Geraldine Kline (2016 to present) – Head of School
Geraldine Kline grew up in a small village in France where life was simple and joyful. She was fortunate to begin her adult life in Plum Village, Zen Master Thich Hanh's practice center in Southwest France, where in the course of seven years she studied and practiced mindfulness, met her husband, started her family and met many people from around the world in search of meaning and peace of mind in our increasingly busy world.
Geraldine and her husband Michael wished to offer their children the most meaningful schooling, which led them to Waldorf Education and brought their family to England, Upstate New York, Canada and Seattle. Since 1996 Geraldine has spent much of her time contributing to Waldorf schools while raising her three children, all enthusiastic Waldorf graduates.
Geraldine is a 1983 graduate of the Ecole Hotelière de Poligny, where, in typical French fashion, she trained in hotel and restaurant management. After a few years of teaching French to grades one through 12, she followed her inclination for leadership and organizational development to take increasingly complex roles in fundraising and development. Her career in school administration culminated in her taking the consecutive positions of Executive Director at the Seattle Waldorf School, a preschool through grade 12 school, from 2006 through 2011 and the Three Cedars Waldorf School, a preschool through grade eight school, from 2011 through 2015.
During her time at both schools Geraldine was able to initiate strategies to achieve excellence, sustainability and growth. Through initiative and an understanding of the unique philosophy, capabilities, and potential hindrances specific to each school, she was able to streamline operations, inspire faculty loyalty, increase enrollment, ensure financial viability and sustainability and establish both schools as key players in the regional educational map. Geraldine came to New Hampshire in early 2016, first as Head of School at High Mowing School, and through the unification of Pine Hill and High Mowing Schools, she also serves as Head of School for Pine Hill.
Tari Steinrueck (2016 to present) – Dean of Education
Barbara Johnson (2006 to present) – Business Manager
Barbara was the Finance Manager at the Hungry Hollow Co-op in Spring Valley, New York, for 16 years and lived in the Threefold Community for almost 25 years. She has a B.A. in Speech Communication from Oakland University in Michigan and studied Performing Arts Management at Brooklyn College. She graduated from the Applied Arts Program at Sunbridge College. Her three children are all Waldorf school graduates.
Gail Agans (2003 to present) – Bookkeeper
Gail is from Newton, Massachusetts and graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Civil Engineering. She is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s 4,000 Footer Club. Gail’s daughters are graduates of Pine Hill.
Kevin Boulanger (2013 to present) – Facilities Manager
Kevin is a graduate of High Mowing School. He has 25 years experience working in construction and building management. Kevin's interests include playing guitar and mandolin in local bands, and practicing martial arts. Kevin's children attend Pine Hill.
Karen Nadeau (1983 to present) – Housekeeping
Karen is a graduate of Keene State College, with a degree in General Studies and a concentration in Psychology. She also has certifications in a number of alternative emotional and energetic healing practices, as well as specific training in bereavement and emotional support in hospice care. She has been a long time caregiver for elders and those living with terminal illness. Karen has been an animal rescue volunteer for many years. She has also volunteered to assist adolescents and young adults - teaching reading and GED and community college preparation. In her spare time, Karen practices yoga and meditation, and finds enjoyment in all activities in the great outdoors, especially hiking and taking daily very long walks. She loves Waldorf Education.