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Board of Directors 2019-20

 

Board Members

Elke Robshaw Elke Robshaw
President

Elke Robshaw continues her three-year position serving as President of the SAGA School Board of Directors. Elke has served on the Board for a number of years and has two children at SAGA. During her tenure with the Board, Elke has played a key role in Hiring and Curriculum Committee work at SAGA. Her dedication and commitment has helped refine the schoolís missions and goals and ensure the quality of educators and education our students are receiving. Elke graduated from LMU, Munich and is the COO at Kong Academy.

 

James Danielson James Danielson
Secretary

James Danielson joined the SAGA Board in 2010 and serves as the Board Secretary. Father of two elementary students and one middle school students, James has a background in law and works for the Seattle Police Department in Human Resources.

 

Torsten Heider Torsten Heider
Treasurer

Torsten Heider joined the SAGA Board of Directors as the Treasurer in late 2017. Torsten holds a Masterís degree in Information Technology and worked for several international companies as an IT project manager. He relocated from Germany to Seattle in 2014 and especially enjoys the Pacific Northwest outdoors.

 

Barbara Curran Barbara Curran-Steiner


Barbara Curran has been with the SAGA Board since 2009. Barbara is CFO of Curran Catalog and graduated from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Since joining the Board, Barbara has served the school in multiple functions and currently oversees the governance/trustee committee at SAGA. Barbara is mother to two middle school students.

 

Dana Bagwell Dr. Dana Bagwell


Dana Bagwell has enjoyed many years of experience with her children at the SAGA School. Dana has a PhD in communication from the University of Washington and has extensive experience living in and traveling around German-speaking countries. Dana is assisting the Board with fundraising efforts and communications. Dana is mother to two elementary students.

 

Olaf Weckner Dr. Olaf Weckner


Dr. Olaf Weckner was born in Goettingen obtaining his PhD in Engineering Science at the Technical University of Berlin. In 2004, he moved to Boston to continue his research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT. In 2005, Olaf moved to Seattle to work for Boeing. Outside of work Olaf loves to spend time with his family, go for a run or drive his old Mercedes. Olaf joins the Board this year and will be helping on the Board with strategic facility planning. Olaf is father to one preschool student and one elementary student.

 

Juergen Schatzer Juergen Schatzer


Juergen Schatzer, a German community member, recently joined the SAGA Board of Directors. After studying in Austria and the Midwest, he was working for a German media company as a Systems Analyst in NYC before moving to Seattle. One of his main functions will be as a facility project manager for SAGA's strategic initiatives. Juergen is the father of a teenage daughter, who is learning how to use her new driver's license.

 

Claudia Claudia Whitaker-Greenway


Claudia Whitaker-Greenway joined the SAGA Board in March 2019. She is a retired K-12 School Counselor with a Masters Degree in Education and a K-12 Teachers Certificate in Health Education. She is also a retired Registered Nurse of 30 years. Claudia looks forward to working with the SAGA Board and staff to accomplish their future goals for the school.