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 and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2009; she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. with a specialization in Education Policy, Leadership, and Management through Walden University.
Experience: Suzanne has been in education for 13 years and earned her National Board Certification in English Language Arts in 2011. 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 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. She currently serves as a Program Facilitator supporting the services CERRA offers in the areas of Teacher Leadership, National Board support, and Mentoring.