Ms. Akmenkalns, Credo’s Executive Director, joined Credo as an Assistant Director is 2015 and became the Executive Director in 2019. She is a founder of Live Oak Charter School and became a Waldorf teacher in 2004. She came to Credo from Woodland Star, where she taught first through fifth grades and also served as a board member, finance committee member and mentor. She earned her Waldorf teaching certificate from Rudolf Steiner College, her MA. Ed in Waldorf Education and teaching credential from Touro University, and her Administrative Services credential from Sonoma State. Prior to her career in education, Ms. Akmenkalns worked as a manager in the software industry. She is the mother of two K – 12 Waldorf graduates.