Ann Myers is Director of the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for Mental Health and School Safety and an Associate Professor at the Sage Colleges. She serves as a board member of the New York State Association for Women in Administration, an organization whose mission it is to support equity for girls in schools and for women in leadership. She is coauthor of Leadership 360, a national blog on leadership for EdWeek, and of The STEM Shift: A Guide for School Leaders. Over the past twelve years, Ann has facilitated retreats and workshops for educators, health care professionals and other leaders throughout New York and in New Hampshire and Tennessee.
Ann’s professional career included secondary teaching and various positions in educational leadership leading to the superintendency. She possesses a doctorate in educational leadership from Teachers’ College, Columbia University. Her interest in alternative settings, special populations and organizational change guide her work in schools. She is engaged in leadership development as a professor and an executive coach. Nature and the arts support her soul. She lives between the Adirondack Mountains in NY and the Gulf Coast of Florida with her husband, Ed, and their golden retriever, Myla.