Sue Gordon received her doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Chicago. After teaching at Ithaca College and then Boston University for ten years, she was principal investigator for a number of research projects and program evaluations in the Boston area. She has a daughter and son. When her son was diagnosed with dyslexia, her attention turned from health administration to special education. In 2013, she was granted emerita status from Fielding Graduate University’s Program for Educational Leadership and Change where faculty members are called “Mentors” and the average age of the students is 46. She has volunteered in the Gulf Gate, and Wilkinson schools, for Dance the Next Generation, and currently tutors GED students in Newtown.