JoAnn Susko

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. Education (MSEd)

Dr. JoAnn P. Susko is a retired public school educator with 35 years of experience as a teacher, curriculum supervisor, assistant principal, Elementary Principal, Middle School Principal, and an educational consultant. She also worked for eight years after retirement from public education as a full-time university professor. She currently works as a part-time professor in the Richard Riley Graduate School of Education at Adtalem University.

Dr. Susko obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Mathematics Education from the College of New Jersey. She has also earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum Theory and Education, and a Doctorate degree in Elementary Education from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has been a part-time instructor with Walden University for twenty years.

Dr. Susko’s expertise lies in her research on distance learning, differentiated instruction, and teacher leadership. Dr. Susko served as a Program Director for the Teacher Leadership in the Graduate School of Education at Rider University and was responsible for the development of the hybrid model of online courses and face-to-face instructional sessions with graduate students. She has a wealth of educational experience and was recognized as an Outstanding Executive Educator by the National School Boards Association, Principal of the Year by the New Jersey Principal and Supervisor’s Association, and led her middle school to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. After her school received the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Dr. Susko was asked to serve as an onsite evaluator for the program. Dr. Susko has a great deal of experience to share with her graduate students here at Adtalem University.

Courses Taught

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional


BS, College of New Jersey

MA, Rutgers University

EdD, Rutgers University

Public Service

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