Laurel's Leadership Team

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  • Ann V. Klotz

    216-455-3000

    Ms. Klotz began her tenure as Laurel’s tenth Head of School in 2004. She has worked in girls’ schools as a teacher and administrator for more than thirty-five years and is devoted to the academic, social and emotional development of girls.
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  • Andrea Ausperk

    Chief Financial Officer
    216-455-3017

    Ms. Ausperk joined Laurel in August 2020. She began her finance career as a Project Accountant with the Auditor of State's office, helping Northeast Ohio government clients compile financial statements and forecast operating results.
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  • Venta Cantwell

    Director of Development
    216-455-3033

    Ms. Cantwell joined the Laurel School community in September of 2014. Prior to fundraising and development, she held a variety of positions ranging from securities analysis to market research.
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  • Abbey Jones Steinberg '06

    Director of Enrollment Management
    216-455-3026
    aSteinberg@LaurelSchool.org

    Mrs. Steinberg began her tenure in the Admissions Office of Laurel School in 2011. She is a touchpoint for each family that visits and attends Laurel and the coordinator of the Green Key student ambassador program.
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  • Bella Patel

    Director of Strategic Programming
    216-455-3021
    bPatel@LaurelSchool.org

    Mrs. Patel has been at Laurel School since 2003. She directs the Capstone Experience and the Passport Program, and works with the Protégé team to provide out-of-classroom and out-of-school experiences for Laurel’s students.
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  • Missy Rose

    Director of College Guidance
    216-455-3029
    mRose@LaurelSchool.org

    Ms. Rose came to Laurel as Associate Director of College Guidance in 2011, and became Director in 2012. She worked in college admissions at Duke University in Durham, NC, and at Lewis and Clark College and Reed College, both in Portland, OR.
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  • Megan Weiskopf

    Director of Teaching and Learning
    216-455-3015
    mWeiskopf@LaurelSchool.org

    Mrs. Weiskopf came to Laurel in 2002 and has held many roles including Middle and Upper school teaching, English Department Chair, Curriculum Coordinator, Director of the Upper School and currently the Director of Teaching and Learning.
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  • Kimberley Berndt

    Director of Upper School
    216-455-3005
    kBerndt@LaurelSchool.org

    Ms. Berndt is an innovative and student-centered educator with 27 years of experience in a range of school settings and across multiple domains from teaching science to administrative leadership.
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  • Leslie K Segal '95

    Director of Middle School
    216-455-3009
    lSegal@LaurelSchool.org

    Ms. Segal started at Laurel in 2013 when she moved home to Cleveland from Washington, D.C. She began her education career as an English teacher in the Upper School at Belmont Hill School, a boys’ school outside of Boston. 
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  • Heather Diemer Havre '86

    Director of Primary School
    216-455-3004
    hHavre@LaurelSchool.org

    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
    216-455-3003
    jWalker@LaurelSchool.org

    Mrs. Walker joined the faculty of Laurel School in 1986 and taught Pre-Kindergarten for many years before she left the classroom to become the Director of the Pre-Primary in 2004.
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  • Laurel's Mission and Values


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


    Values: Committed to building a just and inclusive world, Laurel girls are courageous, creative, ethical and compassionate.

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  • Lynnette Jackson Crenshaw '93

    Chair, Board of Trustees

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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  • 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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