Clare Anderson has over fifteen years of broad experience in educational settings, including independent day and public schools, teacher recruitment, and, currently, the school placement profession. 

Clare received her B.A. in art history from Washington and Lee University in 1991 and earned her M.Ed. in counselor education at the University of Virginia in 1996. After graduation, she served as the Upper School Counselor at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC.  In 1999, Clare moved to Washington, DC to expand her involvement with independent schools. She served as a placement counselor and later the Director of College Recruiting with Independent Educational Services (IES).

In 2002, she joined The School Counseling Group, Inc. (SCG) as a day and boarding school consultant. SCG afforded her the opportunity to return to counseling families while enhancing her knowledge of schools and her interest in the ingredients for sound school leadership. During her seven years at SCG, Clare placed students in a variety of different school settings from pre-kindergarten to high school. She visited numerous local and out-of-state schools to develop a feel for the school and to build personal relationships with admissions officers.

In 2010, Clare began her own day and boarding school placement practice: Clare Anderson Consulting, LLC.  Clare is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources (WISER). Clare grew up in Houston, TX and Washington, DC. She attended the National Cathedral School while living in Washington and is a graduate of the Pomfret School (CT). Clare lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her three children.