Laura Bales, courtesy Annie Wright Schools

Laura Bales will return to her alma mater, Annie Wright Schools, to take on the role of Upper School Admissions Director. Bales will oversee the enrollment of 9th–12th graders looking to join either the boy’s or girl’s Upper Schools programs.

Bales has over three decades of experience in various college admissions, fundraising and communications positions. Her most recent role was at the Museum of Glass as the major gifts officer. Bales received her bachelor’s degree from Whitman College and a master’s degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

“We are thrilled to gain Laura’s valuable experience in supporting and promoting arts and education institutions,” said Christian G. Sullivan, head of Annie Wright Schools. “A match-maker at heart, Laura has a long-standing history of helping connect like-minded people, organizations, and projects. Her passion and enthusiasm for education — especially Annie Wright — will serve her and her alma mater very well.”