As a first-generation college student, Susie entered education because she believes all students, especially students of color and students from low-income backgrounds, are entitled to a high-quality education regardless of their zip code. Her journey has taken her to Education First where she works with PK16 education leaders to develop strategy and implement programs that address complex educational issues.
Prior to Education First, Susie worked at the MA state education agency where she partnered with school and district leaders to develop and implement academic strategies in support of deeper learning. She worked as an instructional leadership coach, professional learning designer and facilitator, and developed resources to support schools and districts to effectively implement their academic vision. Susie also worked with educator preparation providers to ensure all aspiring educators are well-prepared to be effective teachers and leaders for our PK12 students. With experience in educator recruitment, preparation, development and retention strategies, Susie founded and led InSPIRED, an initiative focused on cultivating, supporting, and retaining a culturally and linguistically diverse educator workforce. While at the state education agency, she was recognized twice statewide for outstanding performance; first for her work with educator preparation programs and then for her work in the area of educator diversity. She began her career in education as a teacher.
Susie holds a master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Boston University and a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Carleton College. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, refining her baking skills by repeating recipes until she gets them just right, traveling and exploring New England where she currently lives.
- Educator Preparation, Strategic Hiring & Retention
- Teacher Leadership, Teacher Voice & Career Pathways
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Assessments for Learning & Accountability
- Planning & Problem Solving for Successful Implementation
- Chicago Public Schools
- Minneapolis Public Schools
- Indianapolis Public Schools
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The hike was hard...
Working on making homemade baked goods look good