2019-2020 Board Handbook

2019-2020 Community Handbook

Articles of Incorporation


2016 990

2017 990

2018 990 (in audit)

Annual Report 2016-2017
Annual Report 2017-2018
Annual Report 2018-2019 (in audit)

2019-2020 Budget


EcoCollective Community Partners


Rollins Crescendo to Impact

Board Meeting Dates:

3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 12/2* not 4th Wed due to Thanksgiving




Denise is an educator, artist, and resident of Eau Gallie. She studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and completed her graduate degree in Art Education at Boston University. Denise has taught and held administrative roles within the museum, public school, gallery, and non-profit settings. She is a specialist in arts integration – an approach to teaching that integrates art as a primary pathway to understand concepts across multiple disciplines and core content areas.

Denise is a patient and dedicated teacher. She seeks to maintain an inquisitive, creative, respectful, and fun learning environment. At the Verdi EcoSchool, Denise wears many hats as a co-educator of the Upper School and arts integration specialist in addition to her roles as an administrator and board member. When not teaching or making art, you can find Denise cooking, gardening, renovating her house with her husband Matt, or walking her dogs.




Sandra received her MBA from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Ms. Walder’s international experiences have led her to positions as a consultant, Executive Project Manager and partner at an international firm, UsersInnovate. She is an author and educational entrepreneur as the founder of Microschool, LLC.

Ms. Walder is one of the original “founding families” of Verdi EcoSchool and currently enjoys living on the Space Coast with her family as an AirBnB owner/operator




Sara is a curator, florist, and resident of Melbourne Beach. A native of the area, she returned to Brevard in 2006 to own/operate Thallo Floral Design Studio. In 2012, she began working as Curator of Eduction at the Renee Foosaner Education Center, Florida Institute of Technology. While in that position, she revitalized and renovated the community art and summer camp program, created exhibition-related educational programming, and developed community events including April in Paris. During her tenure Sara met Ayana and began working towards ways to integrate Verdi EcoSchool into the EGAD landscape.

Sara received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Eckerd College which sparked her love for learning and fostered an understanding of the value of empowering individuals to improve the world through mastery of self and a lifetime of learning, both inside the classroom and the community we live in.