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About Head of School Lisa Nagel


During her tenure at St. Anne’s School of Annapolis, Lisa has been dedicated to providing a cutting-edge program of excellence that challenges students to think critically and creatively, to know themselves as learners, and to govern their lives with confidence, compassion and integrity.


The distinctive vision of St. Anne’s School fundamentally promotes the same educational goals that Lisa finds critical: fostering authentic, connected learning in a meaningful context, teaching and learning ways to foster community, and learning for life. To Lisa, it is an honor to support faculty who uphold such goals and who thrive in a setting where thought provoking dialogue is par for the course. Lisa states, “Our faculty, in every area, embody qualities that form the foundation for student success: commitment to professionalism, the disposition toward life-long learning, and an exceptional skill base as practitioners.”


Before being appointed Head of School, Lisa Nagel held the positions of both Associate Head of School for Curriculum and Professional Development and Head of Early Childhood and Lower School at St. Anne’s School of Annapolis. During her time leading the curricular program at St. Anne’s School, her deep respect for children and their capabilities inspired her to refine our school’s focus on social development, academic excellence and superior-quality faculty.


Lisa has spent her entire career in education, beginning at an independent school for girls in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where she served as an Early Childhood and Lower School teacher. She later served as an educational editor in a variety of settings.


Before coming to St. Anne’s School, Lisa traveled to Lithuania to collaborate on a conflict resolution project with the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and was the keynote lecturer in a program promoting democratic classrooms in their country.


Beginning her tenure in the school’s 20th anniversary year, Lisa looks forward to shaping the school’s future while honoring its past.




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