P3 #146 Susan Hopkins

By Noa Daniel

Passionate educators connect weekly to address questions, explore perspectives and learn from each other.

A passionate advocate for children, families, schools and communities, Dr. Susan Hopkins is the Executive Director of The MEHRIT Centre and the CEO of The MEHRIT Centre’s sister company, Self-Reg Global. Over Susan’s two decades of experience in education, she has worked in roles in the early years, K-12 and post-secondary across contexts from Italy to the Northwest Territories (NWT) including classroom teacher, program support teacher, vice-principal, district coordinator for inclusion, researcher, curriculum developer, and post-secondary instructor. Susan led the NWT implementation of the Early Development Instrument in kindergarten, co-authored the 10-Year Early Childhood Framework, developed the NWT play and culture-based kindergarten curriculum and led the Planning, Research and Evaluation division for the Department of Education. Under 5+ years of Susan’s leadership, The MEHRIT Centre has evolved into a highly respected, accessible, and successful center for teaching and learning Self-Reg. Susan recently co-authored the Self-Reg Schools Handbook for Educators and developed the online resources for the Principal’s edition with Stuart Shanker (Pearson, 2019). You can listen to an episode of #OnEdMentors with Susan and other “Self Reggers” on Remote Learning and Beyond here: https://voiced.ca/podcast_episode_post/self-reg-in-remote-learning-and-beyond/