Curriculum Vitae

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Susie Wilde

Teacher, Writer, Reviewer, Presenter,

Consultant, Children’s Book Specialist

 7400 Talbryn Way

Chapel Hill, NC  27516, USA

(919)  932-3300


Professional Teaching Experience:

Fall 2016          Writer-in-residence Aulander Elementary School, Bertie County, grant from North Carolina Arts Council

Winter 2016      Full-school professional development and modeling at Aulander Elementary School, Bertie County, grant from North Carolina Arts Council

Winter 2015      Guest Lecturer at Elon University, Elon, NC

Fall 2014          Full-school professional development and classroom modeling at Stoneville, Elementary School, Rockingham County, NC

Fall 2014          10 session residency at Underwood Elementary, Raleigh, NC

Fall 2013          Whole school professional development and modeling, South Toe River Elementary School, Yancey County

2013                Guest lecturer for education students at Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA

2012-3              Rural, low wealth residencies in Warrenton, Wilkes and Yancey Counties, funded by North Carolina Arts Council

2012                “Pictures and Words: Writing and Illustrating for children,” a two-week workshop for teachers and artists at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC; self-publication of Passage: & Its Making, a class resource about creating picture books.

2012                 Series of five teacher trainings at Bogue Sound Elementary School centered on boys’ reading and higher order thinking, sponsored by UNC Chapel Hill’s First Schools

2011                “What Can a Small Bird Be?” a book collaboration with Peg Gignoux and teen writers/illustrators from across NC, sponsored by NC Department of Public Instruction and the NC Museum of Art

2004-2011          Story Quilt collaborations with Peg Gignoux in Yancey, Wake, Dare, Orange, Alamance, Durham, Guilford counties

2009                   Luncheon Speaker at Eastern Carolina University, “Books Your Students Will Devour”

2009                   Children’s Literature Training Seminar for Preschool Teachers for DOPA (Durham Orange Preschool Association)

2007                   Collaboration with Washington Gallery, Welsh artist, Heloise Godfrey and Llandough Primary School’s Language and Speech Unit, South Wales, Great Britain

2007                   “Pangeo’s Story Project”, Mary Scroggs Elementary School, Chapel Hill, NCAn arts-based collaboration of music, song, story, art, and creative movement

2006                   Collaboration with Washington Gallery, Welsh artist, Heloise Godfrey and 5th-6th grade students at Radnor Road Primary in Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain

2005                   Designed and co-led “Heroes” reading-writing program for at-risk 5th graders at Estes Elementary School, Chapel Hill, NC

2005                   Visiting Artist at Elon University for Winter Term course, funded by James H. McEwan Visual Arts Fund.

2005                   Leader Teacher and Project Developer for ArtsTeach Professional Development, Charlotte, NC

2004                   Keynote address at Eastern Carolina University “No Teacher Left Untested: Bringing Meaning to Literacy Instruction”

2004-2013          CEU Workshop Leader for Meredith College in Raleigh, NC

2002-2008          Guest lecturer, Duke University, Durham, NC

2000-present      Leader of Professional Development Seminars

1990-present      Presenter for parents, families & teachers on the uses of children’s books & writing.

1990-2001          Visiting artist/ performer offering writing residencies and educational presentation about writing to children K-6

1998                   National Presenter at YMCA Childcare Conference, Chicago, IL

1988-1989          Coordinator, Santa Barbara County Year of the Young Reader

1987-present      Children’s book and audio reviewer (see publishing credits  below)