Ann graduated from Fontbonne College in St. Louis with a B.A. in History. She also earned her Master of Arts in Teaching in History from Vanderbilt University and her M.A. in Educational Administration from Columbia University. Additionally, she was a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University.
Ann began her career in education at University School of Nashville, first as a Middle School teacher of history and English, and then as an Upper School teacher of history, economics, and political science. From there, she went to Garrison Forest School in Maryland, serving as Chair of the History Department and a full-time teacher of history, while also the Faculty Director of the Service League and an Admissions Facilitator. She then served as Head of Upper School and Assistant Head for ten years. From 1998 to 2014, Ann was Head of School at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville where she was responsible for two successful capital campaigns, increased enrollment significantly, founded the Online School for Girls, established the Center for STEM Education for Girls, and initiated student international exchanges, among other accomplishments.
Ann has been involved with educational organizations in a number of capacities, both as a member and as a board member, including the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, The Head Mistresses Association of the East, and the Country Day School Headmasters Association. She currently serves as a board member of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and St. Paul’s School for Girls. Ann enjoys bicycling and reading, and has traveled extensively in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.