Suzanne "Suzy" Myers is a Research Associate at The Center for Research on Learning at The University of Kansas. She joined the Center from the Kansas State Department of Education, where she was the Director of Kansas' LiNK grant, a $27 Million award to the state through the federal Striving Readers initiative. While serving in this capacity, she was also the Coordinator for State Academic Standards, and prior to that served as the K-12 ELA State Supervisor for Standards and Assessment.
Suzy has worked as a high school English teacher and Curriculum Coordinator. She holds bachelor's degrees in Journalism and English Education, a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. Her research interests include curriculum and instruction in asset-driven classrooms and redesigned schools, the role of habit in educational systems change, and alternative models of educator professional learning.
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas
M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University
B.A., English Education, Washburn University
B.S., Journalism-Advertising, University of Kansas
- Educator professional development
- Educator professional learning
- Alternative professional development models
She currently serves on the Executive Board for the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center, is a Flint Hills Writing Project fellow (2006) and is National Board Certified in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language
Myers, S. (2017). Virtual communities of practice: A study of capacity-building professional learning for teachers .
Oertel, S. Seeger, V. & Shaw, K. (2014). Kansas ELA College and Career Ready Standards: Best Practices and Misconceptions. Kansas Journal of Reading, 30.
Oertel, S. (2011). First Years. Kansas English, 93(2).