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Dr. Susan Goers

Executive Director & Educator


(585) 455-9890



Heritage Foundation - President's Club Member






A Bit About Me

From my earliest days of memory, I knew I would grow up to be a teacher. “School” was all I ever played
as a youngster and throughout my High School career I served as a T.A. and Office Assistant whenever
the opportunity arose. I was privileged to have parents that valued education enough to put me through
the finest classical private schools for my K-12 years. I entered a private college in Rochester, NY for my
undergrad in Theology and Education. I was so anxious to get into the classroom that I finished the four-
year degree in three years. I had a position that I could not wait to start. My first year as an “official”
teacher was in 1982 teaching fourth grade.

My career took many turns with homeschooling my own children, teaching all grades (except kinder)
and then moving into the middle school and high school grades. I really cannot say I have a favorite. I
love everything “school”; it’s just in my blood. Over the past 20 years I have completed a masters in
Curriculum and Instruction, and a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership. I am a life long learner and
intend to stay that way.

I have also had the opportunity to run schools and train teachers over the years. I enjoy watching
teachers grow in their craft and refining their classical teaching pedagogy.
When I am not training teachers or headmasters, I enjoy reading, writing, camping, and spending time
on the water. I have three adult children and ten beautiful grandchildren. My life is busy, but full. I am
most blessed.

Professional Experience

July 2020 - Present

July 2022 - August 2023

July 2020 - June 2022

2016 - 2020

2017 - 2022

2016 - 2022

2014 - 2015

1990 - 2007

Founder & Executive Director

Education Transformed, LLC

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment


Ascent Classical Academies, Golden, CO

Founder & Executive Director

American Cavalier Academy, North Ogden, UT

Founder & Executive Director

Capstone Classical Academy, Pleasant View, UT

Clinical Supervisor

Western Governor's University, Salt Lake City, UT

Lead Evaluator & Engagement Reviewer

Cognia Accreditation, Alpharetta, GA

Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Utah Military Academy, Riverdale, UT

NYS Leah Chapter Leader

New York State Homeschooling Association


Ed.D. Transformational Leadership. Concordia University, Portland, OR

M.S. Curriculum and Instruction. Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT

B.S. Religious Studies/Education. Nazareth College of Rochester, Rochester, NY


Professional Program Management. Coursera, Mountain View, CA

Utah Professional Educator’s License
Utah Educator Administration
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Core Knowledge Foundation
Singapore Math Strategies

Teaching Experience

High School Philosophy & Ethics, Humanities, Internship

American Cavalier Academy, North Ogden, UT

High School Philosophy & Ethics, Internship

Capstone Classical Academy, Pleasant View, UT

High School English, Speech & Debate

Utah Military Academy, Riverdale, UT

6th Grade Teacher, Core Knowledge

Good Foundations Academy, Riverdale, UT

High School Teacher

Layton Christian Academy, Layton, UT

High School/College Tutoring

Rochester, NY

Grammar/High School Teacher

Potter's Clay Christian School, Rochester, NY

Substitute Teacher

Lee County, FL

Instructor & Department Head

Nazareth Academy, Rochester, NY

Professional Publications

NWEA Exams, UMA Comparative Score Analysis of 2014-2015 with Projections

Utah State Charter Board, 2015

Reducing Apprehension in Public Speaking for Middle School Students

Western Governors University Masters Capstone, 2011

Scholarly Presentations

Teacher MISSION! Math in Focus Training

Good Foundations Academy, 2023

Leaving a Legacy

UTCH Conference, 2012

NCATE Accreditation Review, Graduate Program Presentation

Western Governor's University, 2012

Guest Presenter

UTCH Annual Convention, 2010-2011

Winter Homeschool Conference Presenter

Winter Homeschool, 2018-2020

Awards & Honors

Paid Fellowship to Complete Doctoral Dissertation at Concordia University


Research Abroad - Finland & Sweden

2015 - 2016

AAE Scholarship Recipient

2016 & 2018

Educator of the Quarter

Utah Military Academy 2014

Raytheon Math Hero


Utah Charter School Educator of the Year


Good Foundations Academy Responsibility Award 


Apple for the Teacher Honor

2009 - 2015, 2019 - 2020

National Forensics Coach Award

2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 - 2016

NYS Leah Leader of Recognition

2002 & 2005

Skills & Expertise

Library Bookshelves



Black Board


Microsoft Office Pro Suite

X Mind 6


Google Educational Suite




Adobe Pro



SIS Utah


School Admin

Mastery Connect

Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.


Subject Matter

School Charter Writing

Classical Education

Organizational Change

Learning Theory

Curriculum Design

Classical Education Trivium


Ethics in Education

Transformational Learning

Creativity & Innovation

Theology & Religious Studies

Instructional Theory

Educational Psychology

Curriculum Evaluation

Differentiated Instruction

Education without Boundaries

Transformational Leadership

Curriculum Theory

Program Management

Team Development

Organizational Procedures

Teacher Professional Development

Curriculum Development

Public Speaking

National, State, & Local Policy

Leadership Development

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