Director | Operations Manager | Student Support Coordinator | Chief Financial Officer | Office Manager | Bookkeeper | Office Float
Ms. Lloyd’s tenure at NCS began in 1996 when she became a founding parent of the school. After a hiatus, she returned in 2012 as the school’s director. Ms. Lloyd has a BS in Nutritional Sciences, a California Public School Teaching Credential, a Waldorf Education Teaching Certificate, and an Education Administration Services Credential. She has taught in public schools, public Waldorf charter schools and private Waldorf schools, including Colegio Waldorf de Cuernavaca, in Mexico, where she became fluent in Spanish. Ms. Lloyd’s two adult children received a Waldorf education Kindergarten through High School, which afforded her the opportunity to experience the education from a parent’s perspective.
Kenya is a San Francisco/Bay Area native with over 20 years of experience in the field of Education. After graduating from Howard University she began her career in the classroom in New York. For the past nine years Kenya has enjoyed working as Director of Operations in Contra Costa and Alameda County Charter Schools. When not in the front office, she supported her students by teaching cooking classes and as a substitute teacher.
She loves all things outdoors and traveling. She is a soccer and basketball mom and spends most of her time during basketball season watching her son play at Chico State!
Student Support Coordinator
Karina Haedo is a Waldorf School graduate. She attended Oberlin College and completed her BA in Liberal Studies, Magna Cum Laude, at Purchase College. She completed her Waldorf Elementary Teacher Training, as well as a Waldorf Remedial Education Masters Degree at Sunbridge College. She holds a California Multiple Subjects Credential through the Dominican University of California. Karina has been teaching for over 20 years.
Chief Financial Officer
John became the CFO of NCS in July 2018. After having served in finance and operations leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, John was the Operations Director at the Sebastopol Charter School from 2013 to July 2018. Earlier in his career, he was an international business executive with General Electric, leading and serving in various management capacities. A certified Waldorf teacher, John completed his training at Rudolf Steiner College receiving his MA in Waldorf Education. He also holds a BA in Economics from Yale University, an MA in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a certificate from the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) where he studied abroad.
Jill came to us with over 15 years of experience in working with students and teachers, in both classroom and office environments. She has worked for the Novato Unified School District since 2009 and became the Office Manager at NCS in 2014. Jill grew up traveling the world, as her father was involved in the Peace Corps, then settled in Novato, where she attended middle school and high school.
Laurelle attended both Santa Rosa Junior College and San Francisco State University. She worked as an Office Manager for the San Francisco YMCA and was the Finance Co-Director at You & Me Children’s Center in Petaluma. Laurelle joined the Novato Charter School staff in May 2007.