Susan has worked as an educator for over 40 years, first as a high school vocational education teacher and most recently, as an Elementary Media Coordinator. She has also owned and operated early childhood centers. She spent the past 25 years working for state universities in Missouri, North Carolina, and Nebraska, as a teacher and administrator educator. She has worked globally as a Fulbright Scholar to the University of Belize in teacher education and continues to work with the Ministry of Education in Belize with teacher education. She enjoys working with preservice, beginning, and experienced teachers to learn about life in schools and what supports teachers and learners to be successful. Susan graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a BS in Business and Economics and licensure in secondary education, from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, with a MBA, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education with focus areas in Early Childhood and Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is a licensed educator in North Carolina in secondary Vocational Education, Middle Grades English Language Arts, Elementary K-6, Teaching Reading, and Media Coordinator. Susan has two daughters and lives in Missoula with her Corgi, Tedi. She loves to travel and visit her home in Belize as much as possible.