Director, MAEd Urban Environmental Education Program - IslandWood
Faculty, School of Education
Sue began her career in education at Seattle Public Schools (SPS) where she directed college access and readiness programs for middle and high school students and served as special project director in support of the Superintendent. Prior to joining IslandWood and Antioch she served as Chief Academic Officer at the College Success Foundation (CSF) where she led the replication effort of the foundation programs in Washington State and the District of Columbia and provided oversight for the creation and delivery of college preparation and Bachelor degree attainment supports for low income and underserved youth. In 2014 Sue joined IslandWood and Antioch to provide, together with Cindy Thomashow, co-leadership for the Urban Environmental Education graduate program focusing on administrative oversight and programming in Seattle.
- Masters of Arts, Human Development (Specialization in Leadership in Education - Administration/Supervision), Pacific Oaks College, 1996
- Bachelors of Arts, Liberal Arts (Specialization in Business Administration), Evergreen State College, 1987
- Success and Growth for Students at Risk, Pacific Oaks College, 1996
- Building Strong Coalitions through Effective Public Relations, Alliance, National Center for Urban Partnerships, 1994
- A Successful Alternative to Traditional Education, The Journal of Negro Education, 1992.
- What Strategies/Factors contribute to the Educational Success of Former Dropout High School Students, Teacher Leadership, 1991
I embrace bell hooks’ philosophy of teaching community as, “a mutual partnership model that invites an engagement of the self that humanizes, that makes love possible … love as a combination of care, commitment, knowledge responsibility, respect, and trust.” (b. hooks, 2003)