About Susie Morice

Susie has served as a school district leader in English language literacy, gifted education, and teaming. After retiring from the full-time public school classroom, she continues to consult for school districts in need of strengthening their literacy programs. From its inception, Susie has worked with the Gateway Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, as the Program Director and then as a Teacher Consultant. Developing educators as writers and thinkers who use writing and civil discourse to clarify their ideas, perspectives, and goals, Susie is at the heart a writer and a teacher. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and studied gifted education at the University of Connecticut and at Maryville University. She is a frequent contributor to the professional journal, Talking Points, as a professional resource reviewer. Recently, she earned a first place for one of her poems entered in the Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest. Poetry is her writing passion. Yet, academic writing is always on Susie’s desk; formerly, she was Editor of the Missouri Association of Teachers of English FYI newsletter, and has written and edited articles and segments for academic publications throughout her career. She was the first-tier editor and writing coach for authors Barb Kohm and Dr. Bev Nance as they wrote Principals Who Learn: Asking the Right Questions, Seeking the Best Solutions (ASCD). She served as writing coach for Barb Kohm with her new publication, The Power of Conversation: Transforming Principals Into Great Leaders, due out in the fall of 2016 from Routlege. Currently, Susie is co-authoring a book on transformational school leadership with Dr. Linda Henke and Barb Kohm. Observing transformational schools and writing the ethnographic descriptions of what that looks like takes Susie across the country and into remarkable educational settings. When Susie's not immersed in writing and teaching, she is on her bicycle or writing music. Or she’s around the campfire, playing guitar and singing.

The Work of Transforming

Transforming is an act of metamorphosis…of changing from one thing to another.  Bringing us together to change us all, no simple task, perhaps

Summer Institute at Washington University!

Educators will come together for seven days in June to create something extraordinary. In the spirit of collaboration and commitment to the

Growth Mindset vs Compliance Model

Moving from a compliance model of supervision toward a growth mindset requires effective coaching relationships. Building a skill set to make this

Welcome to the Ferguson-Florissant Transformation Project BLOG!

Welcome to the BLOG for the Ferguson-Florissant Transformation Project. We will be posting about our experiences, our insights, and our discoveries as