Dr. Nafie

Dr. Robert Nafie served as the Headmaster of Clairbourn from 1979 to 2018 and is one of the longest-tenured heads of school in the San Gabriel Valley. During his long and dedicated service to Clairbourn School, he led with vision and wisdom, and transformed the school to one with state-of-the art facilities equipped with the latest technology.

After nearly four decades, Bob retired in 2018 and is now enjoying his retirement with his family and grandchildren.
He lives with his wife Leslie in Big Bear and loves to run, ski, ride his motorcycle and go boating on the lake. Bob’s two married daughters, Anne and Sara, are both Clairbourn alums. His wife was a dedicated Clairbourn parent and a former CFA President.

Bob was born in Michigan where he spent his earliest years. He grew up in Minnesota,
where he served as Executive Director of the Washington County Developmental Learning Centers of Duluth and Eveleth. He holds a B.A. in Economics and History and a B.S. in Education from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin, and a Doctorate from Claremont College.

Bob is passionate about education and is excited to continue his support of Clairbourn in his current role as a trustee.

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