Board of Trustees

Board President: Julie DeFelice

Julie DeFelice is the proud mother of second-grader, Emily, is the Chair of Seacoast Waldorf School’s Development Committee, and is a previous member of the school’s Leadership Council. In addition to her various roles at Seacoast Waldorf School, Julie also serves on the Board of Trustees of Annie’s Angels, a Seacoast area 501(c)3 charitable foundation that is dedicated to helping families struggling with life-threatening diseases and disabilities. She is also an active fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund. Prior to Emily’s birth, Julie was the eCommerce Director for an investment newsletter located in Salem, MA, where she honed her marketing skills and completed her Master’s degree in e-Marketing. This is her third year of the school’s Board.

Secretary: Deb Marcotte

Ms. Marcotte was first introduced to Waldorf Education many years ago, when she was a nanny for two children who attended the Tomte Gubben School (now the Monadnock Waldorf School) in Nelson, NH.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Writing from Granite State College the same year her youngest son, whom she still homeschooled, graduated from high school. She entered the world of public education as a Title One Reading teacher, and after one year, knew she needed to work with children in a different way. And so, she decided to apply to and was accepted into, the Waldorf Teacher Certification program at Antioch University of New England. Her training brought her to Seacoast Waldorf School where she continues on her Waldorf journey with this year’s Second Grade class.

Trustee: Joe DeFelice

Joe DeFelice is a seasoned technology professional with the last 10+ years spent in various IT leadership roles. He is currently Director of Network Engineering at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA, where he is responsible for Akamai’s voice and data networks and also oversees the company’s global Help Desk operations. Joe lives in Hampton, NH with his wife, Julie, and their seven-year old daughter, Emily, and is actively involved in fundraising for The Jimmy Fund.

Trustee: Patricia Frey

Tricia’s background is in the theater, the corporate world and baking and she left these endeavors to pursue her interest in working with children. Tricia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University in NY. She worked for 14 years as a production stage manager, company manager and actress throughout New England. She helped open Sweet Dreams Bakery in Stratham and worked there for several years. While in California for nine years, Tricia worked for Whole Foods Market in their marketing department. She has completed the LifeWays Training, was the school’s extended day teacher for two years and now she is the Beach Pea Nursery teacher and LightHouse parent/child teacher. She has a special fondness for the very youngest children and hopes to work with babies and toddlers when SWS is ready to design a program for that age group.

Trustee: Rebecca Henry

Trustee: Kate Swenson

Trustee: Jasmine Proctor Savage

Trustee: Jacqui Boyko

Trustee: Chris Roth



Board of Trustees Committees

  • Development Committee
  • Facilities Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Parent Association