Our Team

Susan Nelson

 

Susan Nelson works closely with the LMA team on many of our Head of School searches.

Susan is the retired 23-year Head of The Webb Schools in Claremont, California. Originally from New York City, she began her teaching and administrative leadership career at Staten Island Academy.  Over the years, Susan has held a variety of positions including English teacher, Dean of Students, Upper School Head, Director of College Guidance, and Assistant Head. She has led three successful capital campaigns and is a frequent presenter on school leadership, major gifts fundraising, board/head relations, and strategic planning.  Her two adult sons were independent school "lifers," and her husband was the Athletic Director at Foothill Country Day School.  Susan is the Chair of the Board of TABS, The Association of Boarding Schools, and also serves on the Claremont University Consortium board.