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Board of Directors 2017-18

Elke Robshaw


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 children are receiving. Elke is a former Account Manager at Henner.

James Danielson


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

Torsten Heider


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.

Teni Leist

Teni Leist began her relationship with the SAGA School in 2010 as an assistant teacher and volunteer and, most recently, she assisted with our move to Greenwood. Teni completed degrees in both Architecture and German Language & Literature at the Ohio State University after having studied at Reed College and the Rheinische Freidrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet-Bonn. She has previously worked for the EMP Museum as a Special Projects Manager and Facility Operations Supervisor. Teni is pleased to leverage her skills to give back to the community that supported and encouraged her career development. SAGA benefits greatly from her input on our Facility Committee and her oversight with the long term future of our building.

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 elementary school students.

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 one preschool and one elementary student.

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 two preschool students.