Anne Rubin

Blake announces that Anne Gomez Rubin will serve as the school’s next Associate Head of School beginning July 1. 

Rubin brings over 18 years of independent school experience with expertise in building collaborative cultures, designing academic programs and creating systems for curriculum review and development. She currently serves as head of upper school at the Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California. At Castilleja, she has distinguished herself as a valued member of the school’s senior leadership team by partnering with faculty to transition the upper school to an objectives-based teaching and learning model and by using a research-based, data-driven approach to program redesign.

From 2016 to 2021 Rubin was an Upper School grade dean at Blake, where she also taught courses in English and gender studies. Prior to her time at Blake she led faculty professional development at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and taught English literature courses at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. 

Rubin is a current recipient of the yearlong Aspiring Heads Fellowship from the National Association of Independent Schools. She holds an MA in educational studies from the University of Michigan, an MA in English literature from the University of Chicago and a BA in English from Macalester College.

“Throughout the interview process, Anne impressed the search committee and community with her ability to connect with others, her consensus building, her collaborative problem-solving and her warmth,” says Blake Head of School Anne Stavney. “Personally, I am thrilled to welcome Anne back to Blake in this new capacity. She will bring fresh ideas, insights and energy to the role, combined with a deep understanding and love of Blake.”