Early Childhood Professional Leadership

About Susan

About Susan


Susan MacDonald is the founder of Inspiring New Perspectives, a consultancy focused on empowering educational leaders to create programs that deeply respect and nurture the possibilities that lie within each child, parent, and teacher.

A professional speaker and instructor on education improvement issues, Susan has been developing and delivering inspirational courses and workshops for over 25 years. She has combined her knowledge of early childhood quality standards with her unique professional background to create a higher quality of engaging and motivational presentations.

Her background includes directing a Reggio-inspired preschool program, serving as a licensing supervisor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and teaching at Lesley University, Wheelock College, and the Center for School Transformation.Susan holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Design as well as professional coach certifications through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, the Center for School Transformation’s Evocative Coaching program, and the Minds at Work Immunity to Change program. She applies all of this and her extensive experience to deliver training that empowers educational leaders to drive change in their organizations.

Susan is president of the Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network and past vice president of the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children.

In 2016, Susan will publish Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Eight Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality, through Gryphon House.

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