Jennifer was born and raised in Georgia, though by Canadian parents, and moved in 1994 to Taos where she truly found home. She met her husband, Walt in 1997 and they had their one and only child, Ross in 1999. After moving from Taos to Stevens Pass Washington, to Jackson Hole Wyoming it was time to come back to the light and people and food and outdoor beauty of Taos. Jennifer discovered Waldorf education through a book of Rudolf Steiner lectures she found at a public library when Ross was still a baby and knew that this was the education she sought for her son. The Taos Waldorf School (then the Taos Country Day School) was one of the main reasons to come back to Taos and a good reason it was. During her son’s time as a student at TWS, Jennifer was active in the Parent Council, Festival Committee, fund (and fun) raising efforts and many other aspects of the school and is so happy to now be a part of the school in the role of administrator.
Office Manager-Vanessa Lovato
I was born and raised in Taos, NM. I graduated from Taos High School and then attended UNM’s Anderson School of Management. I have two daughters currently enrolled in Taos Waldorf School. I have been employed in various management positions over the years, and am very happy to have found Taos Waldorf School for my daughters as well as myself.
Events Coordinator-Joanna Magee
I obtained both my degrees from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1999 after majoring in sociology and minoring in philosophy and a Master’s of Social Work degree in 2004. Since that time I have practiced clinical social work with adolescents, children, their families and their systems, both in Toronto and in Taos, working in a variety of settings ranging from educational institutions and children’s mental health agencies to the juvenile justice and child protection systems.
When my first son was born almost four years ago, I choose to stay home to raise him and his little brother who followed shortly after. It was when my husband and myself began to look for a school for our oldest son that I became involved in the Waldorf world and Taos Waldorf School. At present, I joyfully sit on the TWS Board as a non-voting member, I have been hired as the school’s Event’s Coordinator and I run the ATA (Accessible to All) tuition adjustment program as a volunteer.
Grounds and Gardens-Barry Doucette
Long time biodynamic gardener and general student of “all things green”. Has worked on multiple projects from sub-arctic root cellaring, teaching permaculture, to heading Transition Town movements. Happy to find himself in Taos, NM where the growing season is definitely longer than his native Alaska.
Housekeeping Lead-Judit Barba