About the Author, Susan Simon, MA, M.Ed.

Susan Simon is an exceptional communicator and an inspirational leader.  Her passion is assisting teachers and administrators in creating positive and successful classrooms and schools.  Susan is a hands-on leader who role models effective communication and a strong collaborative approach to running a school.  She demonstrates how personal and professional growth stem from open, honest and transparent communication that infuses all levels of the organization.  Susan is a heart-centered, empathic and visionary leader.  Her work with educators, parents and community members is centered in integrity, trustworthiness, insight and intuition.

Susan is very familiar with being in the classroom.  She taught regular and special education for several years before becoming a school principal at the K-8th grade level.  She has completed her twentieth year as a school principal, in both public and charter schools.  Susan has a Masters in Special Education and also a Masters in Educational Administration.  She has numerous additional certifications and trainings in the areas of education, leadership, communication and personal growth.

Susan is a certified personal and life coach and she uses her extensive skills to mentor and coach the teachers and administrators with whom she works.  Susan is highly skilled at bringing people together to work collaboratively and move forward toward successfully reaching classroom and school goals.  She believes that educators must grow personally at the same time they’re improving themselves professionally.

To help educators advance both personally and professionally, Susan has created and facilitated many workshops for teachers and administrators.  These trainings have occurred in the areas of leadership, communication, brain compatible learning, various curriculum areas and personal growth.  Susan is a dynamic presenter who loves bringing educators together to learn from and share with one another.

Susan has dedicated her life to working with people to help them identify and realize their highest potential.  What makes Susan unique is her ability to connect deeply with others and help them recognize their life’s purpose.  Clients say that Susan is an extraordinary listener who assists them with her clarity and compassion.

Building A Schoolhouse is Susan’s first book.  She wrote the book to inspire educators to renew their passion to teach and lead.  Teachers and principals will discover that this book resonates with their experiences in classrooms and schools.  It validates their efforts to successfully reach every child.  Susan shares strategies and action steps to help educators discover more effective ways to do their jobs.

Thank you for helping me honor my journey. Thank you for tools I can use to become more effective in my life.

Your insights about people enhance your seminars. You present such personal topics in a “safe” way. You open the window for others to see the view and you open the door for our footsteps to begin the journey. Thank you.

Susan’s skill areas in coaching cross all thresholds. She is insightful and probing without being pushy. It’s a gift to want to wake up each day to my job and owe much of that enthusiasm to Susan’s expertise in reawakening my passion.