Susan has been engaged with learning, education, and schools her entire life – as a student, an educator, and/or in leadership. Originally from Alaska, Susan is passionate about outdoor education and experiential learning. Having begun her professional teaching career as a performing arts educator, she holds a Bachelor and a Masters of Music. In addition to post-graduate certificates in nonprofit finance and executive leadership from Cornell University, she is currently a doctoral student at the University of Southern California where she is working toward an EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership. A proud mother of two, Susan lives in University Place with her family. When she’s not at school, you can find her and her family traveling to new places, hiking and enjoying all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.