Educator, Parent, Founder of Inspired to Learn
Susan Ramsay has long been inspired by children — their sense of wonder, their ways of seeing the world, and their joy in everyday moments. This inspiration led Susan to study and work in the field of children’s early learning for almost 30 years. Her work experiences have included teaching in childcare, early learning, and intergenerational programs, as well as kindergarten classrooms. She also worked with families and educators as a resource consultant, and as an early literacy specialist for 15 years. In each of these roles and contexts, her greatest teachers have been children who ground her practice in purpose and meaning.
Susan values inclusion, democracy and justice for children, parents and communities. These values have found a home in Reggio-inspired philosophies and Susan continues to study this teaching philosophy with the Ontario Reggio Association.
She is founder of Inspired to Learn – an online access point for parents and educators to explore ways of nurturing their children’s learning.
Susan is co-founder of Early Learning Café an online gathering place for early learning educators to discuss teaching practices with leaders and thinkers in the field of early learning from around the world.