Susan Goers, Ed. D.
Life Skills Mentor - Philosophy/Ethics/Internship
An educator and administrator for 32 years, Dr. Goers has in depth experience teaching and designing curriculum for the classical education model. Born, raised, and educated in New York State, Dr. Goers had the privilege of attending highly ranked elementary and high schools, as well as Nazareth College of Rochester for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and Religious Studies. She then attended Brockport State University and Western Governors University for Master’s Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and earned her Doctoral Degree in Transformational Leadership from Concordia University. In March, 2015 she traveled to Finland and Sweden to experience education firsthand with her dissertation cohort and decided to bring those elements to the US. Dr. Goers has long aspired to design and start a school focused on family values, core virtues, excellence, and successful purposeful living for graduated students. Capstone Classical has been a fifteen year project and vision. She is honored to have the prerogative to see it through to the launch. Dr. Goers has taught all grades except kindergarten and specialized in Language and Science in the upper grades, as well as teaching philosophy, psychology, and forensics for many years. Dr. Goers has served as Curriculum Director, Assessment Director and Teacher Leader Trainer in a number of schools. She is also an Engagement Review Lead for AdvancEd Accreditation throughout the state of Utah and works part time for WGU as a Clinical Supervisor for new rising teachers.
Among many other accolades Dr. Goers was honored to be the 2011 Utah Charter School Educator of the Year. Throughout the years she has earned awards in the areas of Science (NASA sponsored teachers), Math (Raytheon Math Hero), English (nationally published students in poetry and prose), and Forensics (nationally placing students in speech and debate). Dr. Goers is a current member of a number of professional organizations, among them are AMLE (Association for Middle Level Education), NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English), NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Math), AAE (Association of American Educators), ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), and AAUW( American Association of University Women).
Dr. Goers resides in Plain City with her husband Ron, and enjoys spending time with her three children and six grandchildren.