Susan editedSusan Drakeford is the Educators Initiative Manager in the Town Office of the North Carolina Outward Bound School.  She is a former a sixth grade Social Studies teacher at Enka Middle School in Western North Carolina and assistant cross country coach for Warren Wilson College. She has been teaching for the last 22 years in both experiential education as well as in traditional school settings. For the past 7 years she has taught Language Arts and Social Studies at Enka Middle School in Buncombe County.

Susan holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education K-12 and a Masters of Arts Degree in Middle Grades Language Arts from Western Carolina University. She has taught Health and Wellness at a charter school in Raleigh, North Carolina as well as served as an instructor and course director for Outward Bound School for the last 16 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio she currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina where she enjoys running the local mountain trails and spending time playing in the great outdoors.