About Sue

 

“I can’t believe they listened so well. And they participated too! What you have is truly a gift.”
School Principal

Sue Black, Certified Bullying Prevention Trainer
Sue Black-Bullying Prevention Trainer

Sue Black brings energy, enthusiasm, and experience to her unique bullying prevention school assemblies, teacher training, parent workshops, and classroom meetings. She travels full time working with schools, libraries, conferences, community groups, and more. Sue shares her distinctive approach to bullying prevention as a keynote speaker; notable recent venues include the Strong Children Strong Communities Conference and the North Dakota State Library Conference. She looks forward to meeting you soon.

 

Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer:

Clemson University Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life Based on the latest research and best practice in bullying prevention, Sue’s workshops and assemblies are fun, focused, and fast-paced.

Teaching Artist:

Recipient of the Prairie Area Reading Council Literacy Award, contributing author to Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom (Norfolk, Stenson, Williams) – a 2010 Storytelling World Resource Award winner, Sue combines her passion for storytelling with her delight in teaching students, teachers, and parents. It's an awesome combination!

 

Sue has been invited to present her popular Class Meetings in ACTion workshop at the 2015, 2014 and 2012 International Bullying Prevention Association Conference.

Storyteller:

Using stories to communicate and illustrate bullying prevention strategies, Sue challenges her listeners to become part of the solution!

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Sociology and Secondary Education
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Professional Affiliation

  • International Bullying Prevention Association

Awards

  • 2014 National Storytelling Network ORACLE Award for Regional Service and Leadership

  • Contributing author to Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom, Edited by Norfolk, Stenson and Williams --2010 Storytelling World Resource Award.

  • Recipient, 2006 Prairie Area Reading Council Literacy Award.

References

Brian LeCrone

Principal, May Watts School

brian_lecrone@ipsd.org

Ron Andrews
4th grade teacher, Indian Prairie School District #204
ron_andrews@ipsd.org

You And Me – Bully Free! Recent Venues

  • International Bullying Prevention Association Conference, Denver, CO - Nov. 2015

  • Flossmoor School District parent workshop, Flossmoor, IL - Nov. 2015

  • Immanuel Lutheran School, Elmhurst, IL - Nov. 2015

  • District 123 parent workshop, Hometown, IL - Oct. 2015

  • Hometown School, Hometown, IL - Oct. 2015

  • Clow Elementary School, Naperville, IL - Sept. 2015

  • Illini West High School District #307, staff and parent workshops, Carthage, IL - Aug. 2015

  • International Bullying Prevention Association Conference, San Diego, CA - Nov 2014

  • Clow School, Naperville, IL - October 2014

  • Tazewell County Health Department, Tremont, IL - May 2014

  • Flossmoor Teacher Institute Day, Flossmoor, IL - March 2014​

  • Hatch School, Oak Park, IL - Feb 2014

  • Chicago Public Library/Budlong Woods Branch, Chicago, IL – November 2013

  • Salem Methodist Preschool staff in-service, Barrington, IL – November 2013

  • Flossmoor School District 161 workshop for teachers, Flossmoor, IL – October 2013

  • Flossmoor School District 161 workshop for parents, Flossmoor, IL – October 2013

  • Graves-Hume Public Library, Mendota, IL – September 2013

  • North Dakota State Library Conference, Bismarck, ND – April 2013

  • Kendall School, Naperville, IL – April 2013

  • Goshen Elementary School, Prospect, KY – February 2013

  • Harmony Elementary School, Goshen, KY – February 2013

  • North Riverside Public Library, North Riverside, IL – February 2013

  • Serena Hills School, Chicago Heights, IL – February 2013

  • Hatch School, Oak Park, IL – February 2013

  • Pecatonica Middle School, Pecatonica, IL – January 2013

  • Pecatonica Elementary School, Pecatonica, IL – January 2013

  • St Giles School, Oak Park, IL – January 2013

  • Flossmoor School District 161 workshop for support staff, Flossmoor, IL – January 2013

  • Governors State University, University Park, IL – November 2012

  • International Bullying Prevention Association Conference, Kansas City, MO -- November 2012

  • Wild Rose Elementary School, St. Charles, IL -- October 2012

  • Welch Elementary School, Naperville, IL -- October 2012

  • Clow Elementary School, Naperville, IL -- September 2012

  • Prairie State College Teacher In-Service, Chicago Heights, IL -- August 2012

  • Rochester Elementary and Middle School, Rochester, IL -- May 2012

  • Girl Scout Association, Worth, IL -- April 2012

  • Keynote Speaker – Strong Children Strong Communities Conference, Chicago Heights, IL – Feb 2012

  • Flossmoor District 161 Family Night, Flossmoor, IL – January 2012

  • Flossmoor Hills Elem School, Flossmoor, IL – January 2012

  • Circle Center School, Yorkville, IL – November 2011

  • Midwest Christian Montessori Academy, Bolingbrook, IL - October 2011

  • Clow School, Naperville, IL - September 2011

  • Patterson Elementary School, Naperville, IL - September 2011

  • Patterson School PTA, Naperville, IL - September 2011

  • Coventry School, Crystal Lake, IL - March 2011

  • IPSD#204 Staff Development Institute Day, Aurora, IL  – February 2011

  • Georgetown School, Aurora, IL - January 2011

  • IPSD#204 Staff Development Institute Day, Aurora, IL  – February 2011

  • Georgetown School, Aurora, IL - January 2011

  • Chicago Public Library, Budlong Woods branch - December 2010

  • Youth Services Librarians Staff Development, Western Springs, IL – November 2010

  • Spencer Crossing Intermediate School, New Lenox, IL - November 2010

  • St. Dominic School, Bolingbrook, IL - November 2010

  • St. Celestine School, Elmwood Park, IL - November 2010

  • Clow School, Naperville, IL - September 2010/2009/2008/2007

  • Georgetown School, Aurora, IL - December 2009

  • Wilson Creek School, Manhattan, IL - October 2009

  • Reba Steck School, Aurora, IL - October 2009

  • St. Celestine School, Elmwood Park, IL - May 2009/2008

  • Ann Arbor Parent’s Group, Ann Arbor, MI – February 2009

  • Green Garden School, Frankfort, IL - December 2008

  • Beecher School, Beecher, IL - November 2008

  • Beach School, Round Lake Beach, IL - April 2008

  • Holy Trinity School, Bloomington, IL - February 2008

  • Irving School, Berwyn, IL - January 2008

  • Spring Brook School, Naperville, IL - December 2007

  • Jamaica School, Sidell, IL - December 2007

  • Ridge Farm School, Ridge Farm, IL - December 2007

  • Schneider School, Farmer City, IL - November 2007

  • Grove School, Northbrook, IL - October 2007

  • White Swan School, Rockford, IL - September 2007

  • O’Plaine School, Gurnee, IL - May 2007

  • Lutheran School Association, Decatur, IL - May 2007

  • Monroe School, Hinsdale, IL - February 2007