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Suzan Mullane, MSEd

Research Associate and Trustee

Suzan (Sue) is an expert in early childhood trauma, STEM, the brain and project-based learning, gifted education, autism spectrum disorder, and special education. Suzan is certified K-12, with over 25 years of teaching experience at the preschool, elementary, middle, high school and collegiate levels. She is a former Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, and has experience as a School Counselor for the Anchorage School District. Suzan helped to develop and coordinate Anchorage’s STEM initiative. She has helped to reduce the impact of childhood trauma in West Virginia and has presented, internationally, on exemplary educational practices.

Suzan has presented at the Governor’s School in Fredericksburg, Va., on twice exceptionalities (gifted and autism spectrum disorder). In 2007, she was selected as a BP Teacher of Excellence. In 2011, Mullane received the North Star Service Recognition Award with an accommodation from her superintendent: ‘Your work with at-risk youth has been nothing short of extraordinary.’