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Susan Langley Interview: Taking on Her own Business in the Education System
Susan has always put others first. She is a sweet person who cares about giving others the treatment they deserve. Susan has been there for my family in many ways over the past 11 years. Susan's dedication to her work is an example of why I am glad I chose her as my product facilitator.
Susan Langley graduated from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She majored in Special Education throughout college and received a bachelor’s degree in business. Susan later went on to get her masters degree for teaching. Susan would take part time classes and Saturday classes for two years to complete the masters program. Susan did three months of student teaching. Her first job was teaching kindergarten through third grade reading, writing, and math. This job lasted two years. Susan's next job was with grades third thought sixth grade. She taught all subject fields including science, social studies, math, reading, and writing. Susan then went on to teach algebra, finance, and physics to high school students. After this, Susan Langley moved to Georgia due to her husband getting a promotion.
Once Susan was in Georgia, she made the bold move to start her own consulting business. This meant Susan would come to students’ IEP meetings to help them get the accommodations they needed. When I asked Susan why she wanted to start her own consulting business she answered, "I saw a need for parents and their children to understand the education system." This reflects Susan as a person because it shows how much she truly cares for others to succeed. Susan calls her consulting business Connecting Resources and Education.
Susan informed me that she had to do a lot of research prior to starting her own business. She told me that having an education was very important when wanting to start a business. Susan said to "make sure you can be happy in your career and you have the education to back you up." She said that it’s important to be able to protect yourself financially and do something you are qualified for. One hardship to working in the business is sometimes not being paid by clients. Overall, Susan loves her business and has been working in it for 17 years now. She says she loves to see the look on parents’ faces when they receive the help for their child that they have needed for some time.
In Susan's spare time, she enjoys reading and swimming. She also enjoys spending time was her three children and her husband. Susan is an awesome role model because she is hard working and never gives up. She is very driven and that is something everyone should aspire to be.