Susan Shaffer, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium

Over the past four decades, Susan has developed, refined, and shared her expertise on transformational education. Her nationally recognized work in public schools centers on the development of comprehen­sive technical assistance, training on educational equity, culturally responsive pedagogy and practice, and multicultural gender-related issues. She publishes extensively on gender equity, family engagement, civil rights, multicultural education, and dis­ability. She recently co-edited the journal, Equity-Centered Capacity Building: Essential Approaches for Excellence & Sustainable School System Transformation, and co-authored the book, How to Connect with your iTeen: A Parenting Road Map. Susan serves on several boards, including the National Association of Family, School and Community Engagement (co-founder and chair), School of Education, Bowie State University, MD, the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, and Harmony through Education (an international educational non-profit). Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member at Howard University, a member of the Continuous Improvement for Equity Design Team for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and a partner with the W. K Kellogg Foundation’s Council for Chief State School Officers’, State Consortium on Family Engagement. Susan is the recipient of numerous awards for her service, leadership, and significant contribution to curricular materials on women. She holds a B.A. in History and M.A. in education from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

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Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to

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