Susan Dean My degree is in biology w/ graduate work in education, and music,
dance, and theatre have always been a big part of my life, as a participant and teacher. My special interest are pre-school
and elementary education, organic gardening, and the development of outdoor classrooms in schools. Experience teaching has
been in private profit and non-profit schools, and public schools. Some of my past experiences include:Charles Towne Montessori School, Charleston, S.C.,
First Scots Church, Charleston, Children’s Choral Director
Summer Academy of the Arts, Charleston, Founder/Director
School of the Arts, Highlands, N.C. Music
Director/ summer camp director
The Highlands School, elementary and high school music teacher/choral
Museum of Science, Spartanburg, S.C., Special Programs Coordinator/science and Jr. Master
Developed Health/Wellness Programs for pre-school and elementary children with
a grant from the Mary Black Foundation.
Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, S.C. Taught
Nature and Art classes
Junior Master Gardner Teacher/ helped build and develop 17 organic gardens
in schools and community centers in Spartanburg County.
Presented public service programs for The
Salvation Army Community Center, Girls Home, Children’s Shelter, McCarthy-Tessler School, Charles Lea Center, School
for the Deaf and Blind, Camp Opportunity, Career days, Health Fairs, Boy and Girl Scout Camps, and libraries in Spartanburg
Community Action Partnership award for outstanding volunteer service to promote science
activities for head start children and families.
Josephine Sibley Cooper Award Presented by The
Spartanburg Museum of Art for a triptych I painted: Single, Plural, and Natural
In 2007 I started The Garden School, a non-profit organization to support the development of outdoor
classrooms and organic gardens in schools. The internet has opened up a new way of communication
and sharing and this is a way for me to continue to learn and grow and give back. There are almost 600 pages on the website
now and links to many other resources. I am also available for consultation and I value your input and support.
Susan Dean546 Pinckney CourtSpartanburg, S.C. 29306Telephone (864)205-8316Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.spartanburgimagery.orgwww.thegardenschool.net