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.
Her M.A. is in the individual study of drama from the Gallatin Division of New York University. She has worked in girls’ schools as a teacher and administrator for more than thirty years and is devoted to the social and emotional development of girls.
At Laurel, Ms. Klotz also teaches English in the Upper School and drama in the Primary. Particularly interested in the public purpose of private school, Ms. Klotz is proud that both the NorthStar Collaborative and Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls, founded during her headship, use the School’s resources on behalf of girls at Laurel and beyond.
She serves on the boards of the Heads’ Network, the National Coalition of Girls Schools, Lawrence School, and Headmistresses of the East. Deeply committed to mentoring women to independent school leadership, she has served on the faculty for the NAIS Institute for Aspiring School Heads and the Heads’ Network Leadership Seminar.
Ms. Klotz has blogged for the Huffington Post—frequently on topics around the intersection of motherhood and school leadership. Additionally, her work has appeared in Independent School Magazine, Community Works Institute Journal, and the NAIS Independent Ideas Blog.