Recently, Ashwood had the pleasure of welcoming three new members to our Board of Trustees. Last week we heard from alumni board member Valerie Shepard. This week, we meet parent of two and tireless volunteer Jessica Wheeler.

Jessica Wheeler has been a parent at Ashwood Waldorf for nine years. She has two children, Gabriel who is currently in Class 6–7, and Evelyn who is in grade four at Camden Rockport Elementary. Jessica has been an active member of Ashwood’s parent body, volunteering whenever and wherever she could help out. She ran the school store for one year and has been on the Serve-A-Thon committee for the past three years. As a member of the board of trustees, Jessica is looking forward to helping make Ashwood the best Waldorf school in Maine.  Before starting a family, Jessica was a pastry chef. She attended Le Cordon Bleu in London and has worked in restaurants in San Francisco, New York, London, and Portland. She still loves to bake and will bring yummy treats to school whenever she gets a chance. Jessica also loves to knit and just finished substituting for Ashwood’s handwork teacher Donna Wenckus while she was out on medical leave.