(707) 677 - 9493 westhavenarts@gmail.com

Writer


Suzanne Langford

Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum and Instruction, literacy) and
B.A degree in English Literature.

  •  Areas of expertise include vocabulary, comprehension, children’s and young adult literature, poetry and reading disability/remediation.
  • Passionate about literary and educational experiences that contribute to enlightened decisions about language, literacy, art and life.
  • Over twenty years experience as a professor, teacher, writer, researcher, editor and artist.
  • Former Editor-in-Chief at Savant Books and Publications, a small, independent press publishing “Enduring, Transformative Literary Works with a Twist.”

 

She is currently chair of the board and president of the Krause Family Foundation: ‘Alana Ke Aloha (501(c) (3)) a nonprofit organization that fosters education and career pathways initiatives for underserved, undereducated and/or underemployed individuals, families, youth, and children in California and Hawaii.

 

 

She has extensive experience as a Project Director for federally funded grant projects (2009-2015) such as Koho’ia: Native Hawaiian Storytelling with Digital Media (Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP), U.S. Department of Education) and Na Hokulele (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of University Partnerships, Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities (AN/NHIAC) Program grant).  These projects served children, families and community residents in low-income communities with the support of an innovative university student mentor program providing STEM, literacy and job skills training.

In concert with funded federal and community projects, Suzanne partnered with the Honolulu Museum of Art (HMA) School on an “age friendly cities” initiative designed to help youth to be contributing members of the community. This was achieved through innovative arts and literacy activities, professional development, and parent, business and community engagement.

She also taught adult classes (Narrative Collage and Women’s Voices) at the HMA School for three years. In these classes students explored the relationships among narrative, image, theme, and selected art elements and design principles. In addition, the perspectives and contributions of important women connected with the surrealist movement were considered.

She lives happily in Northtown with her husband in a 19th century settlement farm house they are restoring and enjoys her old-fashioned garden, friends, and life on the North coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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