Title: Teacher (Retired)
Company: Novi Community School District
Location: Plymouth, Michigan, United States
Susan Carol Wainwright, Retired Teacher at Novi Community School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science education.
A former Michigan Science Teacher of the Year who taught in public schools for more than 30 years, Ms. Wainwright spent the majority of her career as a teacher in the Novi Community School District. She excelled as the chair of the science program at the school district for 21 years. She was also in charge of the district’s gifted program, reading laboratory and remedial laboratory in reading. Previously, she served as a teacher at Duette Community Schools and was a staff development consultant at Dowagiac Union Schools. She has continued to work as a substitute teacher since her retirement 10 years ago.
Before beginning her professional journey, Ms. Wainwright earned a master’s degree in education from Michigan State University in 1977. Earlier, she completed studies in political science at Georgetown University and Alma College.
An ardent advocate for science education and an expert in her field, Ms. Wainwright delivered impactful presentations at the National Science Teachers Association Conference, the Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference and the Space Education Conference in Houston. Additionally, she was selected to be a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Teacher at Sea. Honored on numerous occasions for her positive influence in the classroom, she earned a special commendation from the Michigan State Senate and a merit award from the Novi Board of Education. Notably, she is also a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award.
Dedicated to leaving a positive mark on the world, Ms. Wainwright has volunteered for a variety of nonprofit organizations. With her church, she was involved with a group that spent six summers rehabilitating houses in southern Virginia. Furthermore, she traveled to Vietnam with Habitat for Humanity International and helped build two homes for citizens. In Detroit, she has served in a soup kitchen, tutored children in science and reading, and volunteered for Gleaners and Forgotten Harvest. A lifelong learner, Ms. Wainwright will soon embark on a trip to New Zealand to study biology.
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