Administration Staff

Liz Lichtman

Faculty: 
After care Teacher, Early Childhood Center
Staff: 
Office Manager, Early Childhood Center

Liz started working at The Waldorf School of New Orleans in January 2013, as the Office Manager at the Soraparu Campus.  After a short break for maternity leave, she began again as Office Manager at our Early Childhood Center on Peniston Street.  She is currently also the After Care teacher and her child, Simbi, is a proud member of the Nursery class!  Besides her roles at The Waldorf School, she helped found and is a member of RUBARB, a community bike shop in the 9th ward, helps with mechanic and moral support for Nola to Angola, and is one of the organizers for Girls Rock New Orleans.  

Lisa Lynde

Staff: 
Business Administrator

Most recently Lisa served as Executive Director for Luke’s House Clinic, New Orleans’ only free medical and mental health clinic for five years. During her time with the clinic she raised over $750,000 in grant funding and donations, relocated the clinic to a permanent location and increased program services. She moved to New Orleans four months after Katrina to work with Rebuilding Together at the PRC and then spent over three years with The Pro Bono Project as their Deputy Director. Her nonprofit experience has focused on fiscal administration, grant writing and management, volunteer management, strategic planning, mission driven program development and overall operations and administration. In July 2015, she attended her first session of Waldorf Administration Training on Whidbey Island, WA and she plans to complete the certification training program. Outside of work she loves to go picking in Michigan for her antiques/furniture business. In her spare time she showers too much affection on her dog Chumlee.

Erin Reho Pelias

Staff: 
Office Manager, Grades
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Erin is a parent at the school and joined the Administrative Staff after a seven year stint as a New Orleans Entrepreneur.  She founded and ran her own retail business growing it to a web store and second location and successfully selling the business earlier this year.  She has participated in Goldman Sacs 10,000 Small Businesses and was awarded Woman Owned Business of the Year in 2016 by the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.  Erin is a life-long dancer and attributes her determination and work ethic to her dance training.  She believes in arts-based education for her children and is excited to work at WSNO during this time of growth and expansion.

Margaret Runyon

Staff: 
Enrollment and Outreach Director

Margaret  has been part of supporting Waldorf Education in New Orleans since 1985.  Alongside a full-time career in high-end retail, she worked over 30 years to promote locally and nationally the broad spectrum of initiatives growing out of Rudolf Steiner’s work and insights.  From 1999-2012 she was on the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America.  Margaret served on the WSNO board from 2007-2016.  She is grateful to finally merge vocation with employment as Enrollment and Outreach Director in this exciting new phase of growth and development for the Waldorf School of New Orleans.