Education: A resident of Sumter, SC, Suzanne graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1988. Suzanne earned a B.A. in English Literature from Francis Marion College in 1992. She earned both a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2009 and a M.Phil. from Walden University. She also holds a Ph.D. with a specialization in Education Policy, Leadership, and Management from Walden University.
Experience: Suzanne has been in education since 2004; she earned her National Board Certification in English Language Arts in 2011 and successfully renewed that certification in 2020. She earned her certification through the PACE Program, the Program for Alternative Certification. Suzanne taught English and Theory of Knowledge at Sumter High School for most of her classroom career. While in Sumter School District, Suzanne served as a mentor, worked on curriculum writing teams, and led professional development workshops for the district. She has served as the co-director for the Santee-Wateree Writing Project and an adjunct professor for the University of South Carolina.
CERRA: Suzanne came to CERRA in 2015-16 after bring recognized as the 2016 SC Teacher of the Year. After completing her residency, Suzanne served as the Service Program Facilitator. She currently serves as a Program Director supporting the services CERRA offers in the areas of Teacher Leadership, National Board support, and Mentoring.