Angela Nelson

Angela Nelson founded Stages Learning Materials in 1997 as a vehicle to publish and distribute her line of photo-based teaching tools for autism and special needs. Currently Angela is President and CEO of Stages Learning Materials. Angela has a BA in Psychology, and a JD, both from UCLA; and an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus on technology, innovation and education.

During her undergraduate work, Angela studied behavioral psychology at UCLA under Dr. Ivar Lovaas, head of the premier program in the treatment and education of children with autism. Following her graduation, she worked as a senior therapist for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, supervising educational programs, performing assessments, and conducting workshops for parents and professionals across the country and in Europe. During her graduate work at UCLA, Angela completed multiple cross-departmental courses through the MBA program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business Management.

Angela Nelson is a partner, and Vice President of Product Development at Consulting Services for Education and develops curriculum, supplemental products and technology for numerous companies in the school supply and educational publishing industry.

Angela is the incoming chair of the Board of Directors for the Education Market Association, and serves as a Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.