Staff & Administration

/Staff & Administration
Susan Goss

Susan Goss / Administrative Chair

In 1976, I moved to Skagit Valley and fell in love with the beauty of the PNW and the opportunity to raise my children in a small agricultural community. My children grew up and began their own adventures, my daughter now lives in New Orleans and my son, his wife and my first grandchild live in South Korea! When I found myself with an empty nest, I started traveling and working across the United States for the next 20 years but my heart always drew me back to Skagit Valley. In 2015 I moved back and now live in Sedro Woolley with my sister Mary, 2 ducks, Tippie and Blackberry and 2 Golden Retrievers, 9 year old AnnaBelle and 1 year old Lily (who has grown up at Greenwood Tree and loves children)! I am honored to dedicate another year to supporting the teachers, families and leadership of Greenwood Tree.
Eileen Frazier

Eileen Frazier / Root Children and Tulips Teacher

Eileen is excited to join the 2018-19 teaching team as the Roots and Tulips teacher. She has been an active member of the Greenwood Tree community since 2012 and has held many roles in that time including school Registrar, board member, bookkeeper assistant, teacher’s assistant in 2012 Saplings class and Co-teacher in 2015 for the Roots Class. She has incorporated elements of Waldorf education into homeschooling her 4 children, ages 14-2, and she is pursuing additional Waldorf teacher training through Sound Circle in Seattle. Prior to her transformation into “Mom”, she worked in the veterinary field and has a BS in Animal Science from the Univ. of Maryland. She moved to WA from MD 17 yrs ago and she feels blessed on a daily basis to have the privilege to live in our Magic Skagit and to pursue her love of gardening, travel, animals, community and friends. She is passionate about educating the whole child with both love and with respect for their individual selves. She’s looking forward to guiding parents and children during these precious early childhood years and she hopes to hold a daily rhythm that is full of wonder and opportunities for curiosity and exploration.
Victoria Baker

Victoria Baker / Thimbleberries Teacher

Victoria is excited to begin her 6th year teaching at Greenwood Tree Educational Cooperative and to return to the Thimbleberry Kindergarten. She is the proud parent of two adult Waldorf alumni and has been part of the movement for Waldorf Education for over twenty years! As a young person, she was initially drawn to Waldorf by the beauty and intention she experienced in the Tacoma Waldorf School kindergarten and continues to be inspired by all of the vital and engaged elders still working and advocating for healthy childhood. Victoria is dedicated to the nurturing and protection of childhood and the child’s imagination through art, story, puppetry and doll play. She received her Master in Teaching from The Evergreen State College in 2004 and is delighted to be participating in Sound Circle's teacher training with several Greenwood Tree colleagues. The Social Inclusion and Simplicity Parenting work has been an important influence throughout her years in elementary and early childhood classrooms. Raised as an only child, in a large and loud extended family, she is gratified by the work of helping children and adults navigate the changes that come as a child grows and develops as well as the healthy conflicts that arise in our homes, the classroom, and the playground. Victoria feels blessed to work in this vibrant community, this beautiful valley, and by the power and wisdom of the local indigenous culture and history. She considers it an honor to share this golden moment of early childhood with the families of Greenwood Tree and looks forward to a rich and joyful year with the children and the vibrant community of Greenwood Tree. Victoria currently resides in North Everett, with her husband Jason, youngest son Cedar (Sunflowers) and Lily their very shy Bernese Mountain Dog.
Jocelyn Norcross

Jocelyn Norcross Seidenberg / Grades 1/2 Teacher

Jocelyn Norcross Seidenberg is thrilled to join GWT community as the new first grade teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Her teaching journey began 15 years ago when her daughter was born and she discovered the value of Waldorf education as a parent. Since then she has been part of three thriving Waldorf communities, both as parent and teacher. She has a Waldorf teaching certificate and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish. She has lived in Guam, Hawaii, California, New Hampshire, and now Washington State for the last six years. In her spare time Jocelyn enjoys traveling, practicing Spanish, gardening and spending time alone in nature. She especially enjoy spending time with her loving husband, brilliant daughter, 11-year-old cat and new puppy. She looks forward to the upcoming school year with joy!
Natasha Daggs

Natasha Daggs / Eaglets - grades 3/4 Teacher

Shelley Schoenberger

Shelley Schoenberger / Sunflowers - grades 5/6 Teacher

Shelley Schoenberger is excited to be returning to Greenwood Tree as the Sunflower Class Teacher combining Grades Four and Five.  As a Skagit Valley native, she is honored to be an educator in the community where she was raised. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Teaching, Shelley spent a year in Switzerland and Spain, then started her career in education teaching high school Spanish.  During this time she continued with her education, earning a Master’s Degree in Spanish from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  She taught high school Spanish for seven years and has continued teaching Spanish as well as other classes at Greenwood Tree after leaving public education and staying home with her children. Shelley has been a part of the Greenwood Tree community since the birth of the school, serving as a board member, parent and teacher.  Greenwood Tree introduced her to Rudolf Steiner and Waldorf education, inspiring her as a teacher, mother, wife, friend, sister and daughter to nurture the individual genius inside of each of us.  She has witnessed her two children grow alongside the school and fellow students and is blessed to be a part of this unique and amazing community. Shelley has a passion for education, Spanish, movement, handwork, being outside, cultivating and preserving food and maintaining a living home with her family and community.
Britt Shellenberger

Britt Shellenberger / Outdoor Ed Teacher

Britt Shellenberger grew up in the Skagit Valley and after traveling and living elsewhere has returned here to raise her family. She is happy to call this beautiful valley home again, with all of its natural diversity and beauty. Britt welcomes the opportunity to discuss and nurture the growth of the human spirit. She views challenges as opportunities and ‘failures’ as necessary. By being able to sit with challenging situations and allow the growth of each person, she is well suited for work with children. She is driven by this passion to understand others and uses it to continually find new and interesting ways to engage the whole child. Britt has been with Greenwood Tree from the beginning, serving in various positions in the community, and two years ago began the weekly outdoor education program for Grade 2. She will be continuing this outdoor program for Grades 3 and 4 this year and will be teaching the Home-school Enrichment program for Grades 2, 3, & 4; The Dandelions. Britt graduated from The Evergreen State College with a degree in Cultural Studies, in 1999 and furthered her education at Western Washington University and the North Cascades Institute, graduating with a MEd in Environmental Education and Non Profit Administration in 2003. These studies have supported her passions and challenged them.