Susan Powers, M.A.

“We must believe we are capable of making a positive difference in the lives of children.” - Loris Malaguzzi

Board Secretary

Re-Imagining Education
I have been married for 42 years. I am the proud mother of three very successful grown children, and an even prouder grandma.  I taught kindergarten-third grade and students with disabilities for 34 years in Clarkston, Michigan.  After many successful years as a classroom teacher, I used the knowledge and experience I gained to empower the next generation of educators in my role as a professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. For ten years, I taught the pedagogy of teaching reading, writing and language arts, as well as supervising education majors during their student teaching experience.

“Leader in Progressive Education”

In addition, for the past 17 years, I have been the owner and operator of Excel Academics, a highly successful tutoring center in Clarkston, Michigan.
Education has always been and will continue to be a large part of my life. I am an advocate of teaching the whole child, and I am passionate about promoting and engaging in an eco-friendly, sustainable educational program. I am excited to bring both my experience as an elementary classroom teacher and at the collegiate level to the Governing Board of Creative Inspiration Journey School.



·       Founder, owner, and tutor of Excel Academics Tutoring Services
·       Teacher of the year for Clarkston Community School District


·       Master of Arts in Reading and Language Arts from Bowling Green University in Ohio
·       Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
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