Prior to her retirement Susan Langley was Secretary-Treasurer of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation. Previously Susan was Executive Director of the Ontario Curriculum Clearinghouse, a Principal/Vice Principal for thirteen years and a teacher for fifteen years with the Peel Board of Education.
The Secretary-Treasurer of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation is the statutory chief executive officer of the Federation of the four teacher unions in Ontario.
In her retirement Susan has maintained active involvement in the Canadian Education system. Until 2012 she was the National Manager of the Entrepreneurial Adventure Program, a program that reached over 31000 students and whose goal is to provide students with an authentic learning experience working in partnership with business volunteers in their community. From 2005 – 2009, Susan was Ottawa project manager for two Learning Partnership programs: the Entrepreneurial Adventure Program and the Welcome to Kindergarten Program.
Since 2012 Susan has been engaged as a consultant with Directions Evidence and Policy Research Group LLP to assist in two studies: Teacher Workload and a Math Review Project. In the former, Susan conducted interviews with education stakeholders and in the latter Susan facilitated focus groups across the province. In addition Susan led the successful development of an App for the Welcome to Kindergarten Program of The Learning Partnership.
In 2008 Susan was part of a research team of the Canadian Council on Learning given the task of reviewing the Ontario Government’s Student Success/Learning to 18 initiative.
Susan has had extensive experience on a variety of Boards. She completed two terms on the Board of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and from 2005-2007 she served as the Chair of the Board of CCNM. From 2001-2003, Susan was Chair of the OISE/UT Advisory Board. She continues to represent the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) on the National Board of Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) and is currently its Vice Chair. She also sits on the Boards of CCNM Press and Enterprises. Recently Susan also sat on the Board of the Young People’s Theatre.
In 2008 Susan received an Honourary Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine for her contributions to the College and the Profession.
Susan received the 2003 Canadian Teachers’ Federation Special Recognition Award for Meritorious Service to Education. She has also been named a Fellow of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and received the 2003 ETFO Honourary Life Membership as well. In addition she received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal awarded to persons who have made a significant contribution to Canada, to their community or to their fellow Canadians