Susan has worked as an educator in both traditional and nontraditional settings for more than 40 years, beginning as a certified youth swim instructor; family assistant; recreational camp leader; private and institutional tutoring; classroom contact instruction in writing resource centers, elementary school, community college, and university; course and program facilitator in distance learning; community education workshops and forums; homeschooling networks; and popular education formats. Susan has worked as an instructor at UAB and Lawson State Community College.
Susan has volunteered with numerous school events, participated in ED workshops, and been an active parent in supporting her nine children as they matriculated through BCS. Her service within the community as a youth in California, as a college and graduate school student in the South, as a young mother and educator in Birmingham, as a community education organizer and Earth protector in Smithfield, and as an artist ,writer, and friend to humanity, all demonstrate Susan’s lifelong passion for learning and education. Susan’s dedication to equity, equality, art, beauty, health, wellness, and justice permeates everything she does as a community visionary and as a strong advocate of fine public education and a high quality of life for all.