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Head of School

A New York native, Dr. Lori-Anne Brogdon previously served as the Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean at Poly Prep Day School, a coeducational preschool through 12th grade school with 1,100 students in Brooklyn. In this role, she was responsible for decision-making around curriculum and instruction and creating a comprehensive vision of Poly's academic program. Additionally, she led professional development, hiring, and evaluations.

Dr. Brogdon received both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Elementary Science Education and Administration from Columbia University's Teachers College.

Diversity and social justice have long been at the center of Dr. Brogdon’s personal and professional values. As Head of the Middle School at Poly, she implemented the Kaleidoscope program in Middle School advisories, where groups of students from different grades gather together to discuss current events and issues and participate in community service. She is also a facilitator in the annual National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference.

Dr. Brogdon says her husband Alan and their children, Alice-Ann (8) and Pierce (10), are “looking forward to making Chicago and Catherine Cook their new home.”