“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
Katy Iengo, Board Chair
Katy has been a member of the Fort Collins community for 13 years after attending CSU, studying Biology and Zoology. She currently works in Quality Assurance at New Belgium Brewing Company, specializing in Anomalous Tracking. Her passion for River Song Waldorf School came after the first time she walked into the building to tour with her 3 month old daughter. She was captivated by the warmth, calm, and happiness that permeated the building. Her daughter has since graduated with great success, but she is looking forward to when her young son is old enough to attend.
Alyson Huff, Vice-Chair/Secretary
Alyson moved to Fort Collins in 2003 for graduate school at CSU after completing her Bachelor’s degree in her central Minnesota hometown. After completing her Master of Arts degree in 2005, she started teaching Philosophy at Front Range Community College and in 2011 earned a full-time faculty position. When considering preschool options for her daughter, Alyson met the amazing former RSWS’s Melinda Kerst who was running a Waldorf inspired in-home preschool. Alyson experienced the beautiful way her daughter blossomed in such a peaceful, nurturing, wondrous, natural environment. So taken with the magic and importance of Waldorf practice, Alyson put her daughter on the RSWS waitlist and started volunteering, donating, and participating in community events. Being a board member affords the opportunity to give back a little more, share her experience with committee work, and be more involved in her daughter’s school.
Shannon is a Colorado Native who moved to Fort Collins in 2007 to attend CSU, where she earned a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. She currently is the Co-Owner and Chief Financial Officer of Curley Metal Fabrication in Fort Collins, CO and spends her free time volunteering and fostering dogs for a local animal rescue. Shannon and her family are excited for their daughter to attend River Song, beginning in May 2018.
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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).
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.