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Susan Hershman, M. Ed

Susan is an adjunct professor at New York University in the Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. She has been teaching college students and children in a variety of settings for 35 years. She taught kindergarten, first grade and second grade in New York City, Shaker Heights, Ohio and Rochester, New York. She has also supervised student teachers for NYU. Susan has been a guest speaker at NYU, schools in New York City, the 92nd Street Y Early Childhood Conference and the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University. In addition to teaching undergraduates, she teaches New Mother, New Baby at the 92nd St Y. She has been working in the Parenting Center at the 92nd St Y for 25 years.

Susan received a master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a concentration in Reading. She also earned her undergraduate degree in Child Development at Tufts. Susan received an Impact II grant on her “Emperor Penguin” curriculum unit when she was teaching second graders.

Susan also is the director of a home-based program for her 22-year-old son, who is on the Autism spectrum. She oversees 15 teachers, therapists and NYU students who work with her son in his home-based program.

Susan is married with two sons and lives in New York City.