Head of School

Dan Ahlstrom Head of School

Dr. Ahlstrom, Ed.D., Head of School, has served as a Head of School since 2014. His first appointment as a Head followed a four-year tenure as Assistant Head of School for Tucson Hebrew Academy, a K-8 community Jewish Day School in Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Ahlstrom then became Head of School for Beth Yeshurun Day School (BYDS), an infant-Grade 5, community Jewish Day School in Houston, TX. When Hurricane Harvey hit in August 2017, the BYDS campus was destroyed. Dr. Ahlstrom saw the school through a multi-million dollar campaign to rebuild the campus and established an endowment.

In 2020, Dr. Ahlstrom became Head of School for The Montessori School of San Antonio, TX, rebuilding the school’s enrollment and program following the spring shut down of on-campus learning due to Covid.

Dr. Ahlstrom began his professional life as a Kindergarten teacher at a public school in Sacramento, CA. He then joined the faculty at Sacramento Country Day School, an independent PK-12 school. During his time there, Dr. Ahlstrom served as the Director of Co-Curriculum, a Department Head, and a music teacher.

Dr. Ahlstrom received his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Music, from Case Western Reserve University. He earned a Master of Arts in Music from the University of Utah, and a Doctor of Education in Leadership, Policy, and Administration from Pepperdine University.