Anne Burns

Anne serves as the Director of the Parents League Advisory services. She advises parents with younger children applying to preschool through elementary school, oversees Advisory and conducts, manages and oversees our school admissions workshop series. A leading educator and expert in the independent school world, Anne most recently served for ten years as the Director of Lower School at Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York before joining the Parents League.  

Anne began her career as an elementary teacher at Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA. She then moved to The Brearley School in NYC. At Brearley for 16 years she was initially a teacher, then became Head of the Lower School, worked in Admissions and was also the Assistant Head of School. From Brearley, Anne went on to become the Principal of The School at Columbia University. She then became  Executive Director and Head of School at  Harlem Day Charter School. She has served on numerous Boards of Schools and Foundations, and was an evaluator for NAIS and NYSAIS. Anne also was a founding Board member of Brooklyn Prospect School and a founding Advisor to Avenues, NYC.