Meet the Board of Directors
Board Member, President
Bio Coming Soon!
Board Member, Vice President
Board Member, Treasurer
Ben Selznick currently owns and operates an alfalfa farm in Christmas Valley, Oregon. Before a career in farming Ben lived in Montana where he finished a BA in Photography from Montana State. During his 12 years in Montana, Ben had a career as a professional kayaker, finished his degree and earned a commercial pilots license.
He and his wife Lael have 2 children attending WSB. Ben joined the WSB Board in 2019.
Ben is very passionate about aviation, mountain biking, river trips, skiing and playing with friends and family
Board Member, Secretary
Board Member, Early Childhood rep
Mrs. Caldwell has more than six years of experience in Waldorf Early Childhood classrooms. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Finance from North Carolina State University, and Mention Bien in Study of French Language, Institut de Francais, Ville Franche Sur Mer, France. Rachel has completed 3 of the 4 years of training for her Waldorf Early Childhood certification.
Along with her three children—all of whom attend WSB—and her husband, she moved to Bend in 2006 from Atlanta, Georgia, to be surrounded by nature and family. Mrs. Caldwell considers herself fortunate to have her parents and sister living in Bend, as well. They all love hiking, biking, skiing, and camping in beautiful Central Oregon.
Board Member, Grades Faculty rep
Meghan Allsopp is a lifelong learner. From a young age, the outdoors was her favorite classroom wherever her family moved and travelled. She learned to be adaptive and very curious, handling new experiences with patient ease. College brought her to the University of Vermont where she majored in Studio Art and Psychology. There she volunteered for the Outdoor Program and Student Life; teaching canoeing, rock climbing, backpacking and other wilderness skills as well as hosting cultural and art-based events for the community. Her love of farming and gardening took her to teach at school gardens, farms, and a therapeutic horticultural program for adolescents and young adults in Hawaii.
Cecelia McClellan brings a wealth of experience as our new School Director at the Waldorf School of Bend. Her background of twenty years of teaching, years of working in school leadership, as well as being a former school director will serve our school community in its next stage of development. Cecelia most recently worked at a school in Portland Oregon, serving 300 students which gave her extensive and innovative knowledge in budgeting, enrollment and marketing strategies as well as a broad pedagogical awareness for serving students and supporting teachers in delivering Waldorf education. Serving on the WECAN and AWSNA accrediting teams has given her ample opportunities to observe “best practices” in Waldorf schools.
Cecelia’s natural leadership lends to inspire and support her colleagues and community. She is an avid learner and has many connections in the Waldorf teaching and administrative community whom have supported her in her own growth and development. She prides herself in being a mentor, community builder, and enthusiast for education. Most importantly, Cecelia is an advocate for children and their future.
While not at school, Cecelia loves to spend time with her husband, son and daughter and her extended family. She loves to walk, sing, dance, laugh and is an avid gardener.