Ann is an Executive Coach at Carney Sandoe & Associates who works with newly appointed heads of schools and experienced heads who value coaching for their professional development. Increasingly, division heads and other senior administrators seek coaching as part of their professional growth.
Ann has worked with heads and senior administrators of girls schools, coeducational schools, elementary schools, and K-12 schools coast to coast, as well as internationally.
Ann began her career at University School of Nashville, first as a teacher of middle school English and history and then in the Upper School as a teacher of history, economics, and political science. From there she went to Garrison Forest School (MD) where she was 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 the Upper School and Assistant Head for ten years.
From 1998 to 2014, Ann served as Head of School at Harpeth Hall School (TN) where she led the school through two successful capital and endowment campaigns, worked with three other schools to establish the Online School for Girls, established the Center for STEM Education for Girls through the generous support of an Edward E. Ford Foundation Educational Leadership Grant, increased enrollment by over 25%, instituted student international exchanges and a Global Scholars Program, among other accomplishments.
Ann is a graduate of Fontbonne College with a B.A. in history and received her MAT in history from Vanderbilt University. While a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University, Ann received an M.A. in Educational Administration from Columbia.
Ann has been involved in 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, a public charter school, and the St. Paul’s Schools (MD).