The STEP Board of Directors is composed of volunteer Suzuki parents and community members. Members are responsible for strategic direction and operational oversight, and are elected annually. The STEP Board of Directors for 2017-18 is as follows:
Katrina Moores has been a STEP parent for the past 4 years and a board member for the past 2 years. Katrina’s daughter, Rachael, plays the violin. Katrina is a French Immersion teacher and as a board member, she shares her decision-making and team work skills. As a member of the Retention and Recruitment Committee, Katrina brings a focus on community building.
Heather Patey has been a STEP parent since 2004, and is now parent to alumnae. She has spent over 20 years in civil service as an IT professional. She joined STEP staff as Administrator in 2017. As well, her volunteer roles include new-families liaison; Fiddle program assistant and STEP Fiddlers manager; Board member since 2009; assistant to the Artistic Director; and webmaster and IT advisor.
Heather began violin lessons alongside her own children and continues her studies via the Suzuki Method, participating in STEP and community orchestras and chamber groups, and fiddle gatherings and workshops. She finds the musical traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador fascinating – and a lot of fun! – and is inheriting from tradition-bearers a repertoire of tunes, songs and dances to share with young musicians. She believes not only that “Every Child Can” but also that “Every Person Can” and will earnestly encourage anyone of any age who lays bow to string.
Rob has been a Suzuki parent since 2007. He joined the board in 2017 and helps out with Saturday morning classes and IT related tasks. Rob has over 20 years of experience working in software development. In his spare time Rob enjoys playing music and spending time with his family.
Sabina Wilhelm and her two daughters joined the STEP family in 2016. She works as a seabird biologist with the federal government. Sabina is a newly appointed STEP board member and her volunteer role focuses on coordinating the solo concerts which provide students several opportunities to perform in a warm and friendly community throughout the year.
Our STEP Policy Manual (including Teachers’ Studio Policy) is being updated from the 2012 version. Please ask if you have questions about any matters of policy. The new version will be posted here and distributed when finished.