Laurel's Leadership Team

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  • Ann V. Klotz

    Head of School

    Ms. Klotz began her tenure as Laurel’s tenth Head of School in 2004. A graduate of Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA, she was graduated from Yale College, where she earned her B.A. in English.
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  • Andrea Ausperk

    Chief Financial Officer

    Ms. Ausperk joined the Laurel team in August 2020 and earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from Franklin University.
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  • Venta Cantwell

    Director of Development

    Ms. Cantwell joined the Laurel School community in September of 2014. She attended John Dewey High School, a magnet school in Brooklyn, NY.
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  • Abbey Jones Steinberg '06

    Director of Enrollment Management

    Mrs. Steinberg began her tenure in the Admissions Office of Laurel School in 2011. A member of Laurel’s Class of 2006, she then graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A....
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  • Bella Patel

    Director of Strategic Programming

    Bella Patel has been at Laurel School since 2003. She spent 13 years as a First Grade teacher before moving out of the classroom to work on the Primary School Leadership Team.
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  • Missy Rose

    Director of College Guidance

    Ms. Rose came to Laurel as Associate Director of College Guidance in 2011, and became Director in 2012. A graduate of St. Mary's School in Raleigh, NC, she graduated with a B.A. in Economics ...
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  • Megan Weiskopf

    Director of Teaching and Learning

    Mrs. Weiskopf came to Laurel in 2002 and has held many roles including teaching English and social studies in the Middle School, coaching Eighth Grade Power of the Pen, teaching English and
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  • Kimberley Berndt

    Director of Upper School
  • Leslie K Segal '95

    Director of Middle School

    Ms. Segal started at Laurel in 2013 when she moved home to Cleveland from Washington, D.C. After graduating from Laurel, she earned a B.A. in English and Art History from Dartmouth College, ...
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  • Heather Diemer Havre '86

    Director of Primary School

    As a Laurel alumna, Mrs. Havre spent 14 years at the school as a student.She has taught at Laurel since 2002 and has worked in education since 1992. She is also a Laurel parent.
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  • Jane Reinschreiber Walker '74

    Director of Pre-Primary

    Mrs. Walker has worn many hats at Laurel School including student, faculty member, administrator, parent and grandparent. A graduate of Laurel School, she graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Sociology.
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Board of Trustees

The Laurel School Board of Trustees is composed of volunteer individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and skills. These members include Laurel alumnae, parents, past parents and engaged members of the community. They share a commitment to the vision of Laurel School as the pre-eminent girls school that knows girls, fosters their academic excellence and supports girls' well-being. With the Head, the Board sets vision and strategy for the school and ensures sound financial management, proper stewardship of resources, and accountability towards goals.

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  • Lynnette Jackson Crenshaw '93

    Chair, Board of Trustees

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  • Board of Trustees

    Lynnette Jackson Crenshaw '93, Chair
    Megan Lum Mehalko '83, Vice Chair
    Susan Shons Luria '85, Secretary
    Bethany Bryant, Treasurer
    Kristine Bryan '80
    Gausia Chowdhury '02
    Karen McCartan DeSantis ’79
    Diane Downing
    Megan Embrescia ’95
    Hubert Fernandez
    David Fleshler
    Natalie Linsalata Greene '06
    April Hawkins '83
    Elizabeth Horvitz
    Margaret Schumann Ippolito
    Kathleen Jeavons ’81

    Michael Anne Johnson '64
    Jack Koch
    Lynne Megerian
    Chaundra King Monday '95
    John Reed
    Peter Richer
    Brian Robbins
    Brian Rubenstein
    Eliza Hatch Saada '84
    Laurence Talley
    Suzanne Schulze Taylor '81

  • Ex-officio Trustees

    Ann V. Klotz, Head of School
    Kristin Anderson Horner '80, President, LSAA
    Maia Rucker, President, LSPA
  • Trustees Emeritae/i

    John Batt
    Susan Walter Cargile '60
    Mary French Conway '46
    Christine Cowan-Smith'70
    Louise Pomeroy Dempsey '62
    Sr. Maureen Doyle, O.S.U.
    Elizabeth Embrescia '88
    Mary deConingh Emerson '46
    Heather Roulston Ettinger '79
    Ann Wible Gillespie
    Lee Hoffman
    Anne Conway Juster '80
    Frank Linsalata
    Nancy Breckenridge McCormack '48
    Kenneth Moore
    Douglas Preiser
    Donna Reid
    Barbara Peterson Ruhlman '50
    Nancy Phelps Seitz ’68
    George Sherwin
    Jeffrey Sinclair

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