Who We Are

At Gathering Waters, we honor the unique gifts and talents of each individual child. Our faculty and staff guide each student to discover their interests and capabilities; explore the surrounding world; and cultivate a lifelong love of learning, a sense of community responsibility and understanding of environmental sustainability. In this rich environment, our students develop a healthy relationship with the world, and the confidence and creativity to contribute to it.

Administration

Luke Goodwin

Lead Administrator

Luke Goodwin has been involved with Waldorf education for over 40 years. After graduating with a Masters of Education from Antioch University, New England, he served as a class teacher at the Ashwood Waldorf School in Rockport, Maine and the Cape Ann Waldorf School in Beverly, MA. After class teaching for 10 years he moved into Administration and has had the privilege to serve as the Administrative Director at the Chicago Waldorf School for the last 13 years. In addition to his school leadership work, Luke has served as a school mentor for the Waldorf Schools of the Great Lakes & Ontario region and taught administration and governance courses at the Waldorf Teachers Institute in Chicago. Luke lives with his wife Kate and three daughters, Josie, Willa and Lulu. In his free time, he enjoys coaching a Varsity baseball team and listening to his beloved Red Sox on WEEI.

Jed Hart

Special Education Administrator

Jed Hart is a transplanted resident of Marlborough, New Hampshire, that has been teaching in the region for the past 12 years. He received his degree in Unified Childhood and Special Education from Keuka College, and taught in a self-contained classroom in Trumansburg, New York, before moving to NH. Since then, Jed has been a special education teacher in Charlestown, NH, first as the lead teacher in an alternative education program, and for the past 11 years in the Charlestown Middle School. Jed has always had a passion for nature and the outdoors, and strives to integrate place-based outdoor education into his students’ curriculum, knowing the vast benefits of time outside. After his eldest daughter began attending Sophia’s Hearth in Keene, NH, Jed witnessed the philosophies of Rudolf Steiner play out, and realized that they dovetailed with, and enhanced his knowledge of outdoor education. He has since taken courses through LifeWays North America to deepen his understanding of Waldorf education, and the unfolding experiences and needs of children.

Fiona Laurie

Office Manager

When she's not answering your emails, Fiona spends her time prepping the new Student Information System, organizing the multiplying Shared Drives that connect everyone's daily work, and communicating with all of the contractors, city officials, and volunteers. When she's not in her office, Fiona can be found rolling up her sleeves to sand floors, paint walls and move furniture.

Justin Somma

Business Administrator

Justin in his office, crunching numbers and scouring stacks of State reporting requirements. He is our finance wizard, our human resources guru and the mastermind for meeting our budget. We're not sure when he sleeps, but we are so grateful to have Justin on the team! In September, Justin can be found manning the front desk at the Upper School, dusting off his School Nurse skills, and upping his game to interact with the 6th to 9th graders.

Faculty

Sondra Nelson

Kindergarten

Amanda Vaine

Kindergarten

Sarah Galligan

First Grade

Jesse Morin

Second Grade

Kelly Corson

Third Grade

Jennifer Butler

Fourth Grade

Julie Ludvigsen

Fifth Grade

Signe Motter

Sixth Grade Block Teacher 

Stephan Vdoviak

Sixth Grade and Eurythmy

Katie Oswald

Seventh Grade

Daniel Foster

Eighth Grade

Jan Lyndes

Games and Movement

Gretchen Thompson

Art

Nell Wiener

Music

Ruben Davila

Spanish

Laura Rubiano-Gomez

Highschool Math & Science

Sasha Tobin

Highschool English

Debra Marcotte

Academic Support

Dorothy Iselin

Academic Support