Sara Anderson-High School Administrator & Alumni/ae Coordinator
Sara is a graduate of Toronto Waldorf School (Class of ’85) and has worked at TWS in various capacities over the years as a volunteer, High School French and English Teacher as well as Admissions Coordinator and Summer Camp Registrar.
While Sara’s background is in teaching, mainly in the field of ESL in the private school, university and corporate sectors, she has shifted her focus to private school administration. Her current roles at TWS include High School Administration, Alumni/ae Relations and International Student Admissions and Coordination.
She holds a B.A. in Linguistics from McGill University, a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto and an M.Ed. in Language Education from OISE, U of T. Sara has three children; her eldest recently graduated and her youngest are currently attending TWS.
Dana graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an honours degree in Communication Studies in 2015. After working in the entertainment industry for several years, she has switched career paths in pursuit of her interest in education. She is now working at TWS in Reception.
Helene Gross-Pedagogical Administrator
Helene has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of South Africa and she completed her Waldorf teacher-training at TWS . She has also completed courses in Waldorf Education and Social Development and Leadership at the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto, Chicago Waldorf School, Sunbridge Institute (New York), and Rudolf Steiner College (California). She is a member of the teaching faculty of the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto.
Helene worked as a class teacher through the grades and a high school mathematics teacher for many years before taking on her current position as Pedagogical Administrator at TWS.
Helene’s three children attended Waldorf schools from Kindergarten through graduation in Johannesburg, Chicago and Toronto. She has served on the TWS Board for eleven years, first as a TWS faculty member and more recently as Pedagogical Administrator.
Michelle Huppeler-Human Resources Manager
Michelle holds her Bachelor of Arts in Ethics, Society and Law from the University of Toronto and is an alumna of the Toronto Waldorf School. She joined us from Waldorf Academy where she worked as an administrator and staffing manager. Her experience also includes 15 years of working with senior executives in the corporate world. Michelle’s communication, technology, and organizational skills are a great asset to the school. She is also the daughter of a former Waldorf teacher. She brings a vivid and practical understanding of Waldorf principles and provides a warm and supportive presence which is always gratefully received by faculty, parents and children alike.
Bruce began his career at TWS in 2015. A former small business owner and home renovation enthusiast, Bruce enjoys flipping small homes and cottages, travelling, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Katie Ketchum-Director of Admissions & Marketing
Katie graduated with a BA in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the UK. She since pursued a variety of careers, including work in Private, Not For Profit and Government Sectors as a Project Manager. She has worked in Waldorf Schools in both the US and Canada and is passionate about the benefits of Waldorf Education. Her three children attend the school.
Angela Spadafora-Admissions & Marketing Assistant
After graduating with a Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism from Ryerson University, Angela went on to work for 12 years in various newsroom positions at OMNI Television, followed by a year of court reporting. Angela’s love of children and connection to the community brought her to TWS in 2016. Her daughter currently attends TWS.
Jintana Ungsengphakorn-Business Office Accountant
Jintana has worked in the Business Office as a Senior Accountant & Analyst since 2015. Over the past 15 years, Jintana has held various Accounting roles, and has worked for various industries.
She recently held the Accountant & Analyst role at The Association for Women Rights & Development (AWID) and Finance Manager at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) in downtown Toronto.
In her spare time Jintana enjoys cooking, baking, scrapbooking and travelling.
Myra Willis-Aftercare Teacher & Camp Director
Angelo Zaccheo-Director of Finance & Administration
Angelo has most recently served in the role of Business Operations Manager at the Waldorf Academy where he has been for the past 5 years. He was previously the Director of Finance and Administration at Bishop Strachan School in downtown Toronto. As a result of serving in these two roles, he brings with him a wealth of school administrative experience in both the Independent and Waldorf school settings.
Angelo is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) with over forty years of senior financial and corporate experience.