 160 year old house full of instruments, yarn, stories and animals. If we are not at home we are most likely canoeing to our favorite camping spot, or sitting on the shores of Lake Ontario at our family's cottage.

Education & Training

  • BA in Biology and Environmental Sciences, Adrian College
Angel Lehner

Angel Lehner

Chief Financial Officer

“The energy and enthusiasm that everyone [at AWS] brings to their work is inspiring to me, and I enjoy being a part of it.”

Angel Lehner

Angel Lehner

Chief Financial Officer

Why I work at AWS

AWS students are taught to develop a true love of learning, and I appreciate being a lifelong learner myself. The energy and enthusiasm that everyone brings to their work is inspiring to me, and I enjoy being a part of it.

What I find most special about AWS

I admire the dedication of the faculty and staff in the Waldorf method of teaching. Every person at AWS brings a level of energy to their work each and every day.

My life outside of AWS

I live in Chautauqua County, and like to spend time outside. I also work another full-time job for a construction company located in Randolph, NY.

Education & Training

  • MBA w/concentration in Human Resources, Canisius College
  • BS in Accounting / Management, Canisius College
Maureen Ronan

Maureen Ronan

Bookkeeper

“Everyone at AWS, and I mean everyone, faculty, staff and parents, are so thoughtful and caring.”

Maureen Ronan

Maureen Ronan

Bookkeeper

Why I work at AWS

I retired in March of 2019 and decided to look for a part-time job. AWS happened to be looking for a bookkeeper. 15 hours a week and work that was clerical in nature. Perfect after many years in upper management positions! I am inspired by the commitment I see from the other AWS employees.

What I find most special about AWS

Everyone at AWS, and I mean everyone, faculty, staff, and parents, are so thoughtful and caring.

My life outside of AWS

I have three children and five grandchildren. I think that says it all.

Education & Training

  • MBA, University at Buffalo
  • BS in Business with an Accounting concentration, SUNY Fredonia
Vicky Lucca

Vicky Lucca

Admissions Coordinator

“I believe in the value of this education!”

Vicky Lucca

Vicky Lucca

Admissions Coordinator

Why I work at AWS

I work at Aurora Waldorf school because I believe in the value of this education. I want to support this education movement and help it continue to grow.

What I find most special about AWS

AWS is special for so many reasons! But the students really stand out to me, as they bring so much joy and inspiration to my work. Also, the faculty and staff’s collaborative and collegial nature is truly appreciated.

My life outside of AWS

Outside of AWS I am in my garden or looking for ways to be outdoors as much as possible with my family.

Education & Training

  • MA in Native/Indigenous Studies, University at Buffalo
  • BA in Psychology, Buffalo State College
Jaime Thompson

Jaime Thompson

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

“The authentic moral development provided through the Waldorf curriculum leads to successful, altruistic graduates eager to bring positive changes to our world!”

Jaime Thompson

Jaime Thompson

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Why I work at AWS

I see this work as an opportunity to help make the world a better place. Waldorf students develop the necessary skills and capacities to bring positive and much-needed change to our society. This education is so much deeper than just learning facts for a test!

What I find most special about AWS

The way childhood is honored at AWS stands out. When we allow children to develop at their own pace, we give them the gifts of security and a strong sense of self confidence. Couple that with the authentic moral development provided through the Waldorf curriculum and you have a recipe for successful, altruistic graduates!

My life outside of AWS

I have three incredible children, two sons (both AWS graduates) and a daughter (a current AWS student). In my free time, I love to bike, hike, garden, and cook!

Education & Training

  • LifeWays Early Childhood Training, Lifeways North America
  • Foundation Studies, Center for Anthroposophy
  • MS in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, SUNY Fredonia
  • BS in Early Childhood Education, SUNY Fredonia