Administrative Staff

Rachel Davis



Ms Davis has a Bachelor of Arts in European History from the University of Arizona, is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a certified Neuro Linguistic Practitioner. She retired from 20 years of leadership at GEICO Insurance to join WSSD.  She brings a long history of successful business management and strong team building skills.


In her off time she can be found with her nose in a legal fiction book or an inspiring business book. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter and working their farm, plunging into the pacific or cycling.


Ms Davis joined WSSD in 2016.

Sheila Garczynski

Communications Coordinator

Ms Garczynski has a Bachelor of Science in Design & Merchandising from Drexel University. 


She loves to cook, read, travel and spend time with her family.


Ms Garczynski joined WSSD in 2017.

Melissa Marino

Lower School Faculty Support

Ms Marino has a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication from Keene State College in New Hampshire. 


She enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors. 


Ms Marino joined  WSSD in 2010.

Virginia Arnold

High School Faculty Support

Mrs. Arnold was born and raised in San Diego.


She enjoys baking, reading and gardening with her pup, Violet.


Mrs. Arnold joined WSSD in 2018.




Eledy Valero

Lower School Reception

Ms. Valero received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Studies and a minor in Psychology from Midwestern State University. 


She's originally born and raised in northern Texas and moved out to San Diego right after graduating University. In addition to working at Waldorf; she works at an international language center with students from all over the world.


You can usually find her at the beach or hiking! 


Ms. Valero joined WSSD summer of 2018.

Lori Williamson



Ms Williamson has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from U.C. Santa Cruz, followed by two years of doctoral graduate study at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.


She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.


Ms Williamson joined WSSD 2004.

Julie Joinson

Admissions Director


Julie was born and raised in Liverpool, England, and moved to Southern California in 1982.


Her passions include holistic healthcare and interior design. 


Ms Joinson joined WSSD in 2003.

Development Director

Coming soon...

Kim Galvin

Business Office Manager


Ms. Galvin's professional path began in the hospitality industry which led her to an executive position in the travel industry, to establishing her own company. 


She loves cooking and travelling, enjoys performing arts, and continues her study in American Sign Language.


Ms. Galvin joined WSSD in 2012.

Jehanne Spriggs

International Student Program

Tuition Assistance Coordinator

Ms Spriggs has a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Economics from Vrije Universiteit-Brussels, Belgium with a minor in Asian Studies from Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley. She is trilingual in English, French and Spanish.


In her spare time, Ms Spriggs enjoys playing with her family, traveling, eating, and experiencing life.


Ms Spriggs joined WSSD in 2014.

Shairi Engle

HR Generalist

Coming Soon...



Deborah Tweit

Snake and Lily Store Manager

Grant Writer


Ms Tweit has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland in Special and Elementary Education, a Master's from San Diego State University in Special Education and has completed additional graduate work at The Claremont Graduate University in the area of Multicultural Education.


Ms Tweit joined WSSD in 2008.

Liza Ferraro

Store Clerk Development Support


Ms Ferraro's background is in clothing design, manufacturing, retail, accounting, office management, customer service and motivational speaking.


She enjoys getting to know each and every member of the WSSD community and loves working with the community on common goals.


Ms Ferraro joined WSSD in 2013.

Candy McGrady

Store Clerk

HS Reception


Ms. McGrady attended the University of Oklahoma and has a background in Dental Technology.


She relocated to San Diego from New Jersey in 2014 and enjoys collecting rocks and minerals, as well as volunteering at Las Colinas Detention & Reentry Facility in Santee.


She joined the WSSD community in 2015.

Candie Harper

WSSD Shuttle Driver



Bio Coming soon...

Pete Barber

Facilities Manager


Bio coming soon...

Connie Pelletier

Facilities Technician


Ms Pelletier was born and raised in northern Maine. She brings her expert customer service skills along with her attention to detail to WSSD. Connie continues to build her painting and home repair business.


In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at a community center here in San Diego.


Ms Pelletier joined WSSD in 2009.

Charlie LeMaire




Bio coming soon...

Benito Torres

Sous Chef


Bio coming soon...