The Administrative Team is here to help. Our school is so much more than just classrooms, and the dedicated staff who work in the office help keep it running. Not sure who to connect with? Click here for a helpful document on where to direct your communication.
Jennifer Slater, Director
Jennifer Slater first joined DWS in 2009 as a substitute in our early childhood program. With a lifelong love of teaching that was first shaped from playing school with her sister as a child, Jennifer knew that Davis Waldorf School was a special place. She immediately fell in love with Waldorf Education. Jennifer held the Climbing Rose Kindergarten class for 7 years and also took on many leadership roles within the faculty during that time including being the first faculty chair at DWS and serving on the board. In 2020 when decisive and compassionate leadership was needed, Jennifer leaped into administration. She enjoys working with so many caring adults (staff and parents) who work to make DWS a remarkable place. When Jennifer isn’t working she enjoys spending time outside in nature with her young daughter, Riley and husband, Chris. 32`
Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Certification, Rudolf Steiner College; B.A. Child Development, Sacramento State University
PHONE: (530) 753-1651 ext. 114
Gabrielle Walton, Business Manager
Bio to come.
PHONE:(530) 753-1651 ext. 103
Vatrena King, Bookkeeper
Vatrena King graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. After spending many years in Los Angeles, in the entertainment industry, including a 5-year stint as a vocalist on the hit show Ally McBeal, she moved to Northern CA and enrolled her 2 children in Waldorf preschool. She began working as the Bookkeeper at Davis Waldorf School in 2006 and her sons, who graduated from DWS in 2016 & 2018 respectively, now attend UC Davis majoring in Design and Computer Science.
PHONE: (530) 753-1651 ext. 102
Cori Brewer, Registrar
Cori Brewer began working at Davis Waldorf School in 2013 when her daughter was in First Grade. She held Morning Care for five years and also worked as an Aftercare Assistant, and an Office Assistant. She moved into the Registrar position in 2016. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her children and many pets. She also loves silly jokes, so if you see her wandering around, you should tell her one!
PHONE: (530) 753-1651 ext. 117
Kelly Brewer, Enrollment Coordinator
Kelly Brewer discovered Waldorf education in 1989 while working as a teacher and school Administrator in the Seattle area She instantly knew that Waldorf methods were the most beneficial approach to learning available and relocated to California to begin her Waldorf Teacher Training. She settled in Davis where a small Waldorf school was located on County Road 96. Coincidentally, she needed a local job and DWS needed an Administrator. Kelly was hired as the first official Administrator in 1990 when the school had only 60 children from K-3rd grade. She coordinated the first Capital Campaign and secured a loan from Rudolf Steiner Foundation to move the school to the donated land on which it now sits in 1992. She fondly remembers planting the trees on campus when they were tiny sticks! When her son moved to the Sacramento Waldorf School to attend High School, she moved to Fair Oaks. In 2007 she was invited back by the Faculty to once again be the Administrator. She completed the Administrator's Training Course at Rudolf Steiner College during this time and is one of the few fully-trained Waldorf Administrators in the States.
The next phase of DWS growth she led was the 2010 campaign to build the 2 Kindergartens and the Office/MPR buildings. In 2012 she needed to resign for health reasons and recuperated over the next 2 years. AWSNA connected with her during this time to support Waldorf Schools as a consultant, and she had the privilege of working with Waldorf schools from Brooklyn to Mendocino to Alaska to Hawaii. In 2016 the Maui Waldorf School recruited her to serve as their Head of School and to help develop their new High School. She loved her time on Maui overseeing a large Waldorf school on 2 campuses with nearly 400 children, 100+ Faculty, and Staff. She retired in 2020 and returned "home" to Davis where her long-term family and friends reside.
In the summer of 2021, Jennifer Slater reached out to see if she might be interested in serving in the role of the Enrollment Coordinator part-time. Kelly came out of retirement and returned to DWS in July of 2021 for the 3rd time to support the success of the Davis Waldorf School.
PHONE: (530) 753-1651 ext. 116
Eden Tomich, Office Coordinator
Bio to come.
PHONE: (530) 753-1651 ext. 119
Lilly Montes, Marketing Assistant
Lilly Montes was born and raised in Southern California in the San Fernando Valley. She moved to Davis when she was accepted into UC Davis where she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Human Development. Davis became a second home to her so she decided to stay here longer after graduating this past June. After being introduced to social media and email marketing in previous jobs, she fell in love with the field. Lilly’s love of learning has allowed her to have fun with her new position at Davis Waldorf School. She hopes to help support DWS as much as she can to increase awareness and outreach during the new school year! During her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, watching anime, and spending time with her friends.
PHONE: (530) 753-1651