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Dr. Susanne Floyd Gunter

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Interim Chair, Department

Converse College
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg , South Carolina 29302
United States

Company Description: Converse College offers up to five scholarships (between Circle K and Key Club) to young women from each of the five Kiwanis geographic regions, for a total of up...   more

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  • Ph.D.
  • doctorate , curriculum and instruction - art education
    University of South Carolina
  • bachelor's degree , studio art
    Limestone College
  • master , art education
    University of South Carolina
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Dr. Susanne Gunter, Converse ..., 10 Jan 2013 [cached]
Dr. Susanne Gunter, Converse College coordinator of Graduate Art Education, addresses music, art and drama teachers with the Union County School District during a staff development training session at Foster Park Elementary School this past Friday. The sessions was an opportunity for art, music and drama teachers to interact and discuss ideas for presenting an effective arts program. Dr. Susanne Gunter, Converse College coordinator of Graduate Art Education, addresses music, art and drama teachers with the Union County School District during a staff development training session at Foster Park Elementary School this past Friday.
The training sessions at Foster Park Elementary included "Teaching With Flair," which dealt with art instruction strategies and was taught by Dr. Susanne Gunter, coordinator of Graduate Art Education at Converse College.
"One of the problems we have in the fine arts is there's not a lot of contact with peers," Gunter said.
Gunter said the goal of "Teaching With Flair" and similar training sessions in the future is to enable the school district to maintain the quality of its fine arts programs.
"Union County has a history of great fine arts programs," Gunter said. "The fine arts programs in Union County have always been great.
Nature and travel are themes of ..., 3 Oct 2014 [cached]
Nature and travel are themes of the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg's October exhibition, a showcase by established Artists' Guild members Dianne Rash Bagnal and Susanne Floyd Gunter, longtime Spartanburg teachers who have devoted their lives to both teaching art and to making their own.
A native South Carolinian, Dr. Susanne Floyd Gunter, Ph.D., has been active in the fields of art and education for more than 30 years. She received her bachelor's degree in studio art from Limestone College, her master's in art education from the University of South Carolina, and her doctorate in curriculum and instruction - art education from the University of South Carolina.
As a classroom art teacher for 21 years, Gunter received numerous awards, including Union High School Teacher of the Year, Union County Teacher of the Year, Dorman High School Teacher of the Year, S.C. Art Education Association Secondary Art Teacher of the Year, and S.C. Art Education Association Art Educator of the Year.
She has authored a number of publications on the history of education and arts education and presented her research at the state and national levels. She is the historian for the South Carolina Education Association and the South Carolina Art Education Association.
Gunter has taught courses at Converse College for the School of Education and Graduate Studies and for the art education program in the School of the Arts due to her experiences in educational administration as a middle school principal, adult education director, alternative school director, fine arts coordinator, family literacy director and art teacher. She has teaching and administrative experience at all levels and is chairwoman of the Converse College Department of Art and Design and coordinator of Graduate Art Education.
Gunter is a member of the Union County Arts Council, Artists' Guild of Spartanburg and a former Artists' Guild of Spartanburg gallery director. Gunter serves on the board of the Children's Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties and the board of the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden. She is an art consultant to several schools and districts.
As a practicing artist, Gunter exhibits locally and regionally. Her oil paintings reflect her rural upbringing, love of landscape, and recent concerns about the effects of global warming worldwide and locally.
South Carolina Education Assn - Articles, 11 Dec 2003 [cached]
Dr. Susanne Gunter, art instructor and member of The SCEA, has been named Outstanding Art Educator of the Year by the S.C.Art Education Association.
The honor was announced at the SCAEA fall conference in Charleston in October.
Gunter,s prize is one of the five given by the association annually.Four are awarded to outstanding educators at the elementary, middle, secondary, and higher education level.The fifth, the Outstanding Art Educator of the Year, is given without regard to curriculum level.
Gunter teaches at Paul M. Dorman High School, Spartanburg School District Six, where she was also selected as the 2002 Teacher of the Year.She is a past recipient of the SCAEA Outstanding Secondary Arts Educator of the Year Award and currently serves on the SCAEA board as the historian/parliamentarian.
With Ray Doughty, Gunter is co-author of ,History of Arts Education in South Carolina: A Brief Retrospective,, published in 2002.
Gunter was one of the original authors of the South Carolina Curriculum Standards and has served on the standards review committee.She has written and received numerous grants on behalf of Dorman High School and consults on grant-writing and arts program development with other schools and districts, including the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind
In addition to her activity in SCAEA, Gunter has recently researched The SCEA archives to uncover the relationship between the two organizations.
SCAEA was founded under the auspices of The SCEA, as were most other content area organizations in the state.Gunter compiled the history of the oldest art education organization in the state, which will celebrate its eightieth birthday next year.
Gunter is an accomplished artist and active member of the Spartanburg Artist Guild.Her students have won numerous awards and scholarships including the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship.
SCAEA, 15 Dec 2006 [cached]
Susanne Gunter, Parliamentarian/Historian287 Caldwell Circle
The Union County Achievement ..., 2 July 2012 [cached]
The Union County Achievement Academy received a $1,500 Education Grant which Dr. Susanne Gunter, director of the Union County Learning Center, said will be used to establish a Recycling Troopers program at the Achievement Academy.
"It will involve setting up a recycling program here in the Union County Learning Center for the Achievement Academy, Adult Education and the Family Resource Center," Gunter said.
Gunter said the center will be working closely with Coffer and the county's recycling convenience program.
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