June 13, 2019

Wisconsin names new Education superintendent

Wisconsin names new Education superintendent

Sue Nelson has accepted the call to serve as superintendent of Education for the Wisconsin Conference. She is coming from the Dakota Conference where she served as superintendent of Education, Sabbath School and Pathfinder director since 2017. Prior to this, she served as director of Outdoor School for the Dakota Conference from 2011‒2017.

She previously has worked in Wisconsin as principal/teacher in the Fox Valley Seventh-day Adventist School (1998‒2004), and later served as principal/teacher in Elkhart Adventist Christian School in Indiana.

Nelson received her BS in Elementary Education from Andrews University with minors in Science and Language Arts. Then, in 2015, she completed her Master’s in Educational Administration from Capella University in Minneapolis.

“I had good mentors as a child growing up,” said Nelson. “I chose to go into education because I wanted to be that kind of a person and give back to my church. My husband and I consider our churches and our schools [as] family! We look forward to joining the Wisconsin team as we do ministry back where we started.”

Nelson and her husband, Loren, have two children, Lucas and Madison. In their free time, they enjoy getting outside, riding bikes, playing games and spending time with friends.

They plan to join the Wisconsin team in mid-August.

Nelson replaces Linda Rosen, who retired at the end of the last school year.