Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. She is the author of several books for educators, including Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World and Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age (co-author). She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and a member of the Buck Institute for Education National Faculty. Her work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Education Week, Educational Leadership, and The New York Times.
Inspired by educators who push the boundaries of the traditional classroom, she consults with teachers who are ready to shift their practice to project-based learning (PBL). A frequent conference presenter, she has provided professional development for schools in a wide range of settings, including India, Brazil, Europe, and across the United States.
Beyond the traditional school day, she has developed programs for nonprofit organizations that teach youth and adults how to improve their communities with innovative, sustainable solutions. A recent focus has been introducing project-based learning strategies in after-school settings.
Her wide-ranging interests in education and social innovation were shaped by several years as a writer, editor, and field researcher for the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (now known as Education Northwest). Working at the lab, which focuses on applied research in a multi-state region, offered a useful complement to her previous experience as a journalism instructor at the community college level.