by Rick Shrum for the Board of Trustees – 29 Apr 2004
The Board of Trustees of the new Great Barrington Waldorf High School would like to thank you for your enthusiasm and perseverance regarding the initiation of this high school. Your bold determination to have a Waldorf high school experience in the Berkshires has been the driving force behind our work. It takes courage to step forward, ask for what you want, and to be willing to blaze the trail as pioneers. You have also done well in representing yourselves to this community and demonstrating that adolescents may be big and boisterous, but can also be responsible, caring, young adults who have much to offer.
This Board has dedicated itself to providing you and those who follow in your footsteps with the finest and most inspired education possible. Our goal is to continue to create a unique program that meets your needs as developing individuals, and challenges you to reach for your highest virtues. We are gathering a team of experienced high school teachers who will guide you along your path of self-discovery and encourage you to do your best.
Our new location will be at the First Church of Christ, Scientist on Main Street in Great Barrington, a building filled with light, beauty and inviting spaces. We know you will be pleased with the site, for in addition to its loveliness, its location offers the opportunity to become more involved with the life of the town, and to feel as though you are a part of it.
Remember that you are not alone in this endeavor; this Board and your school community stands behind you and supports you as you take these important first steps into your new high school.
Rick Shrum for the Board of Trustees of the Great Barrington Waldorf High School
Matt Sagarin, President
Jim Toner, Treasurer
Maria Fili, Secreatary and Adminsitrator
Hilda Banks Shapiro, Jamie Cooper, Patricia Livingston, Christine Sierau, Tom Sierau.