Tamarack Waldorf School

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Tamarack Board of Trustees 2017-2018

Christopher Zamzow, President
Mr. Zamzow originally joined the board as Treasurer and after one term, he continued on as Secretary, followed by interim President. He has a BA in Communications & Business Management from Ottawa University, worked as a Donor Database Analyst in the Development department for Next Door Foundation, and currently works at Quarles & Brady LLP. His wife is the Sunshine Garden teacher, and both children attend Tamarack. Mr. Zamzow’s favorite thing about Waldorf education is the knowledge that children in Waldorf schools are not forced to sit at their desks for 6+ hours a day, being lectured. Instead, they learn through play, art, story telling, and using their imaginations. Mr. Zamzow joined the Tamarack board as a way to give back to the school and assist in making sure Waldorf education will be available to such a diverse enrollment for years to come. In his free time, Mr. Zamzow enjoys spending time with family out in nature, especially on walks/hikes, biking, or camping.

Denise Haussy, Vice President
Biography to come.

Ryan Hundt, 
A licensed architect in the State of Wisconsin, Mr. Hundt has been practicing in Milwaukee since moving back from Portland, Oregon, where he was a graduate student in the newly accredited University of Oregon – Portland program focusing on urban growth and urban design. His wife, Jodi, is 6th grade class teacher at Tamarack Waldorf School. They have two children enrolled at Tamarack. Mr. Hundt joined the Board of Trustees during the summer of 2010 and has served as Board President for three years, and is currently Secretary. Since first experiencing the school through his wife’s journey completing the Waldorf Teacher Training and taking on a class of students, Mr. Hundt has come to value deeply the spirit and intent of Rudolf Steiner’s teachings. Mr. Hundt’s appreciation has grown because of the joyful, creative, social beings his children are becoming. Service to the board is his way of giving back to the school and helping it grow.

***The Treasurer position is currently available. If you have interest in learning more about this role, contact Tamarack by calling (414) 277-0009 or by email office@tamarackwaldorf.org

Jane Danner-Sustar, Faculty
Ms. Danner-Sustar was raised in Milwaukee and is a parent of six Tamarack Waldorf alumni. She enjoys sewing, cooking, biking and family time. Ms. Danner-Sustar has worked as a caregiver and cook at LifeWays Childhood Center for eight years. She has a B.A. in Theater Arts from Marquette University, a Waldorf Teacher Certification  from Great Lakes Waldorf Institute (GLWI), LifeWays training certificate, and is currently pursuing Early Childhood certification from GLWI.

Jill Herbst, Grandparent
Biography to come.

Sam Kassel, Waldorf Alumna

Sam comes to us with valuable experience in fund development at the American Cancer Society, event production for 414 Events, and wellness/personal training.  He also volunteers at events for WasteCap Resource Solutions and ACS. 

Faith Danneil, Faculty
Biography to come.

Daniel Russell, Parent
Biography to come.

Phil Vacca, Parent

Biography to come.

Tamarack Advisory Board IMG_2949

The Tamarack Waldorf School Advisory Board is organized to support the Board of Trustees. Members are drawn from a pool of active, former board members who continue to offer their services to Tamarack. This year’s Advisory Board members include (left to right, back to front): Mary Anne Revolinski, Mary Reilly, Susie Ralston, Ryan Hundt, Sally Lewis, Cassandra Zumstein, Tim Hunter, and Kathy Lake. Not pictured are: Ed Krishok, Alden Taylor, Sandra Gines, and John Germanotta. We are so grateful to these dedicated volunteers for their work on behalf of Tamarack!

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