Board of Trustees

Since its inception in 1979, the School's Board of Trustees establishes financial policies, oversees the development and implementation of the budget, determines tuition rates, and develops long-range plans to support the continued health and growth of the institution. In addition to the following trustees, there are two designated faculty representatives to the Board every year. The School Administrator, Finance Director, Development Director, Admissions Director, Faculty Chair and College Chair are all ex-officio members of the Board of Trustees.

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Jay Dorman, Chair

Trustee since 1997
Committees: Executive, Trustee, Audit, and Buildings & Grounds

A partner at Bryan Cave LLP, Jay Dorman has a broad range of experience in corporate finance and securities. A member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, Jay graduated from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1981.  For many years during the 1990s, Jay and his wife Diana served as co-chairs of the Parent Association at the School.  They are the parents of three Waldorf alumni: Jennifer '95, Kenneth '99 and Joanna '05.

John Coffey '74

Trustee since 2013
Committee: Enrollment
John '74 is an alumnus of the School.

Marilyn Cranin

Trustee since 1985
Committees: Executive, Development, Trustee, and Enrollment

Marilyn is the longest standing member of the Board.  A landscape designer and horticultural therapist, the Waldorf School is proud to be counted among the institutions that have benefited from her fundraising insight and enthusiasm, namely the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, the Five Towns Senior Center and her alma mater Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College).  Marilyn is the mother of three Waldorf alumni: Jonathan '72, Andrew '75, and Elizabeth '80. 

Lance Cheney

Trustee since 2010
Committees: Camp Glen Brook and Enrollment

Lance is the forth generation owner and president of BraunBrush Co. – one of the oldest family owned manufacturers of industrial brushes in the United States. Founded in 1875, the company is based in Albertson, New York and is dedicated to crafting the finest quality brushes for a broad range of industrial to architectural and fine art applications. Lance is a graduate of The University of Northern Colorado as well as the Winkler Center’s Foundation Studies Program. He and his wife Sue have three children enrolled in the school.

Jeffrey Kane

Trustee since 2002
Committee: Buildings & Grounds

Jeffrey Kane is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Long Island University. A trained and experienced Waldorf educator, Jeff completed his Waldorf Teacher Training at the Waldorf Institute of Adelphi University and taught at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan for a number of years.  He and his wife Janet, a faculty member of our Early Childhood department, are also the parents of Gabriel '99, Emily '01 and Jesse '05.

Nicole LaBarbera ’84

Trustee since 2010
Committees: Development and Camp Glen Brook

A student at the Waldorf School of Garden City from kindergarten through twelfth grade, Nicole graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a major in English. She later attended Fordham University School of Law, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and the recipient of the Edward Kennedy Award. After graduating, Nicole clerked for two years for federal District Court Judge John F. Keenan in the Southern District of New York, before moving on to the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP. She later returned to the public service sector, working as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In 2001, Nicole received the John Marshall Award from Attorney General John Ashcroft for her outstanding legal achievements.

Ed Magee, Treasurer

Trustee since 2006
Committees: Executive, Finance, and Buildings & Grounds

Ed Magee is the Executive Vice President for the Americas at Caplin Systems Inc., a provider of web trading technology for the financial services industry. Ed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston University. Prior to joining the board, Ed and his wife Mikel served as co-chairs of the parent association for 3 years. They have 2 children attending the school.

Kristin Eisert Miller

Trustee since 2006
Committees: Development and Enrollment

An alumna of the Waldorf School in Reutlingen, Germany, Kristin has a lifetime of experience with Waldorf education.  She began her Waldorf teacher training in Stuttgart, Germany and later continued at Sunbridge College in Chestnut Ridge, New York.  In 2001, she joined the Waldorf School as a teaching assistant and later became a class teacher.  In 2006, she joined the school's Board of Trustees and has since been an active member on the Development Committee.   Kristin is a volunteer, supporter and advocate for many nonprofit organizations throughout Long Island.

Bruce Murphy

Trustee since 1996
Committees: Executive, Finance, Trustee, and Camp Glen Brook

Upon graduating from Bowdoin College, Bruce enrolled in the Waldorf Institute at Adelphi University and soon became a class teacher at our School.  Today, Bruce is the manager of The Milleridge Inn in Jericho, New York, a restaurant and catering facility that dates back to the early seventeenth century. In recent years, Bruce has been a coach for our varsity track team.  He and his wife Roxanne Martindale Murphy '70 are the parents of Christopher '97 and Thomas '00.

Michael Proctor

Trustee since 2010
Committees: Finance and Buildings & Grounds

Originally from South Africa, Michael is Technology Director at JP Morgan Chase, where he leads several teams to provide technology solutions for the servicing organization in Auto Finance and Student Loans. Michael holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa as well as a diploma in project management from Damelin College. He is also a graduate of the Winkler Center’s Foundation Studies Program. He and his wife Carol are parents to Sean '11 and Jaclyn '14.

David Resnick '79

Trustee since 2012
Committee: Buildings & Grounds

David '79 is an alumnus of the School. He is the Deputy Commissioner of Public Buildings for the New York City Department of Design & Construction. He and his wife are the proud parents of one Waldorf alumnus and two current students.

Barbara Schiola

Trustee since 2008
Committees: Enrollment and Audit

Barbara is Director of Talent of Management at Canoe Ventures, LLC, an international media and communications company. With a bachelor's of fine arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Barbara has over ten years of experience in large corporations, mid-size companies and start-ups across a wide variety of industries. Barbara and her husband Albert Longoria are the parents of Cristian '11.

Scott A. Williams '85

Trustee since 2008
Committees:  Development and Camp Glen Brook

Scott '85 is an alumnus of the School and was formerly the School's Executive Director of Development. Afterwards, he was a Senior Managing Director at the international fundraising and philanthropy firm Changing Our World, Inc. Today, Scott is the Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations at St. John's University. Prior to his career in fundraising, Scott coached both college baseball and football and served as an officer of the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division, where he protected dignitaries and ambassadors and provided security for both President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. He is a graduate of Trinity University.


We want students to meet exciting people, try something different, discover something about themselves, and see the world from a new perspective; put simply we want students to learn.


There is an inviting atmosphere throughout our school created by happy children, engaged families, and dedicated teachers. As a parent—the opportunity to self-select your child’s peer group, one which is aligned with your family’s values and outlook on the world, is amongst the most important educational decisions you can make.


We provide unparalleled opportunities for children, by immersing them in our working farm, outdoor adventures and a community of adults who respect the natural world.


We take the best of classical education and make it relevant by intertwining the arts with academics, resulting in a synergistic experience that creates deeper meaning. No other form of education provides for an academic experience this enriching, authentic and joyful.


We provide opportunities for children to be challenged while creating an environment that allows them to be healthy, satisfied, and productive community members.


Our school includes a 200-acre farm campus, organic gardens, and a community that values well-balanced children.

A Classical Liberal Arts Education Serving Grades N-12

225 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530


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