Anna Klimmek graduated with a B.A. in history from Smith College. After interning in the fields of museum work, organic farming, and landscaping, she discovered a passion for teaching and coaching. Klimmek returned to school to earn a M.Ed. at Boston College and began her career at a small private school in her native western Massachusetts. She is beginning at Hotchkiss in 2019 as an instructor in humanities and head girls' cross country coach. She, along with her husband Sean, lives on campus.