Executive Director | Assistant Director | Chief Financial Officer | Office Manager | Admin Manager | Office Staff
Ms. Lloyd’s tenure at NCS began in 1996 when she became a founding parent of the school. After a hiatus, she returned in 2012 as the school’s director. Ms. Lloyd has a BS in Nutritional Sciences, a California Public School Teaching Credential, a Waldorf Education Teaching Certificate, and an Education Administration Services Credential. She has taught in public schools, public Waldorf charter schools and private Waldorf schools, including Colegio Waldorf de Cuernavaca, in Mexico, where she became fluent in Spanish. Ms. Lloyd’s two adult children received a Waldorf education Kindergarten through High School, which afforded her the opportunity to experience the education from a parent’s perspective.
Karina Haedo is a Waldorf School graduate. She attended Oberlin College and completed her BA in Liberal Studies, Magna Cum Laude, at Purchase College. She completed her Waldorf Elementary Teacher Training, as well as a Waldorf Remedial Education Masters Degree at Sunbridge College. She holds a California Multiple Subjects Credential through the Dominican University of California. Karina has been teaching for over 20 years.
Chief Financial Officer
John became the CFO of NCS in July 2018. After having served in finance and operations leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, John was the Operations Director at the Sebastopol Charter School from 2013 to July 2018. Earlier in his career, he was an international business executive with General Electric, leading and serving in various management capacities. A certified Waldorf teacher, John completed his training at Rudolf Steiner College receiving his MA in Waldorf Education. He also holds a BA in Economics from Yale University, an MA in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a certificate from the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) where he studied abroad.
Jill came to us with over 15 years of experience in working with students and teachers, in both classroom and office environments. She has worked for the Novato Unified School District since 2009 and became the Office Manager at NCS in 2014. Jill grew up traveling the world, as her father was involved in the Peace Corps, then settled in Novato, where she attended middle school and high school.
Megan joined the Novato Charter School staff in January 2021. Before that, she worked at West County High School since 2015 and at a vet hospital for 10 years. Megan grew up in Sebastopol and now is raising her two kids with her husband there. When Megan is not working at NCS she is working as Director of Coaching for WESCO, coaching her daughters’ travel team, and Coaching the West County girls High school soccer team. During her downtime, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and animals.
Angela came to NCS in 2006 as a new parent. In those years she was a room parent, field trip coordinator, volunteer, hot lunch coordinator and was involved with the Enchanted Garden. She started doing lite office work and never left. Angel grew up in Novato and went to local schools. When she’s not in the office, she can be found hanging out with family, hiking, cooking, or sewing.
Annie joined NCS in 2015. She enjoys working with the students and appreciates the work and collaboration of all the parents and NCS staff. On her leisure time Annie loves reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.