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Susan Corwith

Susan Corwith

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development
Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Biography

Susan Corwith is passionate about the field of gifted education and has been converting that passion into action for more than 15 years. She has held leadership roles in a number of institutions serving the gifted population and brings that experience to bear in her role as associate director for Center for Talent Development (CTD). Her primary responsibilities with CTD include overseeing marketing and outreach as well as the Summer Program, Civic Education Project and PreK through grade 3 testing. She appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the gifted education field in myriad ways: through direct contact with students and their families, program development and research. Her multifaceted role, combined with CTD’s commitment to excellence, allow Corwith to feel as though she is helping to reveal gifted students’ incredible potential, which, she believes, often goes untapped. “It’s exciting to see what students can do and who they really are in an environment that nurtures and supports them,” she says. Corwith holds a PhD in educational leadership and policy analysis, an MS in curriculum and instruction and a BS in secondary education, all from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
2007 PhD, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis University of Wisconsin-Madison
1997 MS, Curriculum & Instruction University of Wisconsin-Madison
1994 BS, Secondary Education, English University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching/Advising

Courses

MS_ED 443

Gifted Leadership and Advocacy Online entirely: The course explores gifted program standards, models, and evaluation along with means of advocating for gifted education at the local, state, and national levels. Course topics include: program design, service delivery, program evaluation, resource development, community outreach, professional development, and organizational change.

MS_ED 444

The Gifted: Capstone I This course is offered for only .5 units; it is offered entirely on-line The purpose of this course is to give students opportunities to reflect on their coursework and achieve a deeper understanding of it by applying their readings to a real world problem or issue that affects gifted children and their education. Students will identify a practical problem or issue of interest to them concerning the education of gifted children in their local school setting or community, investigate it, and attempt to address and find solutions to it, resulting in an authentic product or outcome to offer stakeholders. The project will allow students to experience first hand the issues involved in school practice with gifted students.


Professional

Employment History

Talented and Gifted Coordinator/Title I Teacher, Stoughton Area Public Schools
Stoughton WI

President, Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth
Madison WI

English Teacher, Boylan Catholic High School
Rockford IL



Last Updated: 2017-04-27 09:41:28