McMillan Education welcomes three seasoned educators to the team

We are proud to introduce you to three seasoned educators who have joined the team of McMillan Education, allowing us to serve a wider range of not only traditional school and college candidates, but also students of all ages possessing a wide range of learning and emotional challenges. Like their seven colleagues, Brendon Welker, Carolyn Orsini Nelson and Edith Adams bring tremendous backgrounds as independent school educators, as well as warm personalities, to their school and college counseling. Check out each of their blogs to get to know them even better.

Many of you already know Brendon, who has been working all summer with a range of candidates, including student-athletes, from several states and continents. His international experience stems from his worldwide admissions travel during his 19 years at Avon Old Farms. Brendon attended boarding school himself, played ice hockey at Holy Cross, and earned his master’s from Wesleyan.

Carolyn is considered a pioneer in Learning Differences, and is sought-after as a speaker at national conferences. She comes to McMillan Education after a distinguished career as Admissions Director at the Landmark School in Beverly and as Special Education Director in Ipswich. Carolyn has also taught at Lesley University and Simmons College.

Edith is a highly experienced licensed clinical social worker and learning specialist with an extensive history working in schools, colleges, and hospital settings. Most recently she worked in the Secondary School Placement and Learning Support offices at The Park School in Brookline. She also has counseled and provided treatment to students at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Regis College and Newton South High School.

Join us in welcoming these three wonderful colleagues as we expand our services to guide even more students and families in our common commitment to finding the right educational fit.

Educational Counselor

Tony is the definition of a “school person,” the highest compliment you can pay someone in the world of student-focused education. Simply put, Tony combines his incredible skill and experience as an admission expert in the worlds of college and school planning with his genuine desire to know and support...

Educational Counselor

Susanna most enjoys the close relationships with students and families she builds in her work in school and college planning. She relishes the privilege of helping parents of younger students just starting out on their independent school education understand the educational landscape; she derives a deep sense of fulfillment from...

Educational Counselor

Samantha has always been driven by an authentic desire to help others. Her chosen educational, training and career path as an occupational therapist has allowed her to develop the expertise to serve a wide range of children, adolescents and young adults in need of specialized guidance in finding the education...