Susan took over the reins at COMET Auckland in September 2011. Previously she was the Manager, Centre for Family Learning at COMET Auckland so she knows the organisation well and has excellent networks. She has a Masters in Education with first class honours, focusing on cognition and instruction.
Prior to joining COMET Auckland, Susan worked for the Ministry of Education, working with school leaders, boards and teachers in Manukau to help them raise student achievement in literacy and numeracy. She also designed and led the Pasifika Schooling Improvement project, a national project to improve the effectiveness of interventions for Pasifika students. Susan has authored a variety of educational resources for World Vision New Zealand including books, DVDs, photo packs and interactive internet sites to help NZ children learn more about the developing world.