Welcome New Staff!
In the first week of August, Bonnie Madden started at Woolman as our new Operations Manager; handling the day to day nuts and bolts of the school office.
Bonnie's formative years were spent moving throughout the United States. She spent a number of those years in Hawaii where her mother's family has deep roots. Her college years were spent at UC Long Beach, studying social welfare and dietetics. She feels she has finally found a home in Nevada City when she moved here 13 years ago. She owned and operated a documentary/educational film business which produced films for public and private organizations for 30 years. Inspired by the birth of her second son, she started the non-profit Touch the Future with the goal of changing the way adults view and relate to the developmental needs of children. For the past eight years she has worked closely in her husband’s finish carpentry business, Redwing Woodworks.
Bonnie is looking forward to becoming a part of the Woolman family. Welcome aboard Bonnie!
Emily Wheeler has returned to Woolman to become the new Outreach Director. She arrived here in June from her home outside of Burlington, Vermont. She is a 2007 graduate of Middlebury College, also in Vermont, where she studied sociology and anthropology. Now, Emily is enrolled in a Masters program at Goddard College where she studies Community Education with a focus on Youth Programs—Woolman is a perfect place to base her studies in youth development and community transformation.
Emily’s no stranger to Woolman; in 2010 she was a Community Intern and has been figuring out a way to come back ever since. She has a goal to one day start a Woolman-like school in Vermont; one that teaches similar values of peace, justice and sustainability. Welcome back, Emily!