Susan Udelhofen, PhD, has 15 years of experience as a consultant. She provides professional development on some of the most relevant topics in education, including the Common Core, assessment, and school improvement.
Dr. Udelhofen has worked closely with urban and rural school districts, education agencies, and universities and colleges. Her work with preK–16 teachers and administrators primarily focuses on the Common Core State Standards and building a focused CCSS-aligned curriculum.
Emphasizing the curriculum mapping process, integrating sound assessment practices, and making meaningful connections to current school improvement efforts are integral to her curriculum-building work. Her expertise and engaging presentation style encourages educators to collaborate, reflect on their own teaching practice, and focus on the improvement of student and teacher learning.
She began her career as an elementary school teacher followed by consulting work at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Dr. Udelhofen has taught courses in teacher mentoring, assessment, reading methods, children’s literature, and gifted and talented education and supervised preservice teachers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Her publications include the best-selling books Keys to Curriculum Mapping and Keys to Curriculum Mapping Media Kit, which earned the 2008 District Administration Magazine Readers Choice Top 100 Product Award.
Dr. Udelhofen earned a doctorate in curriculum and instruction and a master of science in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.