“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

Heather Schenck, Chair

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. 


Anthony Neal, Vice-Chair

Anthony (Mr. Ant) is an outdoors enthusiast who is the current Assistant Kindergarten Teacher at Mountain Sage Community School. With over 15 years of passion and education with children of all ages, he continues to be a role model for children indoors and outdoors. Anthony thrives on continuing the education of the Waldorf philosophy in any way he can, in a manner that all people will enjoy. He is extremely blessed to be a part of this community and strives to make a positive impact in all lives he touches.


Matt Bierwirth, Treasurer


René Larson, Secretary

Kristen Bené, PhD, serves as the Educational Associate Director of the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency. Kristen received her master’s degree in educational psychology from Pennsylvania State University and her Ph.D. in educational leadership from Colorado State University. She has interest and expertise in quality improvement, curriculum development, and program evaluation. She joined the River Song Board in 2020 when her son was in preschool there; she currently serves as a community Board member and Board Secretary.


Aurora Romine, Faculty Representative

Moon Garden Lead Teacher

Learn more about Aurora here.



Becky Praamsma

Administrative Director

Learn more about Becky here.



Anthony Neal, Faculty Representative

Star Garden Lead Teacher

Learn more about Anthony here.


Eric Smith


Kim Fewless


Brittany Depew


René Larson