Position: Executive Director, Transitions and College Guidance Counselor
Hi! My name is Meredith Schindler, and I have been teaching at Ann Arbor Academy since 2000, and have been the Executive Director since 2010. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology in 1992 from Miami University, with a minor in Literature. I received a Master's of Science in Environmental Science in 1997 from Ohio State. I was an adjunct professor of Biology at Washtenaw Community College from 2000-2012. In 2020, I was honored to be selected as a Fellow of the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at Columbia University.
I have found that service in professional and community organizations has enhanced my ability to be an effective and innovative leader for Ann Arbor Academy. I am a school board trustee for Ypsilanti Community Schools, and am the board chair for the Association of Independent Michigan Schools (AIMS). I am also the vice president of the Board of Directors of the Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan. When my children were young, I helped found the Ypsilanti Youth Theatre, and served on its board for many years.
I am the parent of four grown children, two of whom are alumni of Ann Arbor Academy, including a 2016 graduate. My husband and I live in Ypsilanti, and we garden and raise chickens in our spare time. I am an avid swimmer, reader, and knitter, and have been known to dabble in quilting, crochet, and rug hooking as well.