Susan joined SEP in 2023 to serve as a Career Champion. She works with students to help them develop career readiness and employability skills on the basis of their unique interests and aptitudes, and mentors them through career-connected learning experiences. Her role advances our Career Pathway Initiative to empower individual students and the local business community by assisting Stark County school districts with developing career-connected learning programs. Susan is very driven to help all students succeed by being the best they can be and to find the career path that is best for them.
Susan has over 20 years of broad and rewarding experience in the field of education. She began her career as a high school science teacher at Green Local Schools (Summit County) in 1997. After earning her master’s degree, she went on to serve as a Green Local School Counselor at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Her passion for education led to homeschooling her three children in all subjects K - 8 until they entered school in Stark County, where they are thriving.
Susan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Science Education from Grace College (Winona Lake, Indiana) and earned her Master’s in School Counseling from Malone University.