As a career educator, Susanne served as a Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Assistant Middle School Principal for the Northwestern Lehigh School District in Pennsylvania.
Specifically trained in academic literacy and curriculum and learning strategies, Susanne has led K-12 curriculum design and writing teams to produce scope and sequence frameworks, instructional material databases, and assessment pathways. Professional development, effective instructional practices, and curriculum development are Susanne’s specific passions as well as STEM education, computational thinking, the impact of digital content on student engagement, and teacher and principal leadership.
Susanne began her career as an elementary school teacher and worked as an Educational Consultant and Coordinator for Professional Development with the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit in Pennsylvania. Prior to her current role, Susanne led Discovery Education’s
global Professional Development Implementation business and Discovery’s Educational Partnership and Marketing Teams in the U.K.
As the Chief Operations Officer for the Corporate Education Partnership (CEP) Team, Susanne is honored to oversee instructional program/product development, business strategy, and operations for the CEP Team at Discovery Education. Susanne focuses her time collaborating with corporations, foundations, and non-profit or governmental partners with like-minded visions to support educators and students to build the highest quality digital instruction programs that can then be delivered through Discovery Education’s extensive network of educators, students, and parents at no cost.
Presenting at the Launch of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank in Cairo, writing for the Teach Secondary publication in the UK, serving as the keynote presenter during the National Digital Week in Ireland, engaging with key members of the House of Commons at the Discovery Education Westminster Dinner in London and teaching in Australia are some of Susanne’s career highlights. Most recently, Susanne also presented the keynote address to the Buckeye Association of School Administrator’s Annual Women in Leadership Conference.