Lora Poulos

Administrative Director

Ms. Poulos has worked in the Tamarack administrative office since 2003. She grew up in Milwaukee and is a parent of three Tamarack alumni students. In her free time she enjoys sewing, reading, planning parties and time with her daughters.

Education: M.A. Architecture and Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan). B.S. Architectural Studies, University Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

“Waldorf education awakens the child to the beauty of the world around him. It allows the child to engage all their senses and to breathe in each moment of learning whether it is a math problem, a Greek myth, a knitted project they have created, or a classmate with a different background than their own.”

Dorothy Kulke

Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator

Ms. Kulke has been working at Tamarack since 2019. She has taught in the MPS for 11 years as a Dance Teacher as well as a grades teacher. She taught at Urban Waldorf for 6 years. She also owned and operated Seedlings to Sprouts Day Care.

Ms. Kulke has both a Waldorf and Traditional teaching certificate and has as well as a Waldorf Early Childhood certificate through LifeWays North America.

Education: M.A. Education, Mt. Mary College, Milwaukee, WI; B.F.A.  Dance, UW Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

“Waldorf Education is such a wonderful and all-encompassing pedagogy. Having worked in both traditional public school settings as well as in a Waldorf school, I have seen firsthand how healing, developmentally appropriate and academically rigorous this education can be in comparison to traditional education. I have two children currently enrolled and they have been deeply nurtured and cared for by their teachers. The time and effort that they spend truly understanding each child infused with the developmental knowledge that they possess makes this such a profoundly personalized learning environment.”

Cheri Rognsvoog

Financial Manager

Ms. Cheri lives in Caledonia on a hobby farm with peacocks, chickens, ducks and lots of kittens. She loves all types of hand arts and helps with large vegetable gardens. She has worked as an Accounting/Human Resource Manager and a Financial Analyst.

Education: B.A. in Business Administration and B.S. in Accounting, Carthage College

‘I never realized I was raising my children very closely to the Waldorf ideal until I visited my granddaughter’s Waldorf School! I believe the way to make a difference in the world is to follow my passion for old world life skills and support Tamarack with my accounting expertise.’

Magdalena De Osio

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Magdalena was born in Mexico and has lived in Milwaukee for over twenty years. She graduated from South Division High School. She brings a wealth of experience with her from banking to office manager for another elementary school, not to mention being bilingual. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at her church.

Education: South Division High School

Professional Background: Office Manager at Rocketship Southside Community Prep School, Teller Supervisor at Irwin Union Bank, Certificate of Theology Studies from FLET University

“I’ve had the privilege to work at Tamarak for over three years. I come back every year because I enjoy the team of staff and teachers, and their commitment to our values.”

Indira Vaddi

Fund Development Specialist

Ms. Vaddi has been working in fund development sector for over 10 years and has recently joined Tamarack Waldorf School. She grew up in India and moved to Milwaukee in 2013. In her free time, she loves to play with her daughter, sing, cook and plan a trip!

Education: Master’s in Non-Profit Management, India; Bachelor’s in Public Administration, India.

”Growing up in India, me and my siblings were unknowingly raised the Waldorf way by our parents. Life has taken a full circle when I joined Tamarack and it gives me immense happiness to see how the teachers are fostering creativity and love for learning among children!”

Magdalene Munoz

Administrative Assistant

Education: B.A. in History and Women & Gender Studies, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Mandy Lewna

Afternoon Receptionist

James Ray

Custodial Services

James, who hails from the great North Woods of Wisconsin, has been keeping Tamarack tidy since 2002. Two of his three children are graduates of the school. In his free time, James drums in a Samba unit at the Conservatory of Music, pursues an interest in architecture (masonry), and makes chocolate.