Head of School
Jane Samuel has been working with students for over 30 years. She began her teaching career in 1972 following graduation from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She quickly became known for working specifically with girls and young women as she taught and coached in a large public school system. In 1981 she obtained a Masters Degree from Brigham Young University.
After 14 years in public education Jane shifted direction and joined the growing private therapeutic education network where she was instrumental in establishing several new schools and programs. Jane has extensive experience in working with families during the admission process as well as while directing schools and programs. Though she has worked in both co-ed and single-sex schools, she has become known for designing innovative programs to help young women discover their potential and building self-esteem through personal growth activities.
Jane accepted the position of Head of School at Auldern Academy in July of 2006. Her focus has been to bring all the aspects of the school to their highest potential. She finds fulfillment by helping young women grow emotionally, academically and socially. She is committed to helping young women discover the gifts they have to offer, challenging them to grow and rekindling their desire to succeed.
When not working with her Auldern girls, Jane enjoys a variety of arts and crafts activities including ceramics, beading, paper crafts and needlework. She is also an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys early morning walks with her dogs, yoga and hiking natural areas with her husband. Jane believes in the healing power of nature and works to share this love with the girls in her care.