Susan M. King served in a large urban district as the magnet administrator and project manager for numerous federal Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) grants. As part of the Administration division, she developed the current operating Call Center for internal and external communication and worked in the Government and Public Affairs office managing media relations, district publications, and school board/community communications.
King is a national presenter and trainer on theme-based instruction, marketing, recruitment, and branding, intercultural responsiveness, sustainability, managing change, and leadership and worked with a DOE contractor as an MSAP federal compliance monitor. She has created, implemented, reviewed, and advised schools and districts on sustainability; federal grant evaluation and compliance monitoring; district policy; community and legislative relations; and national and local advocacy
She co-authored a chapter in Curriculum Leadership Development: A Guide for Aspiring School Leader and is a recipient of the Hillsborough Association for School Administrators Distinguished Service Award. King was Treasurer of the Consortium of Magnets/Public Choice Schools, the forerunner of the Florida School Choice Consortium. She holds a B.S.E. in English, a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education, and certification in Educational Leadership and Reading.
Since joining the Board of Directors of MSA, Ms. King has served as chairman of several committees, written articles for MSA’s eChoice, and was the Executive Secretary for several terms. King served as President from 2018 until 2020 and currently serves as the Immediate Past President on the Executive Committee.
Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.