Susan Howey graduated from Michigan State University, and began her teaching career in the Chicago Public Schools. She taught 1st grade for seven years. While in Chicago, Susan earned her Master’s Degree in Reading and Learning Disabilities.
Since returning to Michigan, Susan has been teaching 4th grade at Trombly Elementary in Grosse Pointe Park. Throughout her 20 years teaching 4th graders, Susan has embraced educational technology and considers herself a “tech nerd.” Project based learning has been an important component of Susan’s classroom and led her to the creation of her award winning program Fan Faces!
Three years ago, Susan met Real World Scholars, a non-profit that believes in entrepreneurial learning and real world experiences. Their EdCorps program gave her class the seed money and support to fund their very own class-business, Fan Faces! Now in its third year, Fan Faces has earned over $8,500 in sales and donated over $5,500 to many charities, including animal shelters, the community garden, and organizations that help the homeless.
When not busy teaching & running Fan Faces, Susan loves kayaking with her rescue dog Finn, golfing and traveling.