Susanne Griffin

Vice President & Managing Director

As Vice President and Managing Director for G/A&A, Griffin oversees financial management of the firm, supervision and development of consultants and team members, and organization of systems and operations. She brings a wealth of administrative expertise garnered through a successful career in K-12 leadership.

She joins G/A&A from recent service as the Chief Academic Officer of the Minneapolis (MN) Public Schools where she developed academic priorities and directed programs to provide excellent learning environments for the approximately 34,000 students in the district. Previously, in service to the approximately 24,000 students in the Bibb County Public Schools in Macon, GA, she was Acting Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of School Improvement and Redesign. In this latter role, she led the design and implementation of a district-wide strategic planning process and the development of a school redesign effort to maximize the district’s student learning success.

Other executive roles include leadership posts within the Rochester (MN) Public Schools, including Executive Director of School Improvement and Accountability, Principal at Franklin/Montessori at Franklin Elementary Schools, Principal at Churchill/Hoover Elementary Schools, Interim Director of Special Education and Speech/Language Pathologist. She also served as an Educational Consultant with the Cochlear Implant Program at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester).

Griffin’s leadership includes service as board chair for the Child Care Resource and Referral Network (CCRR) and co-chair of the Campaign Steering Committee for the Joint Building Venture between CCRR and Rochester (MN) Boys’ and Girls’ Club. She was also a board member for the Rochester Area Foundation – First Steps and for the Rochester Diversity Council.

She has been involved with the Communities in Schools Council of Champions, Macon Promise Neighborhoods Advisory Council and Minnesota Department of Education Desegregation and Integration Task Force. Internationally, she has served as a team leader with Global Action Youth Summer Camps held in Ukraine, Moldova and India.

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