Board Profiles

Our Board comprises dedicated individuals from diverse backgrounds, including TWS parents, teachers, alumni, and community members. Each member brings unique expertise in areas such as finance, education, fundraising, and a broad representation of perspectives and experiences. United by a deep commitment to our mission, they work collaboratively to ensure the Foundation’s initiatives align with the values of Waldorf education and serve the needs of our community.

Andrew Starzynski – Secretary

Andrew was born to two Waldorf teachers and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After majoring in Mathematics and Philosophy and minoring in Computer Science for his undergraduate degree at Beloit College, Andrew went on to work in IT in Austin, Texas.

He later completed a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Houston and then went back to Chicago to teach high school mathematics at the Chicago Waldorf School. Three years later he was married and living in Honolulu, Hawaii this time teaching both middle and high school math and computer science at the Honolulu Waldorf School.

In 2013, Andrew moved to Toronto where he taught middle school math at Waldorf Academy in downtown Toronto. Andrew was also a member of the board of trustees of Waldorf Academy and a member of the board’s finance committee.

Andrew and his family moved to Richmond Hill in 2017. Andrew currently teaches math and computer science in Grades 7 – 12 at the Toronto Waldorf School. He has been involved in many fundraising campaigns at the schools he has been a part of and he is also the co-founder of a school software company. Andrew is an avid investor and manages the foundations tech including the database, website and file storage. He is a founding member of the fundraising committee as well.

Ardene Wertheim – Treasurer

Ardene had a daughter at TWS and has been part of the TWS community since 2013. She was the Treasurer and Member of the TWS Board of Directors from 2014 to 2017 and the Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors of TWSF since 2021. Ardene has spent her career at CIBC in a variety of banking roles primarily in the area of Risk Management and at OSFI as a bank regulator. She has an International MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona. 

Mohamed Dostmohamed, CPA, CA – Fundraising Chair

Accomplished Chartered Accountant with hands-on experience in Technology and Finance.

I feel strongly that every child should have access to Waldorf Education that gives them the skills they need to keep learning throughout their lives.

I am the parent of two students. My eldest graduated from Toronto Waldorf School in 2018 and my youngest is attending Toronto Waldorf School. I am grateful for the wonderful education that the school has provided to my children.


I have been an active and involved member of our Toronto Waldorf School community, including service as a former Treasurer and Board Chair of the School over the last 15 years. Joining the Board of the Toronto Waldorf School Foundation in 2021. I am passionate about fundraising and creating a sustainable funding for the Toronto Waldorf School. 

DANIEL L. LERNER

Daniel Lerner is an alumnus of the Toronto Waldorf School and former Chair of the Toronto Waldorf School’s Board of Directors.  Daniel assisted in the creating of the Toronto Waldorf School Foundation.  Daniel received his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Astrophysics from Queen’s University and his law degree from the University of British Columbia.  Daniel is a practicing criminal lawyer, a former prosecutor, and has served on the board of directors and executives of a number of not-for-profits.  Daniel also judges the OJEN’s high school mock trials every year.

ETHAN TEELUCKSINGH

Ethan Teelucksingh is an alumnus of the Toronto Waldorf School, where he was educated from ECE through grade 12. He is extremely passionate about the experience and skills he developed while at Waldorf and looks forward to giving back to the community which has served him so well in both his personal and career development

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