Charter Council can be contacted by email at: email@example.com
The Woodland Star Charter Council is comprised of 9 members who form the exclusive governing body of the Charter School. They are dedicated to our mission, vision, core principles, and to ensuring ongoing educational success and fiscal responsibility of the school. The Board of Directors gives final approval to all personnel, budget, and policy decisions and ensures that the school’s practices are consistent with the vision and mission of the school. Four Board members are voted in by the WS community, three are appointed by the Board and two are appointed by the WS Faculty, each serving a term of two years. Elections are held in the spring when vacancies occur. The Board delegates operating of the school to the WSCS Administration.
The Charter Council meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month (unless noted below) at 6:30 PM in the Main Hall. As a public agency, the WS Charter Council must adhere to the Ralph M. Brown Act, California’s open meeting law. The law’s intent is that the actions of public commissions, boards, and councils in California be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly. (Government Code section 54950.)
Woodland Star Charter Council Calendar 2020-21
August 12th, 2020
September 9th, 2020
October 14th, 2020
November 18th , 2020
December 9th , 2020
January 13, 2021
February 10, 2021
March 10, 2021
April 14, 2021
May 12, 2021
June 9, 2021
Charter Council Board Members
Charter Council President/Parent Representative
Board Appointed (seat expiring June 2021)
Robert and his wife, both working in creative careers as a photographer and illustrator/designer, live in Sonoma with their two children. Robert also works part-time as Program Director for ITP in Marin. Robert has been actively engaged at Woodland Star for the past 10 years, donating time as Class parent, Hiring Committee member, Parent Association member and WSEF Board member. He has served on the WSCS Board for eight years, three as president.
Seth Olyer has been an active member of the Woodland Star community since 2015. He has been a class volunteer, field trip chaperone, Sprite’s Night writer/director/actor, Educational Foundation board member and President, Auction Gala MC, and Jogathon hype man! Seth has been a firefighter in Oakland for 24 years, and is also the Vice President of the Oakland Firefighter’s union, IAFF Local 55, where where he helps negotiate contracts, settle labor disputes and grievances, conducts monthly and quarterly meetings, and endeavors to protect the wages, benefits, working conditions, and due process rights for five hundred Oakland firefighters. He lives in Sonoma with his lovely and ridiculously talented artist wife Annette Goodfriend, and his 12 year old son Izzy, who is smart, funny, kind, and (mostly) well behaved.
Faculty Appointed (seat expiring June 2022)
Faculty Appointed (seat expiring June 2022)
Community Appointed (seat expiring June 2022)
Brooke Sevenau is the mother of two – a current Woodland Star student and a Woodland Star alum who now attends Credo High. Brooke has served on the Charter Council since 2017 as the Parent Association representative.
Brooke was raised in Sonoma. She graduated from Ursuline High School and earned her BA in English from UCLA. She worked for 10 years in major gift fundraising at UCLA and at UC Berkeley. As Director of Research, she identified donors for Cal’s $1.1 billion Campaign – at the time, the largest fundraising effort in the history of public universities.
After leaving non-profit, she started several businesses including a public relations and communications firm specializing in jewelry, beauty, fashion and film, and a vacation rental management company that managed 40 houses in the Sonoma valley. In 2012 she was hired as Editor of a jewelry trade magazine, where she worked until 2017.
Brooke’s mother was a Waldorf kindergarten teacher and Brooke is passionate about Waldorf education. She is grateful for public Waldorf schools and does what she can to support our special community. Her favorite role on campus is Director of W.O.W. (Women of Waldorf) a Woodland Star dance troupe made up of moms!
Community Appointed (seat expiring February 2022)
Barbara joined our board in the spring of 2020. Recently retired from a career local public legal service, Barbara has been volunteering as a reading tutor for the United Way’s School’s of Hope working emerging readings in the early grades.
*Note: Two appointed seats are vacant.