Laura Hansen

Senior Search Consultant

Joined staff: 2015


Laura Hansen is a veteran independent school teacher and administrator who has worked in coeducational, boys, and girls schools. She served for eight years as Head of Upper School at Collegiate School in New York City. Earlier, she directed the Upper School at Kingswood-Oxford School in Connecticut, where she had also chaired the English Department and worked as Director of Public Relations. From 1996 to 1999, Laura was the Head of Upper School at Greenwich Academy. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut and her M.A.L.S. with a concentration in poetry and literary theory from Wesleyan University.  Laura serves as a  lead consultant for Head of School and other senior administrative searches.

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Recent Search Assignments:

  • Head of School, The Town School (NY)
  • Head of School, Head of Grammar School, Prep School Director; Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School (NY)
  • Head of School, Keystone School (TX)
  • Head of School, The Shlenker School (TX)
  • Head of School, Montclare Children’s School (NY)
  • Head of School, Kamehameha Kapālama Campus (HI)
  • Head of Middle School, Head of Upper School; The Browning School (NY)
  • Principal of Lower School, Principal of Upper School; Ethical Culture Fieldston School (NY)
  • High School Director, The Dalton School (NY)
  • Director of Admission, Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)