A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, Ann V. Klotz’s latest piece reflects on how she and her family made the decision to move from Manhattan to Northeast Ohio over ten years ago. Leaving the only life her two young daughters had known, welcoming her infant son into the world, running a summer theatre program in Pennsylvania and beginning her first year as Head of Laurel, Klotz felt as though she had perhaps bitten off more than she could chew. Read how her husband Seth encouraged her to “Keep on Chewing.”

Laurel Ninth Grader Morgan Goldstein showed her culinary skills once again. In late October, Morgan competed in the American Culinary Federation competition, which took place at the Columbus Culinary Institute. Twenty-five contestants were judged on skills, flavor and presentation. 

The 14-year-old won the silver medal for her dish of Cornish game hen, ravioli and a side of rainbow chard with cut carrots and parsnips. 

Read more about Morgan's win in the Cleveland Jewish News.

Naomi Shapiro '15Laurel Senior Naomi Shapiro isn't a typical member of Laurel's cross country team. Naomi's Jewish faith requires that she not drive in motorized vehicles from sundown on Friday evening until sundown on Saturday evening. With many cross country meets taking place on Saturdays, Naomi and her family have discovered an unconventional way to get to meets.

While her teammates ride the bus to meets, Naomi and her parents find a hotel in the vicinity of each meet. They arrive to the hotel on Friday evening, walk to the meet venue on Saturday and then back to the hotel. At times Naomi and her parents have walked up to ten miles round-trip in addition to the distance she runs during each meet.

Recently Naomi sat down with Cleveland.com to discuss her story and they shadowed her for her final cross country meet as a Laurel student.

Read and watch more about Naomi’s remarkable story here.

Two Laurel alumnae have been named to the Crain's Cleveland Business "Forty Under 40" Class of 2014! Sandhya Gupta '94 is a civil rights attorney at The Chandra Law Firm where she has helped protect the voting rights of the poor. Nichelle McCall '01 is CEO of BOLD Guidance, a tech-based startup that helps aspiring college students find their way to universities. 

Not only did two Laurel alumnae make the Class of 2014, but Laurel parent Jeffrey Malbasa is also a part of the class. Jeffrey is President and COO of Spero Smith Advisers Inc.

Crain's Cleveland Business "Forty Under 40" Class of 2014.

Marne Levine, Laurel Class of 1988, was named the first COO of Instagram. A former Facebook VP and current board member of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization, Marne is also a protege of Larry Summers and was his chief of staff while he was President at Harvard University and was his deputy assistant secretary when he was secretary of treasury in the Clinton Administration.

So who is Marne Levine, Instagram’s new COO? (bizwomen article)

Instagram Hires First COO, Facebook VP Marne Levine (re/code article)


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Laurel's Mission Statement:

To inspire each girl to
fulfill her promise and
to better the world. 

The Ninth Grade Preview

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
7:00-9:00 p.m.

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The Middle School Preview

Thursday, November 20, 2014
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"Laurel transforms students into strong women through an exemplary education and an atmosphere built on growth." Caitlin Cronin '16

"During my time at Laurel, I developed the mental aspect of my tennis game -- staying focused and staying in every match. The support that I've gotten from my team and my coaches has really helped me to do that." Danielle Buchinsky '15

"Laurel encourages its girls to try things they think they can do, things they don't think they can do, and even things they never thought about doing." Jazlynn Baker '16

"Laurel is a place where almost every girl can find a home. The community here is extremely accepting and diverse, and every student has her own ideas and opinions that are valued by everyone."Rebecca Brichacek '16

"Confident, independent, open-minded, fearless. That's what comes to mind when I think of what Laurel has given to my daughters." Laurel Parent


“The greatest gift Laurel gave me was the gift of lifelong friendships with classmates, teachers and parents of classmates. We have a special bond based on our shared experiences.” 
Betsy Sweeney Backes ‘78

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