“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

Ellie Moseman, Board Chair

 

Paula Yuma, Vice-Chair

Paula has been engaged as a River Song parent for 6 years and is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Board.  She is a member of the faculty in the School of Social Work at Colorado State University, where she does research on community health equity. She loves the warmth and kindness the teachers at River Song share on a daily basis, and enjoys all the laughter shared during the Board meetings.

Heather Schenck

Heather works as a nurse in the NICU at PVH. She is passionate about providing care to infants and educating their families. Colorado has been her home for most of her life. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and kids; hiking, camping, or just enjoying the day.  She enjoys travelling internationally and learning about different cultures, and dreams about visiting Thailand again one day. She practices mindful living and feels more at peace when she is outside.

When she began searching for preschools for her son, who is now a student at River Song, they were the only one that aligned with all of her values of early childhood education. She admires the teachers for their dedication and creativity, and is excited for when her 2nd child can start attending in 2022. 

Aurora Romine

Moon Garden Lead Teacher

Learn more about Aurora here.

 

 

Becky Praamsma

Administrative Director

Learn more about Becky here.

 

 

Tracey buchanAn

Tracey Buchanan began her Waldorf journey with River Song when she enrolled her son in its Pre-K program back in 2001. Helping in the classroom quickly progressed to assistant and substitute positions, and in 2005 she began her teacher training at the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA. 

She carried River Song’s final grades class through grade three, and graduated from the Steiner College in 2008 where she was chosen as Student Body Representative. She has since worked in a variety of positions in the Waldorf community, in grades and early childhood capacities as well as an independent contract Kindergarten teacher for a parent homeschool co-op. 

She runs a licensed in-home Pre-K program, 2014-present. Tracey is married to James Likens and together they have seven children. In her spare time she enjoys bluegrass and blues singing, Gaelic language and culture, earth-friendly off grid architecture, her backyard chickens, church, and art. Tracey is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Andi Rose

Being in love with nature and creativity her whole life, Andi has guided rafts down the Poudre River, dedicated years to climbing, created many art pieces, and been involved with numerous Fort Collins community organizations. Intrigued with non-profit organizations, she helped found the Northern Colorado Climbers Coalition (NCCC) in 2008, an organization dedicated to preserving climbing areas and fostering strong community awareness through education and activism. She served on the Board there for 5 years. Working in the marketing department at New Belgium Brewing for 13 years, Andi has naturally integrated her love of nature and marketing experience to help grow organizations like the NCCC, as well as a handful of others.

Inspired by her 3-year old, Teal, who is a River Song preschooler, Andi wants to spend the next few years helping River Song preserve the magic of childhood. By creating awareness around the school’s philosophy and kinship, and retaining the River Song teachers and staff that dedicate their time to helping kids blossom into kind people, the Fort Collins community will be a kinder place.

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