The Waldorf Education Society of Edmonton (WESE) was founded on June 4, 2002. Our mission is to facilitate Waldorf Education in many forms within the City of Edmonton.
To support our community and the growth of Waldorf Education in Edmonton, we operate programs for interested families: Parent-Tot, Nursery school, Kindergarten, Grade 1–3, Homeschool Arts Enrichment and Out of School Care in the Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton. We also facilitate adult education through parent study groups, workshops, and support the growth of Waldorf education by holding Annual Festivals and Fundraisers. Most of all, we endeavour to nurture the children of our community through the principles of Waldorf education, which simultaneously supports us as families.
Since 2002, we have increased awareness and encouragement through monthly meetings, newsletters, and networking. We have formed study groups, childcare groups, playgroups, various puppetry and painting programs, and have facilitated the community in meeting together at seasonal festivals.
Mandie Abrams, President
Netta Johnson, Vice President
Lana Gilday, 2nd Vice President, Teacher Liaison
Trisha Sikstrom, Treasurer
Jennifer Janvier, Secretary
Christine Rouleau, Director of Fundraising
Aimie Michaud-Chabot, Volunteer Coordinator
June Leister, Director of Festivals
Steven Barnett, Director of Communications
Ginette Jobb, Director of School Growth & Development
Julie Yerex, Director of Store & Purchasing
Diana Harrison, Past President, Member-at-large
Erin Campbell, Past Treasurer, Director
Simone Iafolla, Director
The Waldorf Education Society of Edmonton is a member-oriented, non-profit, charitable organization. WESE Membership is $75.00 a year, per family, and is mandatory for our programs.
Membership fees help us provide teacher support and education, classroom preparation, study groups, festivals, early childhood classes, and community outreach. Members of WESE are invited to vote in our AGM and will receive newsletters and community updates via email.
To be kept informed of WESE news, please sign-up to join our WESE contact list. Send your name, address, phone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. All information submitted is confidential.