Bridge School Staff

Cynthia Clarke, Noah Hoffman, Amanda Warren and Joslyn Cassady compose the full-time staff at Bridge School and are designated "Mentors." Cynthia, Noah, Amanda and Joslyn share administrative duties as well as teaching.

The term "Mentor" was chosen to represent the position in relation to the daily life of the Bridge School community. Mentors fulfill a multi-layered role: They are guides, allies, facilitators, teachers, collaborators and coaches. Mentors hold the day for the children by greeting each child every morning and saying goodbye at the end of each day.

Diane Hare teaches language arts and math. Dave Majzler is the enrichment teacher and oversees the after-school program Bridge Bananas.


Bridge School has an active and committed group of parent volunteers, who teach Explorations and Arts courses, work with classes on a daily or weekly basis and also substitute for teachers.

We benefit so greatly from our volunteers' generous offers of knowledge and time and treasure this role at Bridge School. Our community is rich with committed Volunteers with talent and an interest in sharing.

Volunteer positions are vital to the diversity and expertise we value at Bridge School.


The Board is responsible for fund raising, maintenance of buildings and grounds, publicity and hiring the head of school. The Board, in concert with the Staff, does long-range planning for the future of the School. The Board and the Staff create the annual School budget. The Board accepts suggestions, requests and issues raised by parents and community members. The Board of Directors is made up of 8-11 members drawn from the staff, parents and community.

Current Board members are:

Lisa Mitchell, Chair

Stacey Rainey, Vice Chair

Dick Nessen, Founder

Jeff Weaber, Treasurer

Anja Wurm, Secretary

Ross Parker

Joslyn Cassady, Mentor-Administrator
Noah Hoffman, Mentor-Teacher
Cynthia Clarke, Mentor-Teacher
Amanda Clarke, Mentor-Teacher

The Board meets the second Tuesday of each month. Decisions of the Board are reached by consensus. New members are invited by the sitting Board. Bridge School is 501c(3) non-profit organization.