Susan Freeman

Susan Freeman: Education and Arts Education Specialist

Susan Freeman specializes in curriculum design and professional development with a focus in Arts, Literacy and Education for Social Change. She is a Lecturer in the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and was formerly a Lecturer in Teacher Education at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Adjunct Faculty at Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, CA, where she designed and taught core courses in community history as a model for K-6 curriculum. Following a career as a classroom teacher in elementary and high school, she served as Co-Director of the Central California Writing Project at U.C. Santa Cruz for nine years. She coordinated an oral history of Monterey Bay Area political activists; designed, coordinated, and facilitated interdisciplinary oral and community history projects in K-12 schools in Watsonville, San Juan Bautista, and Pescadero, California; and she currently collaborates with visual and performing artists in Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz to integrate the arts into explorations of history, community, cultural identity, and social justice. Ms. Freeman has a B.A. and M.A. in Human Development and Education from Pacific Oaks College. She is a published poet and writer, visual and performing artist, and for 21 years, a radio producer and programmer at a former NPR-affiliate.