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Supervisor of Special Education

Phone: (231) ***-****  HQ Phone
Muskegon Public Schools
349 W. Webster
Muskegon, Michigan 49440
United States

Company Description: Muskegon Public Schools is a unique and dynamic family of institutions. We are dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive educational, social, and cultural...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree
    Eastern Michigan University
  • Master of Science degree
    University of Michigan
  • Special Education Administration Degree
    Eastern Michigan University
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Web References
The Michigan Brain Gym® Consortium | Faculty
www.mibraingym.com, 23 Jan 2012 [cached]
Susan Owens, MS, OTR Executive Director Susan Owens is Supervisor of Special Education for Muskegon Public Schools in Michigan. She is also an occupational therapist with over 35 years of experience. She has worked with children with special needs both within the educational system and within hospitals. Susan is an adjunct faculty member of Grand Valley State University and was a professor at Eastern Michigan and Wayne State Universities over a 15-year timeframe. She is a seasoned presenter in the area of Brain Gym® and Brain Based Learning. In addition to her leadership role within the Michigan educational system, Susan is the Executive Director of The Michigan Brain Gym® Consortium.
The Grand Rapids Press | Women say flower essences help people heal, evolve spiritually
www.laviedelarose.com, 19 Oct 2010 [cached]
While Schotte's flower-aided healing may raise eyebrows, the president of La Vie de la Rose™ Flower Essences, and co-owner Susan Owens, swear a few drops a day of the pink-and-white Angelique tulip infusion in water leads to "accelerated spiritual maturation."
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Schotte and Owens' business involves financial investment by 10 women and has a global following.
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"The most amazing thing about it is how safe they are, how effective they are," Owens said.
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"We know how much they've helped us and see how much they help other people," said Owens, who works to cultivate the healthiest possible flowers, from giving them the right amount of water to adding ladybugs to the garden.
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Owens has a more mainstream background. She is supervisor of special education for Muskegon Public Schools and an occupational therapist. She has served as an adjunct faculty member of Grand Valley State University and was a professor at Eastern Michigan and Wayne State universities over a 15-year time frame. She also is the executive director of The Michigan Brain Gym Consortium.
As a therapist, Owens has worked in the medical model, where medicines are made from minerals and used in a different way. She said she believes the essences are helping her turn her competitive personality into a more cooperative nature.
Michigan Brain Gym Consortium
www.mibraingym.com, 28 Oct 2006 [cached]
Susan Owens DonnerMichigan Brain Gym Consortium
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Susan Donner has been a Nationally Registered Occupational Therapist for over 35 years.She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University, her Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing a Special Education Administration Degree from Eastern Michigan University.
Susan began her career in the Detroit Metropolitan area where she worked in a variety of hospitals as a pediatric therapist.She served as the Occupational Therapy Supervisor and then Director of Rehabilitation Services for a consortium of five hospitals.Susan has been on the faculty of Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University and Lourdes College in Ohio.
During the last 15 years, Susan has worked in schools to provide therapy to students with severe emotional and physical disabilities.Susan began Brain Gym® training to more fully meet the needs of these students and became a Licensed Brain Gym® Instructor after three years of intense study.As a consultant for the Lenawee Intermediate School District, Susan shared her expertise in Brain Gym® and Brain Based Learning with over 3000 teachers across Michigan.Susan currently holds the position of Special Education Supervisor for Lenawee Intermediate School District.
As the Executive Director of The Michigan Brain Gym® Consortium, Susan applies her wealth of experience in education to ensure our curriculum is attuned with the professional development needs of today's educators.In addition to being a member of our management team, Susan is also a faculty member.
the SHE foundation | About
www.the-she-foundation.org, 3 Dec 2010 [cached]
Our Chair - Susan Owens, MS OTR
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Susan Owens, MS, OTR holds a variety of leadership positions. Susan is Special Education Regional Supervisor, Lenawee Intermediate School District in Michigan. As an occupational therapist with over 35 years of experience, Susan has worked with children with special needs both within the educational system and within hospitals. In addition to her full-time role in the Michigan educational system, Susan is Chair of the Board of The S.H.E. Foundation, an officer of The Growth Corporation and its affiliated companies and Executive Director of The Michigan Brain Gym® Consortium.
Susan is a seasoned teacher and presenter. She was a professor at Eastern Michigan and Wayne State Universities over a 15-year timeframe, is currently a national presenter in the area of Brain Gym® and Brain Based Learning and a faculty member of The Michigan Brain Gym Consortium where she teaches the Introduction to Brain Gym and Brain Gym 101 classes.
Several years ago, Susan's personal healing path led her to the realization that she needed to leave a 35 year long marriage. Since doing this, Susan has redefined all of her relationships to reflect her inner changes. Susan knows what it takes to transform oneself and one's life in totality. She also knows the rewards of growth - a vital self, intimate relationships and the ability to extend oneself in love to one's community.
2009 Conference Speakers
www.charterschools.org, 23 Oct 2008 [cached]
Susan Owens, MS OTR
Executive Director, Michigan Brain Gym Consortium
Susan Owens is Supervisor of Special Education for Muskegon Public Schools in Michigan. She is also an occupational therapist with over 35 years of experience. She has worked with children with special needs both within the educational system and within hospitals. Susan is an adjunct faculty member of Grand Valley State University and was a professor at Eastern Michigan and Wayne State Universities over a 15-year timeframe. She is a seasoned presenter in the area of Brain Gym® and Brain Based Learning. In addition to her leadership role within the Michigan educational system, Susan is the Executive Director of The Michigan Brain Gym® Consortium. Susan will present the popular ADD/ADHD session again this year, and will add Honor the Brain, Honor the Child for an additional breakout session.
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