Formal Bio and Interviews 


A graduate of Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA, I was graduated from Yale College, where I earned my B.A. in English (cum laude). My M.A. is in the individual study of drama from the Gallatin Division of New York University. I have worked in girls’ schools as a teacher and administrator for more than thirty years and am devoted to the social and emotional development of girls.

I began my tenure as Laurel’s tenth Head of School in 2004. At Laurel, I typically teach English in the Upper School and drama in the Primary. Particularly interested in the public purpose of private school, I am proud that both the NorthStar Collaborative and Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls, founded during my headship, use the School’s resources on behalf of girls at Laurel and beyond.

I serve on the boards of ISACS, the Heads’ Network, the National Coalition of Girls Schools and Lawrence School, and am President of the Board of Headmistresses of the East. Deeply committed to mentoring women to independent school leadership, I have served on the faculty for the NAIS Institute for Aspiring School Heads and the Heads’ Network Leadership Seminar. I blog for the Huffington Post—frequently on topics around the intersection of motherhood and school leadership. Additionally, my work has appeared in Independent School MagazineCommunity Works Institute Journal, and the NAIS Independent Ideas Blog.

Follow me on Twitter: @AnnKlotz

Interview with Creative Non Fiction:

NAIS Annual Conference 2016: Telling My Story: