South Shore Conservatory Appoints New Preschool Director

HINGHAM – South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Lodzsun as the new SSC Preschool Director. Although the title implies Lodzsun is in charge of only the preschool, in her position she will provide leadership for SSC’s arts-based preschool, pre-k and kindergarten programs. Lodzsun replaces outgoing director Carol Forbes Scheig who held the position for over 35 years.

Susan previously worked in the Danbury (CT) Public School system for 24 years, many of those as the Early Childhood Services Coordinator for the Head Start Program. Prior to her Head Start years, she worked in many different types of early childhood settings with infants, toddlers and preschool-age children. She is very excited to be working in an arts-based environment.

“Music and the arts have always been a very integral part of my personal and professional life,” says Lodzsun, whose father was a musician and a teacher. “What could be more wonderful than being surrounded by the sound of music and the joyful noise and laughter of children!”

SSC Director of Programs and Curriculum Su D’Ambrosio was excited to have found such a wonderful mix of directing experience and arts appreciation in one qualified candidate. “Susan, with 17 years of experience in the Head Start program, brings a wonderful combination of experience in administration as well as in the classroom,” says D’Ambrosio. “She has also demonstrated a strong appreciation for the arts and their important role in early childhood education.”

To learn more about SSC’s arts-based preschool, pre-k and kindergarten programs, visit or call 781.749.7565, ext. 36.

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory, recently recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is celebrating nearly 45 years of enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts. SSC was founded as a not-for-profit community music school in 1970 and now has two beautiful campuses in Hingham and Duxbury.  Currently serving over 3000 students of all ages and abilities, SSC is the largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. Through innovative partnerships with social service agencies, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s more fragile members. SSC’s Hingham campus is located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, 781-749-7565.  SSC’s Duxbury campus is located at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. South Shore Conservatory is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.  SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook or visit


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