Susan is an Early Childhood Specialist with over 30 years experience in the field, having a BA with graduate work in Early Childhood Education. She has founded and operated pre-school and after-school programs on the East Coast (Cambridge, New York City) as well as in Marin County (Bolinas, San Rafael, Kentfield). This has included programs for the County of Marin — for example Parents as First Teachers, Summer Youth Employment, Project Care for Children — as well as for private educational entities, for example Beryl Buck Institute for Education. She helped to found and for the past 15 years has been director of Marin Enrichment, a pre- and after-school program on the Bacich Middle School campus in Kentfield, enrolling over 100 students in each session. She reads widely and has traveled to 6 continents, all of which helps to provide the perspective needed to mentor a diversity of children beginning their education.