Susan Doughty — Program Director

Susan Doughty’s career has been devoted to education, providing programs that foster social responsibility and inclusion, and helping to bring global peace and understanding to her community and country. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University and Master’s Degree from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo.

Susan taught elementary students in grades 2 and 3 in Walker, Michigan where she was also a member of National Network of Partnership Schools and a Mentor to new teachers. She went on to manage summer camp and year-round after-school programs for racially-diverse participants of all ages. These programs addressed summer learning loss, social awareness, self-esteem, individual academic goals, recreation and more. Susan also has years of experience working with international high school student exchange programs. Through this work she helped bring students from around the world to families, communities and schools throughout the United States, working to break down cultural barriers.

She joined Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance in September 2020 as Program Director and is excited to bring her knowledge and experiences to work developing, maintaining, facilitating, and cultivating LEDA’s programs. Susan is also committed to working with area partners to bridge racial divides, break down barriers and build inclusive welcoming communities for all.