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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., President
First Scots Church, Charleston, Children’s Choir Director
The Summer Academy of the Arts, Charleston, Founder/Director
School of the Arts, Highlands, N.C. Music Director
The Highlands School, elementary and high school music teacher/choral director
Museum of Science, Spartanburg, S.C., Special Programs Coordinator/science and Jr. Master Gardener teacher
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 County.
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.
 

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Susan Dean
546 Pinckney Court
Spartanburg, S.C. 29306
Telephone  (864)205-8316
Email   sbhdean@gmail.com 
www.spartanburgimagery.org
www.thegardenschool.net