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Chaddie Hughes

Chaddie Hughes

Position: 
Vice President & Past Parent
Departments: 
Board of Trustees
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Chaddie Hughes resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was born and raised. She graduated from the Garrison Forest School and attended Washington College, earning a BA in Humanities with a teaching certification. With an MA in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, she taught children with a variety of learning disabilities. In addition to a lifelong interest in education, Chaddie has been on the sidelines of her family’s real estate businesses for many years. She first became actively involved in the growth of the Waldorf School of Baltimore in 1987 as a parent. She has served in many roles at the school over the past 27 years, including more than 17 of those years on the Board of Trustees in various executive committee roles. She was President of the WSB Parents' Association, a founding member of the Development Committee (chairing it for 10 years), and a founding member of the Green Committee (chairing it for 4 years). Chaddie has also served on numerous other committees and task groups including’ Advancement, Capital Campaign, Annual Giving, Fundraising Policy, Grants, Auction, PR/Marketing, Website Development, Annual Report, AIMS Report Editorial, Enrollment, Tuition Study, Merit Award, Upper School Co-curricular Planning, Building Design, Search (hiring), and Strategic Planning. Recently, Chaddie played a fundamental role in developing the new administrative model at WSB. Her involvement in Waldorf Education reaches beyond WSB’s walls. She completed the Foundations Study Program through the Center for Anthroposophy. She became involved in work with AWSNA, helping to found the Development Committee on which she served for 10 years, and serving on the AWSNA Board of Trustees for 6 years. She is also a founding member of Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) ,and currently serves on their Development Committee. Chaddie states that “Although there are a number of streams of independent education that address a developmental model of childhood, none that I know of base its approach, as the Waldorf model does, on the developing human being within the spiritual framework of human evolution. Our times present the opportunity for a shift in how the human being is seen. Education is one cultural endeavor that can lead and support this shift. In fact, it matters little if we change the world if we do not change the way we educate our children for the one will never be sustainable without the other.”