Board of Trustees

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But, above all, what the world needs most is dreamers who do.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

The River Song Board of Trustees is a team of family, alumni, faculty, and community leaders who come together to ensure our school has both the strategic and operational resources we need. As volunteers, we partner to fulfill our mission, live by our values, and serve our families and the Northern Colorado community.

Meet the Board

 

Koller FamilyKaty Koller

Hello! I’ve been on the River Song Board for over a year and am honored to serve as the Board Chair. My daughter, Elly (4), currently attends River Song and I couldn’t imagine having her anywhere else as my husband Pete and I work full time. It is such a special and unique place that I quickly realized I was drawn to do more with and for River Song than simply dropping off and picking up my daughter. A previous board member told me about an opportunity to join, and I’m so thankful that I was given that chance! The school is undergoing some massive and exciting changes as we grow into our new, permanent home and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team that guides this pivotal growth! When I’m not working on River Song projects, I work at New Belgium Brewing Company in Quality Assurance. I also enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, crocheting, playing music, singing, and taking part in all the wonderful events Fort Collins has to offer! Cheers!

 

Allison Marshall

Hello there!  I joined the River Song board during the summer of 2015 because I am a passionate believer in play based learning, attachment caregiving; and the need every child has for a connection to nature (amongst other amazing offerings River Song teachers provide).  My husband, Dave, and I are so grateful for the confidence, imagination, helpfulness, social skills, and joy of life our daughter, Eleanor, has developed during her first year and a half at River Song.  We look forward to watching her discover more about herself and her world in the year to come and are eager to see our younger daughter, Amelia, blossom under the same loving care, alongside her sister, in a few short months. I am a homemaker who enjoys crafting, hiking, cooking, yoga, knitting, and reading… especially Anne of Green Gables and Little Women (over and over again).

 

erikaErika Ashauer

Hey there! I joined the River Song Board in May of 2014 to give back to a magical school, the sweet families and help foster a deeper sense of community. Our daughter, Claire (4) has attended River Song since June of 2013 and it has become a beautiful and supportive place for her blossom and lay a strong foundation for her future education and character. We searched high and low for a community that upholds the same values we honor in our family and found our niche in Waldorf education and at River Song. Outside of being a River Song mom and board member I am a light-chasing lifestyle photographer, cookie connoisseur, dance-party extraordinaire and avid snuggler. 

 

Juan VillasenorJuan G. Villaseñor

I joined the Board of Trustees in October 2014. My family has been a part of River Song since 2009. My step-daughter, Brooke, is a proud River Song alumna. It was an easy choice for my partner, Jennifer, and me to send our son, Francisco, to River Song. For one thing, Jennifer was raised in the Waldorf tradition and wanted to give our children the same gift. And Brooke loved her experience at River Song. During the day, I work for the United States Attorney’s Office as a federal prosecutor.

 

Batey-Werber FamilyKay Batey-Werber

Kay’s passion and purpose on the board is a deep and fully immersed understanding of Waldorf early childhood education on a classroom level. She spent an entire year helping in a classroom of a mixed aged Waldorf Kindergarten in Boulder County. She moved her entire family to Northern Colorado to afford her oldest daughter a financially free education while sacrificing 100 hours in three months from over 50 miles way. She was able to get her youngest daughter on the waitlist at River Song Waldorf School a year before starting, and has falling madly in love ever since. Her major in college was business management with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. She’s always been super involved in her girls’ schools in order to send and keep them in this education. It is important to her to stay an active and impactful member of the community. She considers herself “a Waldorf lifer”. A statement from Kay “I will never stop advocating for this education for as long as I live. I’m young and the very biggest and best asset I posses is my ability to manifest my visions and make the absolute very best of every situation. I will never relinquish my drive and passion for prosperity of this Waldorf community.”

Aurora Romine

Teacher mentor, community member

Learn more about Aurora here.

 

Becky Praamsma

Administrative Director

Learn more about Becky here.

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