Ann graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Biology and the University of Minnesota with an MBA. During her undergrad years, Ann worked as an SAT tutor for The Princeton Review. Upon graduation, she was recognized for her leadership and instructional skills and was hired as Graduate Director. In the role, she was responsible for hiring and training instructors for the SAT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE examinations.
After several years with Princeton Review, Ann took her passion for teaching into a new arena and accepted a position as a high school math teacher at the The Head Royce School in Oakland, CA. While at Head Royce, Ann developed an SAT preparatory curriculum for high school juniors. This curriculum greatly enhanced the college portfolios of the Head Royce students.
In 1996, Ann and her family moved to Minnesota and Ann began teaching math at The Blake School in Minneapolis. Again, she developed an SAT curriculum for The Blake School similar to the one at Head Royce. Students who worked with Ann enjoyed score improvements that ranged from 50 to 250 points.
After resigning from her position at Blake, Ann founded ScoreMax, a company designed to help students improve SAT and ACT scores. While working with students, she discovered an overwhelming need to educate students and parents on the entire college admissions process. Following her commitment to college bound students, Ann founded Sage Approach—a unique college program that includes both test preparation and a full service college counseling curriculum.