Ojai Valley School is located on two campuses in Ojai, CA. The Lower Campus (grades PK-8) is located at 723 El Paseo Road. The Upper Campus (grades 9-12) is located at 10820 Reeves The school also has a Business Office located at 510 Country Club Drive. Please call (805) 646-1423 for information or access the staff directory below.
Laurie ClarkHead of School, Lower Campus
Laurie Clark was named Head of School, Lower Campus, in June 2020. Originally from California, Laurie earned her B.A. in Humanities from Fort Lewis College in Colorado. She went on to earn her M.A. in Education from Adams State College, as well as a Master Teacher Certification in Outdoor Education from Four Corners School of Outdoor Education. She also received her certificate in International School Leadership from the PTC.
Laurie has taught grades one through five. She served as the Head of Lower School at Cedar International School in British Virgin Islands, and most recently served as the Lower School Principal at Rancho Solano Prep School, a PK-12 school, in Scottsdale, Arizona. During her 25 years as an educator, Laurie has developed curriculum, taught workshops, trained teachers, evaluated schools, and much more. She believes in educating the whole child, and feels strongly that challenging academics should be taught hand-in-hand with a robust co-curricular program.
Laurie also loves traveling, cooking, gardening and the outdoors. She and her husband have recently become empty nesters as their daughter has recently graduated and moved on to university.