Sacramento Waldorf School

Middle School Athletics

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Upcoming MS Athletics

Cross Country (Coed) – Head Coach

LeVangie, MichaelMichael LeVangie

Michael joined SWS as the Head Cross Country Coach in 2010. Under his tutelage, SWS athletes qualified for the CIF State Meet in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2013 the SWS women’s cross country team won their first CVCL team championship, led by an individual conference and Sac-Joaquin Section champion. Coach LeVangie is a Level 1 certified coach with USA Track & Field and has coached athletes from middle school through the national championship level.  As an athlete, Coach LeVangie was a Massachusetts HS State Champion in Cross Country and 1 mile and went on to compete in college in Div. 1 for the University of Tulsa and completed his collegiate career at San Francisco State University. Coach LeVangie was an All-American at 1500m and in Cross Country, a US Olympic Trials qualifier in 1988 and 1992, a member of 2 USA World Cross Teams, and competed on the post collegiate level for the Reebok Racing Team. (Joined SWS 20xx)

Cross Country (Coed) – Assistant Coach

Alessandri, Amy

Amy became the assistant cross country coach in 2012. In addition to her formal training, Amy is very familiar with competitive sports. She participated in high school track and cross country, and was on the Cal Poly crew team for two years. Her formal training and education includes: BS, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo; Spatial Dynamics Certificate, Spatial Dynamics Institute; Kindergarten Associate Program, Rudolf Steiner College; SWS Class of ’86. Amy has taught movement/games and kindergarten at the Cedar Springs Waldorf School, the Pasadena Waldorf School and movement classes for teacher trainees at RSC. Amy currently teaches movement at SWS for grades two through eight. (Joined SWS 2006)

Girls Volleyball – Head Coach

Shannon Buck

 Boys 8th Grade Basketball – Head Coach


Boys 7th Grade Basketball – Head Coach

Vincent Gonzalez

Boys 6th Grade Basketball – Head Coach


Girls 8th Grade Basketball – Head Coach


Girls 7th Grade Basketball – Head Coach

Melissa Sam-Rainsford

Girls 6th Grade Basketball – Head Coach


Mountain Biking (Coed) – Head Coach

Morkner Brown, DouglasDoug Morkner-Brown
B.A. In Humanities, California State University, Chico. Diploma in Literary Studies, University of Wales, UK. Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate, Eugene OR. Doug began his teacher training in 1997 after several years teaching in both the public and homeschool communities. He carried a class from fourth grade through graduation at the Sierra Waldorf School and then took a class from first through graduation here at Sacramento Waldorf School. He has many interest including carpentry, cycling, painting, gardening, cooking, and most things practical and DIY. (Joined SWS in 2004)

 Soccer (Coed) – Head Coach

Nick Kukuruza


Baseball (Coed) – Head Coach

Shannon Hunter