Urban Prairie Waldorf School
"If you can give your son
or daughter only one gift,
let it be enthusiasm."
George Benard Shaw

Governance

Urban Prairie Waldorf School is a collaboratively-led institution. Consistent with the”three-fold” organizational structure conceived by Rudolf Steiner, our leadership is divided across three realms, each of which is responsible for a specific areas of decision making. Each realm upholds its own work, understands when an issue falls to another realm, and engages the other leaders with honesty and integrity. In striving to function in this fashion the school is a balanced organism.

The Pedagogical Director oversees the “cultural realm” of the school and is responsible for matters that directly relate to the faculty, classroom and the teaching of the children, including pedagogy, curriculum development, and the selection, mentoring, and evaluation of teachers.

The Director of Community Development oversees the “economic realm“, and is responsible for admissions, enrollment, marketing, community building and fundraising.

The Director Operation and Finance oversees the “rights realm”, which includes the day-to-day operations of the school, school policies, relations with the state,  finances and legal health of the school.

The Board of Trustees encompasses all realms of the school, and is responsible for upholding the mission and vision of the school, the fiscal and legal health of school, strategic planning, and fundraising leadership.